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Bahrain police raid Shia leader’s home after deadly clashes

Bahrain police raid Shia leader’s home after deadly clashes

May 23rd, 2017
Bahrain protester ‘killed in raid on sit-in’ near Shia cleric’s home

Bahrain protester ‘killed in raid on sit-in’ near Shia cleric’s home

May 23rd, 2017
Bahrain police open fire on Shiite sit-in: witnesses  By Afp 09:42 BST 23 May 2017, updated 09:42 BST 23 May 2017 	+2 Facebook Twitter e-mail WhatsApp Top Bahraini Shiite cleric Isa Qassim was stripped of citizenship last year, sparking the sit-in outside his residence in Diraz	+2 Top Bahraini Shiite cleric Isa Qassim was stripped of citizenship last year, sparking the sit-in outside his residence in Diraz Bahrain police on Tuesday opened fire on a long-running sit-in in support of a leading Shiite cleric in the Sunni-ruled Gulf state, hit by years of unrest.  Eyewitnesses told AFP there were multiple civilians wounded in the raid targeting the months-long sit-in in Diraz, the hometown of cleric Isa Qassim.  Qassim was sentenced on Sunday to a suspended one-year jail term for illegal fundraising and money laundering.  He was also stripped of citizenship last year, sparking the sit-in outside of his residence in Diraz.  Bahrain’s interior ministry on Tuesday said it had “launched a security operation in the village of Diraz to preserve security and civil order as the site is a safe haven for fugitives.”  Bahrain has been shaken by unrest since security forces crushed Shiite-led protests demanding a constitutional monarchy and an elected prime minister in 2011.  Bahraini authorities have accused Shiite Iran of fomenting unrest in the kingdom. Tehran has consistently denied involvement.  The small Gulf state is a key regional ally of the United States and serves as home for its Fifth Fleet.  US President Donald Trump met with Bahrain’s King Hamad in Saudi Arabia at the weekend during his first foreign trip since taking office.  Despite repeated calls from their Western allies, Bahrain’s rulers have made no concessions to the Shiite opposition and have intensified a crackdown on critics.  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Bahrain police open fire on Shiite sit-in: witnesses By Afp 09:42 BST 23 May 2017, updated 09:42 BST 23 May 2017 +2 Facebook Twitter e-mail WhatsApp Top Bahraini Shiite cleric Isa Qassim was stripped of citizenship last year, sparking the sit-in outside his residence in Diraz +2 Top Bahraini Shiite cleric Isa Qassim was stripped of citizenship last year, sparking the sit-in outside his residence in Diraz Bahrain police on Tuesday opened fire on a long-running sit-in in support of a leading Shiite cleric in the Sunni-ruled Gulf state, hit by years of unrest. Eyewitnesses told AFP there were multiple civilians wounded in the raid targeting the months-long sit-in in Diraz, the hometown of cleric Isa Qassim. Qassim was sentenced on Sunday to a suspended one-year jail term for illegal fundraising and money laundering. He was also stripped of citizenship last year, sparking the sit-in outside of his residence in Diraz. Bahrain’s interior ministry on Tuesday said it had “launched a security operation in the village of Diraz to preserve security and civil order as the site is a safe haven for fugitives.” Bahrain has been shaken by unrest since security forces crushed Shiite-led protests demanding a constitutional monarchy and an elected prime minister in 2011. Bahraini authorities have accused Shiite Iran of fomenting unrest in the kingdom. Tehran has consistently denied involvement. The small Gulf state is a key regional ally of the United States and serves as home for its Fifth Fleet. US President Donald Trump met with Bahrain’s King Hamad in Saudi Arabia at the weekend during his first foreign trip since taking office. Despite repeated calls from their Western allies, Bahrain’s rulers have made no concessions to the Shiite opposition and have intensified a crackdown on critics. 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May 23rd, 2017
Activists: Bahrain police raid Shiite cleric’s town, 1 dead

Activists: Bahrain police raid Shiite cleric’s town, 1 dead

May 23rd, 2017