Amnesty International condemns Bahrain’s sectarian harassment during Muharram

Amnesty International has denounced Bahraini authorities over mistreatment of Shia inmates during the lunar calendar month of Muharram, the 10th day of which marks the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS), the Ahlul Bait Imam and grandson of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

The London-based rights organization, in a post published on its official Twitter page, stated that prison officials have lately confiscated religious articles from the prisoners as they have done over the past years.

It censured the measure as “a form of sectarian harassment that serves no security purpose whatsoever.”

Bahraini regime forces have on occasions attacked Shia prisoners as the ruling Al Khalifah dynasty does not shy away from its heavy-handed crackdown against prominent figures and followers of the majority religious community in the country.

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