“The act of striping people from their nationalities by Al-Khalifa regime displays its frustration and a sense of lack regarding nationalities".
According to Ahlul Bayt News Agency – ABNA – Ahlul Bayt World Assembly has issued a statement condemning stripping of Bahraini people, including Sheikh Abdullah Al-Daqaiq, Sheikh Isa Qassim's representative in Iran, of their Bahraini nationalities.
Parts of the statement goes, “The act of striping people from their nationalities by Al-Khalifa regime displays its frustration and a sense of lack regarding nationalities".
The full text of the statement is as follows:
In the name of God
So do not weaken and do not grieve, and you will be superior if you are [true] believers. (Surah Ali 'Imran [3:139])
Dear Hujjat al-Islam Sheikh Abdullah Al-Daqaiq
The Al-Khalifa regime has committed another crime in full absurdity by stripping you and a number of other Bahraini people of their nationalities. Actions of this sort reflect the regime’s suffocation from ill-sense, as if it is tieing the noose around its own neck.
Here in Ahlul Bayt World Assembly, we condemn such illegal, illogical, inhumane, and illicit actions. A family which like a mafia gang has occupied Bahrain and is bringing about its ruin through theft, misery, and squandering of all the wealth.
Also, we condemn the stripping of nationality from 400 other decent Bahraini people, while it is illegally granted to mercenaries, terrorists and other indecent elements in order to carry out acts of terrorism and corruption.
This action clearly displays Al-Khalifa regime’s frustration and a sense of lack regarding nationalities. They are well-aware of the fact that they do not belong to this country and are not even originally from Bahrain, coming from Hijaz and Najd, occuping this country.
We consider this crime an evidence of your dignity and honor and we are certain that this will not hinder your efforts to fulfill you and Bahraini people’s demands and goals.
Ahlul Bayt World Assembly
April 3rd, 2017
On April 2nd, the Al-Khalifa regime stripped Sheikh Abdullah Al-Daqaeq of his Bahraini nationality and sentenced him to 10 years of prison.