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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…

Sheikh Isa Qassim placed back under house arrest following surgery

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SHAFAQNA-Bahrain’s highest religious authority Sheikh Isa Qassim was discharged from hospital over the weekend after undergoing surgery. He was returned to his home in Diraz where he remains under house arrest. On Friday, he spent several…

Ayatollah Noori Hamedani condemns revocation of Sheikh Isa Qassim’s citizenship

SHAFAQNA - In a meeting with a group of seminary students in the city of Qom on Thursday, January 31, senior Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Hussein Noori Hamedani warned students to stay vigilant in the face of current world issues and advised…

Bahraini court upholds jail sentence against Sheikh Isa Qassim

SHAFAQNA - Bahrain’s highest religious authority Sheikh Isa Qassim has had his 1-year suspended prison sentence upheld by Manama’s Cassation Court on Monday. The court also upheld a June 2016 ruling that stripped the senior cleric of…

Bahrain’s scholars call for supplication sessions for Sheikh Isa Qassim’s health

SHAFAQNA - Bahrain’s religious scholars or the Ulama called on Bahrainis to take part in supplication sessions for the health of Sheikh Isa Qassim. The Ulama asked that the gatherings be organized in a number of locations including mosques…

Letter of Ayatollah Akhtari to UN Secretary-General and human rights officials on health conditions of Sheikh Isa Qassim

SHAFAQNA - Following the worsening of the physical condition of Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim, member of the Supreme Council of the Ahlul Bayt World Assembly, the Secretary-General wrote to the Secretary-General of the United Nations and seven…

Bahraini shiite cleric accuses Manama of slowly killing of Ayatollah Isa Qassim

SHAFAQNA - A leading Bahraini Shiite cleric called on Manama to lift the house arrest on Bahrain’s highest religious authority, Ayatollah Isa Qassim, and allow him to receive desperately needed medical care. Speaking to the media in Beirut…

Protests erupt across Bahrain following Sheikh Qassim’s deteriorating health

SHAFAQNA - Protesters marched peacefully through the streets of a number of towns and villages including Karbabad, Shahrakkan, Buri, Abu Saiba, Samaheej, and Al Maqsha. Many waved the Bahraini flag and held up posters of Sheikh Qassim, the…

Sheikh Isa Qassim's health deteriorates

SHAFAQNA - Rights activists have taken to social media to express their grave concerns as to Sheikh Isa Qassim's health, warning that the senior cleric was quickly slipping away due to a lack of adequate medical care. Hounded by Manama regime…

Bahrainis demands release of Sheikh Isa Qassim

SHAFAQNA - Hundreds of people staged protests in different villages across Bahrain on Friday (October 20, 2017), demanding to end the house arrest imposed on the spiritual leader of Shia majority Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim and in solidarity…

Bahraini Shiite clerics forbidden from referring to Sheikh Isa Qassim during Ashura sermons

SHAFAQNA - A number of Shiite clerics in Bahrain’s northwestern village of Diraz are being warned against mentioning the name of the country’s highest religious authority, Sheikh Isa Qassim, during their Ashura sermons. Over the past…

Sheikh Qassim’s Fate Still Unknown

SHAFAQNA - A senior Bahraini opposition figure and political activist said the fate of Sheikh Isa Qassim, the spiritual leader of the kingdom’s Shiite majority, and many other people recently arrested in Diraz, the hometown of the cleric,…

Iran's letter to UN chief to protest at unfair verdicts against Sheikh Isa Qassim

SHAFAQNA - Iran in separate letters to UN Chief Antonio Guterres and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein warned of the Bahraini government's security approach, and called for the peaceful settlement of issues and withholding…

Struggle to defend religion just started: Bahraini clerics

SHAFAQNA - Bahraini clerics have hailed the endeavors made by anti-government protesters who resist the Al Khalifah regime's heavy crackdown on dissent, saying their struggle to save their religion has just started. "The battle for the…

"Detention of Sheikh Qassim done with US support", says Daqaq

SHAFAQNA - The representative of the prominent Shiite cleric Sheikh Issa Qassim in Iran underlined that the verdict for detaining Sheikh Qassim was issued after the Bahraini King Hamad bin Issa al-Khalifa received the green light from Washington. "After…

