Bahrain Observatory Denounces Targeting of Ashura Religious Rituals
Bahrain Mirror: The department of religious freedom of the Bahrain Human Rights Observatory (BHRO) denounced the Bahraini authorities’ ongoing violations of the citizens’ religious right to practice their religious rituals during the occasion of Ashura.
Al-Wefaq: Regime’s Act of Taking Down Ashura Banners by Force Reflects Systematic Policy & Gap between Gov’t. and People
Bahrain Mirror: Bahrain’s Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society condemned the Bahraini authorities for taking down Ashura banners by force in a number of villages and towns across Bahrain, deeming this act “a violation of religious rituals and freedoms.”
Clashes Erupt after Bahraini Security Forces Take Down Ashura Banners Leaving Protestors Injured
A number of protestors were injured in Bahrain after clashes erupted between government forces and demonstrators over the regime forces' attempts to take down Ashura banners and flags.
PHOTOS: Clashes & Injuries in Bahrain’s Al-Malikiya & Karzakan after Bahraini Security Forces Take Down Ashura Flags
Bahrain Mirror: The Bahraini Interior Ministry’s security forces took down Ashura flags and banners in the villages of Al-Malikiya and Karzakan, which caused outrage among residents who took to the streets to protest the authorities’ suppression on Tuesday (October 20, 2015).
BFHR: 11 Complaints Filed to UN about Bahraini Authorities’ Attacks on Ashura Events
Bahrain Mirror: The Bahrain Forum for Human Rights (BFHR) said in a statement that it filed 11 complaints to Mr. Heiner Bielefeldt, UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Beliefs, about the attacks of the Bahraini authorities on Ashura events.
BFHR: Bahraini Authorities, a Source of Terror & Violator of Shiite Religious Rights
Bahrain Mirror: Bahrain Forum for Human Rights stated that the Bahraini authorities’ campaign against Ashura Banners and Slogans reflects “the deep-rooted hatred and discrimination in the government’s structure.”
Nabeel Rajab: Taking Down Ashura Flags Violates Religious Freedom of Indigenous Bahrainis
Bahrain Mirror: Bahraini Human Rights Activist Nabeel Rajab tweeted on Thursday (October 15, 2015) that “taking down religious banners and flags linked to the culture and beliefs of the indigenous Bahrainis is a violation of their religious and cultural rights.”
Concrete Barriers Installed in Manama as Precautionary Measure Against Terrorist Acts during Ashura
The Bahraini Interior Ministry's security body installed concrete barriers to prevent vehicles from being parked in the streets of the capital Manama as a precautionary measure against terrorist acts during Ashura.
Sheikh Sanqour: Tearing, Taking Down Ashura Banners & Flags Provokes and Offends Emotions of Citizens
Bahrain Mirror: The preacher of Imam Al-Sadiq Mosque in Bahrain’s Diraz, Sheikh Mohammad Sanqour. criticized the authorities for tearing and taking down Ashura Banners and flags, deeming this action unjustifiable, provoking and offending to the emotions of a major faction of the Bahraini population.
Bahraini Authorities Take Down “Ashura” Flags and Banners in Eskan A’ali
Bahrain Mirror: Activists on social media said that the Bahraini authorities on Thursday (October 7, 2015) took down flags and banners for Ashura season.
On First Day of Lifting Subsidies: Meat Market Without Meat
Bahrain Mirror: The central meat market in the Bahraini capital, Manama, looked like a ghost town on Thursday (October 1, 2015) after the decision to lift subsidies on meat came into effect.