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Al Khalifa regime forces jail Shia cleric for supporting Sheikh Isa Qassim

Bahraini regime officials have sentenced a Shia clergyman to one year in prison over his support for prominent Shia cleric, Sheikh Isa Qassim, who has been stripped of citizenship by the Al Khalifah regime and is suffering from deteriorating health.

Bahrain’s Court of Appeals upheld a ruling against Sheikh Hamza al-Dairi over his participation in a sit-in near Sheikh Qassim’s residence in the northwestern village of Diraz, situated some 12 kilometers west of the capital Manama, in late May last year.

Bahraini troopers arrested the clergyman as soon as he left the court building.

Last year, a court in Bahrain handed down a one-year jail term to Sheikh Dairi, and ordered him to pay a fine of 500 Bahraini dinars ($1,326.15).

Meanwhile, Bahraini regime officials deported a young man to neighboring Saudi Arabia earlier this week over his support for Sheikh Qassim.

 

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