People will strip Al Kalifa of Bahraini nationality: Clerics, seminarians

SHAFAQNA - Seminaries and top religious figures have issued statements denouncing detention of prominent Bahraini Shia cleric stressing that soon people will strip Al Khalifa regime of its Bahraini nationality. Society of Seminary Teachers…

Bahrainis rally in support of Sheikh Isa Qassim

SHAFAQNA - Thousands of people in Bahrain took to the streets across the Persian Gulf country in protest at a court ruling sentencing the spiritual leader of Bahrain’s Shiite majority Sheikh Isa Qassim to one year in prison. Rallies in support…

Scholars urged Bahrainis to gather in mosques before Sheikh Isa Qassem trial

SHAFAQNA - Bahraini scholars issued a statement calling on the men and women of the country to fill mosques in all regions in Bahrain on Saturday night (May 20, 2017), on the eve of scheduled trial of Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassem on Sunday (May…

Bahrainis rally in support of Sheikh Isa Qassim

SHAFAQNA - Attired in shrouds, Bahrainis rallied countrywide in support of the island’s most senior Shia cleric, who has been stripped of his citizenship and is to be tried for charges widely denounced as politically-influenced. Crowds of…

Activists calls for mass protests on eve of Sheikh Isa Qassim's verdict

SHAFAQNA - Activists on social media outlets called for massive protests today, on the eve of the sentence hearing of spiritual leader for Shiite majority, Sheikh Isa Qassim. A preliminary sentence is expected to be issued against Sheikh…

Sheikh Ali Salman: "Sheikh Isa Qassim’s trial persecution of all Bahraini Shia"

SHAFAQNA - Bahrain’s senior opposition cleric Sheikh Ali Salman says the prosecution of top Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim amounts to persecution and targeting of the entire Shia community in the country. Salman, the secretary general of the…

Sheikh Isa Qassim: NGOs call on UK, UN, US and EU for Public Action Before 7 May Trial

SHAFAQNA - Mr. Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State, United States Boris Johnson, Foreign Secretary, United Kingdom Prince Zeid, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Ahmed Shaheed, UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion High Representative…

Bahraini clerics: Any ruling against Sheikh Qassim to have no legal value

SHAFAQNA - A number of senior Bahraini clerics warned the Manama regime about its decision to try Sheikh Isa Qassim, the spiritual leader of the country’s Shiite majority, later this week and said any verdict issued against him will have no…

Bahrainis rally ahead of Sheikh Isa Qassim’s trial

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SHAFAQNA - New wave of anti-regime protests has erupted in Bahrain since last week as Al Khalifa regime has set to hold on May 7 final trial session of the high-profile cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim, the spiritual leader of the country’s uprising. The…

Rally & Press Conference on Bahrain - UK

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SHAFAQNA - Bahrain Opposition Bloc in UK­ ­ Cordially invites you to a ­ Rally­ & ­Press Conference 3.00-5.00pm Sunday 30th April Marble Arch, London W1H 7DX­ The Alkhalifa regime has ­instensified its aggression on…

Bahrain Campaign's statement on prosecution of Ayatollah Sheikh Esa Qassim;

SHAFAQNA - Bahrain regime plans for chaos as Sheikh Isa Qassim trial nears The regime in Bahrain has more chaos, instability and violations lined up, as the trial of Sheikh Isa Qassim nears. A number of unconfirmed reports suggest that the…

Islamic European Union of Shia Scholars condemns Sheikh Isa Qassim’s trial in Bahrain

SHAFAQNA - Islamic European Union of Shia Scholars has denounced Al-Khalifa regime’s misguided measure to quell popular revolution through trying a moderate cleric as Sheikh Isa Qassim. The Union’s statement came on Thursday against the…

Supporting Sheikh Isa Qassim is defending Islam

SHAFAQNA - In a joint statement released on Monday, a day before the High Criminal Court holds Ayatollah Qassim's final trial session, Bahraini clerics said that “there is no doubt that defending senior cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim is in fact…