Press Shia Agency – Al-Khalifa regime releases 4 Bahraini cleric prisoners who were in jail for more than a year.
Press Shia Agency – According to reports, Al-Khalifa regime is releasing 4 Bahraini Shia clerics who were held in prison for more than one year.Clerics’ names are announced as Sheikh Monir al-Matough, Sheikh Sayyid Yasin al-Mousawi, Sheikh Emad al-Shaghlah and Sheikh Aziz al-Khazran.
These 4 clerics were charged with participation in protests in support of Sheikh Isa Qaseem, the leader of the Shia majorities of Bahrain in the al-Daraz region.
Thousands of anti-regime protesters have held demonstrations in Bahrain on an almost daily basis ever since a popular uprising began in the country in mid-February 2011.
They are demanding that the Al Khalifah dynasty relinquish power and allow a just system representing all Bahrainis to be established.
Manama has gone to great lengths to clamp down on any sign of dissent. On March 14, 2011, troops from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were deployed to assist Bahrain in its crackdown.
Scores of people have lost their lives and hundreds of others sustained injuries or got arrested as a result of the Al Khalifah regime’s crackdown.
On March 5, Bahrain’s parliament approved the trial of civilians at military tribunals in a measure blasted by human rights campaigners as being tantamount to imposition of an undeclared martial law countrywide.
Bahraini monarch King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifah ratified the constitutional amendment on April 3.