Physical condition of Sheikh Issa Qassim is Improving

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SHAFAQNA- Bahrain's prominent cleric Sayyid Abdullah al-Gharifi said that the physical condition of Sheikh Issa Qassim is improving. Al-Gharifi, the prominent Bahraini scholar, made remarks about Sheikh Issa Qassim's latest state of health,…

Saeed Al-Shehabi: Muslim scholars should do more/ The real problem is politicizing religion

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SHAFAQNA | Ala Moqadas :  “I think, Islamic scholars are generally not doing their job. They should do more. Not just toward their people also among themselves,” Saeed Al-Shehabi, The Secretary Genaral of Bahrain freedom movement and founder…

Bahrain: 994 women are detained for demanding “freedom and democracy”

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SHAFAQNA- Bahrain’s largest opposition group has warned about the ruling regime’s sweeping arrest and abuse campaign against female activists throughout the course of a campaign of suppression that has already taken the lives of scores…

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…

Photos: Protest of the families of Pakistani prisoners detained in Bahrain

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SHAFAQNA- Protest of the families of Pakistani prisoners detained in Bahrain's prisons.   Read more from Shafqna: Video: If a Muslim family moves next door to you... What were the recommendations of Imam Hassan Askari (AS)…

Bahraini officials released Shiite cleric, Sheikh Ahmed al-Mosalla

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SHAFAQNA- Bahraini officials released Shiite cleric Sheikh Ahmed al-Mosalla Sunday while his trial is still ongoing. The Bahraini security forces summoned and arrested Sheikh Ahmed al-Mosalla due to one of his speeches on 25 October, 2017,…

Life sentence for Bahrain opposition leader is travesty of justice

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SHAFAQNA- Sheikh Ali Salman, the Bahraini Shiite leader was sentenced to life in prison by a Bahraini court , overturning previous acquittals on charges of spying for Qatar in what an international rights group called  a travesty of justice. On…

Saudi Attorney General request for the execution of two young Shiites

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SHAFAQNA- Saudi Arabia's court has called for two young Bahraini Shiite detainees to be sentenced to death. Jafar Mohammad and Sadiq Majid, two young Shiites of Bahrain, came to the Saudi court last week and charged with number of allegations,…

Bahrain Shia opposition calls for Election Boycott

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SHAFAQNA- The Bahraini Shi'a opposition group Al-Wefaq ,which has been dissolved and banned from conducting any activity by the ruling Al Khalifah regime, called on Oct. 9 for a national boycott of parliamentary elections scheduled on November…

Successful Results of Sheikh Qassim’s Latest Surgery 

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SHAFAQNA- The medical team tasked with caring for the Sheikh Issa Qassim revealed that the preliminary results of second complicated surgery carried out on his eyes have been announced positively, Shafaqna reported, citing LualuaTV channel. The…

About 850 grave human rights violations by Bahraini regime in July

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SHAFAQNA: During the month of July, about 844 cases of grave human rights violations in Bahrain are revealed by an independent human rights group, as the ruling Al Khalifah regime relentlessly continues with its crackdown on human rights…

Hundreds of Bahrainis stage anti-regime protests

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SHAFAQNA- Hundreds of Bahrainis have staged anti-regime protests across the country against Al-Khalifah regime. Demonstrators condemned regimes activity against political activists, Shiite clerics, according to the Mehr report, citing Manama…

Bahrain regime blocked Shiite’s access to Imam Reza (AS) Hosseiniya

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SHAFAQNA- Bahrain's security forces prevented Shiites entering the Imam Reza (AS) Hosseiniya in Al-Malikiyah area on Monday. According to lualua, Bahraini security officials have claimed that this Hosseiniya has been closed under the pretext…

UK MPs from different parties, Calls for Release All Bahrain Political Prisoners

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SHAFAQNA- UK MPs from different parties, excluding the ruling Conservative Party, have already made a similar motion three years ago, demanding the release of opposition figures in Bahrain, namely their leader Sheikh Ali Salman. They called…

