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Shia cleric arrested upon his arrival at Bahrain airport

Bahraini security authorities arrested Shia cleric Sheikh Hamed Ashour upon his arrival at Bahrain Airport, returning from abroad.

Bahraini security authorities arrested Shia cleric Sheikh Hamed Ashour upon his arrival at Bahrain Airport, returning from abroad.

The authorities have not disclosed the reason for the arrest and location of Sheikh Ashour.

Citizens are seeing that the arrest of the Sheikh is part of the sectarian targeting of Shia clerics and Husseini preachers in Bahrain.

Honorable religious scholars face unfair prison terms and other sentences because of their role in religious guidance in the Kingdom.

The Bahraini authorities also prevent the establishment of the Friday prayer and impose strict security restrictions on religious rituals.

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