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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…

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…

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…

Court in Bahrain Upholds Jail Term for High School Student

SHAFAQNA-A court in Bahrain upheld a six-month jail term against a high school student as the ruling Al Khalifa regime intensifies its crackdown against political dissidents and pro-democracy campaigners in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom. The…

Citizenship of 732 Bahrainis Revoked Since 2012

SHAFAQNA- he Campaign for Peace and Democracy (CPD) said as many as 732 Bahrainis have been stripped of their nationality over the past 6 years. According to Al-Laulau website, the New York-based CPD said the first ruling that revoked…

Bahraini Opposition Calls for Rallies Marking 7th Year of Revolution

SHAFAQNA- According to al-Laulau website, a spokesman for the coalition said the Bahraini people, through their awareness, resistance and steadfastness have proved to the world that they will not abandon their legitimate demands, including…

Al Khalifa forces arrest Bahraini Shiite cleric

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SHAFAQNA - Bahraini Shiite cleric Sheikh Mahmoud al-Ali has been arrested after a Manama court upheld a previous 6-month jail sentence against him. The cleric is the vice-president of Bahrain’s largest Shiite religious and cultural organization,…

Al Khalifa Playing with Fire

SHAFAQNA-  Bahrain’s Center for Human Rights and Democracy warned about the deteriorating health conditions of the country’s top Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim. In a statement, the center criticized the ruling Al Khalifa regime for holding…

Bahrain Court Sentences 4 Dissidents to 15 Years in Jail

SHAFAQNA- On Tuesday, Bahrain’s Court of Appeal found the defendants guilty of collaborating with a foreign country, establishing and joining a terrorist group, training in the use of weapons and explosives, and importing munitions and…

Bahrainis protest al-Khalifa abuses despite risk

SHAFAQNA - People in Bahrain held protest rallies against the ruling Al Khalifa regime on Friday as the regime forces prevented Friday prayers in al-Diraz region for the 56th consecutive week. People took to the streets in Diraz, the hometown…

Trump’s failure pushes GCC towards war; Alkhalifa target women activists

SHAFAQNA - The failure of the Trump administration to take a leading role in diffusing the tension among its allies in the Gulf has led to serious escalation of the conflict. Last week the Saudis handed the Qataris a list of 13 impossible demands…

Endless violence of Al Khalifa and resistance of Bahrainis

SHAFAQNA - As the suppressive policies of Al Khalifa continue against Bahraini citizens, including killing, execution, taking the dead bodies of the martyrs hostage, compulsory burial, and prevention of holding funerals, the deputy general-secretary…

Human rights activists call for international action against Bahraini regime

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SHAFAQNA- UK rights activists have gathered outside Bahrain’s embassy in London to call on the British government and the rest of the international community to stand up to the Bahraini regime and stop its brutal treatment of anti-government…

Bahraini court revokes nationality of 7 anti-regime activists

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SHAFAQNA - A court in Bahrain has revoked the citizenship of seven people after find them guilty of terror charges as the ruling Al Khalifah regime continues with its oppressive measures against political dissidents in the tiny Persian Gulf…

Saudis, Alkhalifa show signs of political, moral fatigue heralding their defeat

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SHAFAQNA - The noose is tightening around the necks of the Saudis, prompting their allies to rush to their aid. As their losses in Yemen mount, it is becoming clearer by the day that the Saudis could not win the war they had launched against…

Bahraini rights activist Khawaja goes on open-ended hunger strike

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SHAFAQNA - Leading Bahraini human rights activist Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, who is serving a life sentence in relation to his influential role in the 2011 protests against the Al Khalifah regime, has reportedly gone on hunger strike.  Maryam…

Al Khalifa forces attack funeral processions - Bahrain

SHAFAQNA - Fresh clashes have broken out in Bahrain as police attacked the funeral processions held for a teenager recently killed by regime force during an anti-regime protest. The funeral ceremonies held in the villages of Karbabad and al-Hillah…

Bahrain's Al Khalifa Regime has Failed to Wage War on Shias

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SHAFAQNA - A political analyst says a recent decision by a Bahraini court to postpone the trial of top Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim clearly shows the ruling Al Khalifah regime has badly failed in its heavy-handed crackdown on the ethnic Shia…

Supporting Sheikh Isa Qassim Religious Duty

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SHAFAQNA - Bahraini clerics have called on all the people of the Persian Gulf Arab country to show their solidarity with distinguished Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim, saying that the people's unwavering support for him is the “religious duty”…

Alkhalifa & AlSaud pacify HRC, Citizens rights quashed

SHAFAQNA - The current 34th session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) started this week in Geneva with gloomy prospect for improvement of human rights under regimes like Alkhalifa of Bahrain or AlSaud of Arabia. These two regimes, supported…

Al-Wefaq warns al-Khalifa on Sheikh Isa Qassim case

SHAFAQNA - Regime in Manama has reportedly tried the sheikh in court in an alleged khoms (religious tax received by higher clerics) case where the prosecutor requested the harshest possible punishment for Isa Qassim. The verdict garnered only…

Murder in Bahrain - Shafaqna's interview with Press TV

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SHAFAQNA - The authorities said the three faced the firing squad on Sunday. The activists were allegedly involved in a bombing in 20-14 that left three police officers dead. The executions came after a court last week upheld the death sentences…

Sheikh Ali Salman retrial was postponed by Al-Khalifa regime

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SHAFAQNA- Distinguished Shia opposition cleric Sheikh Ali Salman, who has been sentenced to nine years in jail for alleged subversion, has attended the first hearing in his retrial. According to Bahrain’s al-Wasat newspaper, the head of…

BCHR Report about Internet Freedom: 842 Months in Prison to 40 Internet Users

SHAFAQNA - Bahrain Center for Human Rights said that the Bahraini judiciary sentenced at least 40 Internet users to more than 842 months in prison. Meanwhile, at least 17 Internet users remain in prison, including BCHR's President Nabeel Rajab. The…

Al-Khalifa regime imprisons the innocent

SHAFAQNA - The Bahraini regime has jailed 38 opposition activists, including three children, within the last week. The Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR) said Saturday that regime courts have handed down lengthy jail terms totaling 231…

Sheikh Issa Qassem Slams Al Khalifa Regime’s Crackdown on Religious Figures

SHAFAQNA- Bahrain’s Shia scholars in a statement criticized the Al Khalifa regime for continuing to arrest clerics and imams of mosques in its ongoing crackdown on dissent. In the statement, released on Sunday, they said Shia clerics…

Bahraini Regime Troops Target Shia Religious Events

SHAFAQNA- The Bahraini regime troops targeted on Monday a number of religious events organized by the Muslim Shia in Sanabes, destroying a  according to eyewitnesses. The regime troops destroyed a lot of equipment used to serve food to…