Al Khalifa orders arrest of another Bahraini Shiite cleric

Al Khalifa orders arrest of another Bahraini Shiite cleric

(AhlulBayt News Agency) - Bahrain’s public prosecutor ordered the arrest of another Shiite cleric earlier this week.

Sayed Ali Al-Mosawi was given a 15-day jail term on Tuesday pending further investigation. The allegations against the cleric are unknown.

Al-Mosawi is among dozens of Shiite clerics jailed in recent months. Meanwhile, the regime stepped-up its harassment of Shiite religious figures during the annual Ashura commemorations, which honors the martyrdom of Prophet Muhammad’s grandson, Imam Hussein.

In August, the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on Manama to “stop discriminating against the Shiite communities” in the Persian Gulf kingdom.

“In Bahrain, the government continued to question, detain and arrest Shiite clerics, community members and opposition politicians,” Tillerson said following the release of the US State Department’s annual report on international religious freedom.


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