Bahrain court upholds one-year jail term for Muslim cleric, Sheikh Qassim

Bahrain court upholds one-year jail term for Muslim cleric, Sheikh Qassim

By Bimbo Ogunnaike A court in Bahrain upholds a one-year jail term  handed to top Shia cleric, Sheikh Isa Qassim, who has been stripped of his nationality by the Al Khalifah regime and confirms the decision to revoke the cleric’s citizenship. A legal source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Bahrain’s Supreme Court confirmed the same ruling for two of the 81-year-old cleric’s aides, Sheikh Hussein Mahrus and Mirza al-Obaidli. On May 21 last year, a Bahraini court convicted Sheikh Qassim of illegal collection of funds and money laundering, and sentenced him to one year in…

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