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Top Unity body raps Bahrain regime’s measures against al-Wefaq

20 June 2016 11:15

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The World Forum for Proximity of the Islamic Schools of Thought in a released statement slammed Bahraini regime’s attempt in undermining Shia Islam amid reports that authorities were targeting funds linked to the main opposition group, al-Wefaq, reported Taqrib News Agency (TNA).

“The maniacal measures of Bahraini rulers only compound the standing political turmoil in the country,” the statement read. Iran top unity center underlined such measures would put the security and stability of the country in danger.

The World Forum for Proximity of the Islamic Schools of Thought warned the regime of the fallouts of such policy highlighting such decisions might in turn led to military aggression.

The Bahrain regime’s targeting of Khums follows a court order last week that suspended the main Shia opposition al-Wefaq group.

It also comes after reports about an investigation of two Islamic charities linked to al-Wefaq and a bank account in the name of Ayatollah Isa Qassem, the country’s most senior Shia religious authority.

Bahrain, where the US Fifth Fleet is based, has been rocked by mass protests since 2011.
Shia Muslims, widely believed to constitute the majority of the country’s 1.35 million population, have long complained of being discriminated against by the ruling Al Khalifah family.

Al-Wefaq’s Secretary General Sheikh Ali Salman has been in prison since December 2014 on charges of attempting to overthrow the regime and collaborating with foreign powers, which he has denied.

Since February 2011, thousands of anti-regime protesters have held numerous demonstrations on an almost daily basis in Bahrain, calling for the Al Khalifah family to relinquish power.

In March that year, troops from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were deployed to the country to assist the Bahraini government in its crackdown on peaceful protests.

Scores of people have been killed and hundreds of others injured or arrested in the Bahraini crackdown on the anti-regime activists.

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