Date :Monday, December 3rd, 2018 | Time : 10:32 |ID: 79812 | Print

Bahrain: Former head of Sharia Commission arrested/ Al-Wefaq comment on second round of Parliamentary election

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SHAFAQNA- While the Bahraini opposition boycotted parliamentary and municipal elections, the Al Khalifa regime, regardless of their demands, held the second round of elections, while the Bahraini opposition, which has almost the majority of the country are still continuing their protests and rejecting the elections.

The deputy secretary general of Al-Wefaq Society, Sheikh Hussein Al-Daihi, commented on the second round of parliamentary and municipal elections, tweeting that “the second round of elections laid the foundation for failure and weakness in the so-called elections ‘play’ in Bahrain and proved by no doubt that the authorities used [inaccurate] numbers, making a mockery of itself in front of everyone”.

“The international and national stances challenging the legitimacy and integrity of the elections were numerous and came from every corner. I have not seen a positive statement about them so far,” he added.

“Coinciding with the second round of elections in Bahrain, I read a report by human rights organizations on electoral terrorism, and in fact I was very surprised by the scale of terrorizing practiced against citizens to force them to vote,” he stressed, underlining that “This time the elections revealed the magnitude of the political problem that is ravaging the country and the isolation between the people and the government, so the boycotters were disgruntled and those who participated did so out of fear of intimidation”.

Al-Daihi went on to say that “the opposition announced that turnout did not exceed 30% and this rate was confirmed again after the second round”.

“Some are seeking, through lies and deception, to eliminate the people of Bahrain. We tell them to come and conduct a real referendum, in which votes are cast in real ballot boxes to find out who are the deceivers,” he highlighted.

Shiite Cleric Sheikh Fadhil Al-Zaki Arrested after House Raid

Bahraini security authorities arrested on Friday (November 30, 2018) Sheikh Khalid Fadhil al-Zaki, who is the head of the Sharia Commission at the Islamic Scholars Council’s Central Committee – a leading Shia body dissolved in 2014 , after raiding his house.

Eye witnesses said that security forces raided his house and searched it for two hours, before they arrested him and took him to an unknown place.

Al-Wefaq stressed that since the arrest of al-Zaki, no news of him is available.

The Bahraini regime has so far detained and sentenced nearly 20 Shiite clerics. Thousands of anti-regime protesters have held demonstrations in Bahrain on an almost daily basis ever since a popular uprising began in the country in mid-February 2011.

 

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BAHRAIN SHIA OPPOSITION CALLS FOR ELECTION BOYCOTT     

LIFE SENTENCE FOR BAHRAIN OPPOSITION LEADER IS TRAVESTY OF JUSTICE     

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