Ayatollah Isa Qassim

Bahrain Summons Senior Shiite Clerics for Questioning: Lawyer

DUBAI, June 23 – Bahraini authorities on Thursday summoned five Shiite Muslim scholars for questioning, activists said, in what appeared another step in a crackdown on dissent by the Sunni-ruled kingdom. The clerics were called to a police station west of the capital Manama as an administrative court began hearing a justice ministry petition to

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Bahrain’s move against Shiite leader unjustified: UN

GENEVA, June 21 – Bahrain’s decision to revoke the citizenship of the spiritual leader of the kingdom’s Shiite Muslim majority is “clearly unjustified” under international law, a spokeswoman for the U.N. human rights office said on Tuesday. “Given that due process was not followed, it cannot be justified,” Ravina Shamdasani told a U.N. briefing in

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