June 20: Citizenship Revocation of a Founding Father of the Bahraini Constitution
June 20, 2016 was indeed a watershed moment, when the regime was attempting to crown years of brutal campaigns of repression that were ongoing since March 16, 2011 by eliminating the major leadership of the Shiite community in the country: Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim.
Strict Security Measures at Diraz Entrances ahead of F1 Race
Bahraini security forces have intensified their measures, tightening the ongoing siege imposed on the village of Diraz since June 2016.
Diraz Marks over 200 Days of Siege, Route to Health Center Blocked Increasing Residents’ Suffering
More than 200 days have passed since Bahraini authorities imposed siege on Diraz. Causing further suffering, the regime blocked route leading to health center with cement barriers.
Jamal Fakhro, Liberalism in its 60s
When Jamal Fakhro mocks the besieged residents of Bahrain’s Diraz, he is actually mocking the neoliberal face he represents.
Raid on Diraz
Bahraini Interior Ministry claimed that its morning raid on December 21, 2016 on Diraz area was launched for the purpose of “implementing judicial orders to arrest wanted persons and search their residencies.”
On Day of Sheikh Isa Qassim’s Trial Diraz Witnesses Intensified Security Measures
Bahraini village of Diraz witnessed intensified security measures since early hours of Sunday morning (December 4, 2016).
PHOTOS: Mass Protest in Diraz Demands Putting End to Sectarian Persecution of Shiites
Hundreds of Bahraini demonstrators denounced Bahraini authorities crackdown preventing Shia worshipers from holding largest Friday congregational prayers
Bahraini Authorities Continue to Prevent Shiites from Holding Largest Friday Prayers
Bahraini authorities continued their crackdown preventing the Shia from holding their largest Friday prayers at Imam Sadiq Mosque in Diraz.
Authorities Prevent Shiites from Performing Biggest Friday Prayers in Diraz
Bahrain’s security forces continued on Friday to prevent the Shiite majority from performing the biggest Friday prayers, after they prevented the Friday prayers Imam and worshippers from entering Diraz.
Open Diraz Sit-In Outside Sheikh Qassim’s House Marks 100th Day
Bahraini citizens continued their open demonstration outside house of Shiite spiritual leader, Sheikh Isa Qassim, in Diraz, marking their 100th day.
Sheikh Isa al-Mou’min Released on Bail
Bahraini court decided to release Imam of Al-Khayf Mosque, Sheikh Isa al-Mou’min, after two months of detention.
Preacher Sentenced to Two-Year Imprisonment over Diraz Demonstrations
Preacher Habib al-Dirazi was sentenced to two-year imprisonment over Diraz demonstrations.
Bahraini Islamic Ulama Council Deputy President’s Next Court Hearing to be Held on Sept. 20
Bahraini court adjourned trial of Deputy President of Islamic Ulama Council prominent Shiite cleric Sheikh Mahmoud Al-A’ali.
Director Yasser Nasser Sentenced to One Year in Prison over Diraz Protest
Bahraini court sentenced director Yasser Nasser to one year in prison over participation in Diraz open sit-in protest.
Bahraini Courts Issue Prison Sentences against Shiite Clerics
Bahraini courts issued prison sentences against Shiite clerics over their participation in open sit-in protest held outside Sheikh Isa Qassim’s house in Diraz.
Court to Issue Verdict in Case of Highest Shia Institution Head in Bahrain Sayed Majeed Al-Mashaal on August 31
Bahraini court looked into case of Sayed Majeed Al-Mashaal in second trial related to charges of assembling and inciting hatred against regime.
Head of Imam Baqir Hawza’s Trial Begins over Charges of “Assembling”
Bahraini court commenced on Wednesday trial of Shiite cleric Sheikh Jawad Al-Shehabi, president of Imam Baqir Hawza, over charges of joining Diraz rally.
Sayyed Majeed Al-Mashaal, The Turban which Turned into a Shroud
Al-Mashaal became more prominent after arrest of Sheikh Ali Salman, where he played important role in mobilizing people to rally outside Sheikh Salman’s house.
Shiite Cleric Sheikh Ali Rahma’s Trial Begins over “Participation in Diraz Protest”
Bahraini court commenced trial of Shiite cleric Sheikh Ali Rahma over charges of “illegal assembly”...
Shiite Cleric Sheikh Hamza Al-Dairy’s Case Adjourned until August 29
Bahrain court held first hearing of Sheikh Hamza Al-Dairy’s trial, over charges of participating in open sit-in outside Ayatollah Qassim’s house.