shias in bahrain

Bahrain Shiite Cleric Goes on Trial for Money Laundering

DUBAI, July 27 – The spiritual leader of Bahrain’s Shi’ite Muslim majority went on trial on Wednesday on charges of collecting donations illegally and money laundering in a case that has increased tensions in the Western-allied Gulf Arab state. Ayatollah Isa Qassim, who also faces expulsion from the country after authorities revoked his citizenship last

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