Group of Bahraini religious figures to remain in detention over Ashura commemorations

Group of Bahraini religious figures to remain in detention over Ashura commemorations

A group of Bahraini Shiite religious figures, who were detained as part of Manama’s Ashura crackdown last month, are set to remain in police custody for at least another 15 days.

AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): A group of Bahraini Shiite religious figures, who were detained as part of Manama’s Ashura crackdown last month, are set to remain in police custody for at least another 15 days.

The kingdom’s public prosecutor announced on Thursday that Sheikh Mohammed Al-Reish, Sheikh Hani al-Banna, Sheikh Yassin al-Jamri and Sheikh Majid al-Sahlawi, are still being investigated and would have their detention extended.

The group is among dozens of Bahrainis arrested over their participation in annual Ashura commemorations – a 10-day mourning period during the Islamic lunar month of Muharram that honors the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (AS).

The allegations against the men range from “inciting hatred against the regime” to harming “social harmony”.


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