Bahrain Center for Human Rights: Al-Khalifa officials are struggling with Shiite Ashura rituals

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SHAFAQNA - Bahrain Center for Human Rights announced that Bahrain security authorities target freedom of religion and belief by creating restrictions on holding of religious rituals and Ashura ceremony in the villages and cities of Bahrain. This…

Attack of Bahrain Security Forces on mourners of Imam Hussein (P)

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SHAFAQNA- Al-Khalifa security forces do their repressive action against the Shiites continuously. In this regard, they attacked on various areas of the country on Saturday and attempted to take down banners related to Ashura. A number of…

Expansion of Anti-Shia Laws in Bahrain

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SHAFAQNA - Shia Rights Watch | by Hannah Westphall :        After 9/11, the US adopted an ideology of “war on terror,” a systematic campaign using a variety of legislative and judicial methods designed to target extremist groups bent…

Sheikh Isa Qassim leaves Bahrain to Britain for medical treatment

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SHAFAQNA - Bahrain's top Shiite cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim, in his late 70s, was allowed to fly out of island kingdom for medical treatment in Britain on Monday Sheikh Isa Qassim flew out of Bahrain International Airport. Opposition activists…

Is acquittal of Sheikh Ali Salman a sign of reform in Bahrain?

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SHAFAQNA - Acquittal of Bahrain Shia opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman could be a sign for an end to repression against majority Shia population. Bahrainis rose up against the regime in 2011, calling for a constitutional monarchy and an…

USA called Bahrain government to release Shaikh Ali Salman

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SHAFAQNA - The detention of Shaikh Ali Salman led to widespread protests across the Bahrain Kingdom, which has been criticized by rights groups and governments alike, including Washington.   Washington has called upon the government of Bahrain…

Shia Rights Watch: 412 cases of violence against Shia Muslims in May 2018

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SHAFAQNA - Shia Rights Watch : The first five months of 2018 stood witness to 2,573 cases of anti-Shiism. Incidents include death, detention, discrimination, and denial of freedoms systematically or culturally. Anti-Shiism is a conflict at…

Saudis condemned on 3rd anniversary of war, Scores of Bahrainis detained

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SHAFAQNA - The third anniversary of the Saudi-led aggression on Yemen has been marked worldwide with indignation, revulsion and calls for an immediate halt of American and British arms supplies to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates.…

Bahrain’s systematic discrimination against Shiite majority

      SHAFAQNA - Leading Bahraini rights activist, Jawad Parweez, told the 36th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva that Manama is continuing its systematic discrimination and persecution of Bahrain’s Shiite…

Bahraini forces assaults on Ashura manifestations

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    SHAFAQNA - As in the recent years, the Bahraini regime troops again carried out a series of assaults on Ashura manifestations in the residential neighborhoods, confiscating flags and removing all the items used to revive…

Bahraini cleric: Saudi Regime no care about popular movements

      SHAFAQNA - Head of Bahrain’s Islamic Action Movement said Saudi Arabia, careless of the growing popular protests in the country, is evilly pressing ahead with its repressive policies both at home and abroad. The…

Bahraini forces arrest 5 citizens within 24 hours

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    SHAFAQNA - The Bahraini security authorities arrested 5 citizens from Karzakan, Sanabis and Samaheej, within 24 hours. Activists said that the authorities arrested Monday night (September 11, 2017) each of "Sayed Hussein…

Amnesty International concerned over Bahraini dissident's situation

SHAFAQNA - Amnesty International and other rights groups have expressed concern over Bahrain’s conduct in the case of a dissident who has been detained for over nine months without being charged or put on trial. In a joint letter to Bahraini…

Bahraini police attack prisoners for practicing Shiite religious rituals

    SHAFAQNA - Bahraini Activists on social media said that Jaw Prison police attacked on Tuesday night (August 22, 2017) detainees in building 14 and transferred some of them to solitary confinement for practicing Shiite religious…