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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who is paying an official visit to Bahrain, attended a ceremony during which he was decorated with Bahrain’s highest national order, Sheikh Isa bin Salman al-Khalifa Medal.
Bahrain on Sunday executed three anti-regime activists over their alleged role in a 2014 bomb attack, amid widespread public anger against the death verdicts.
Regime forces in Bahraini have handed a warrant to prominent cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim to appear in court, after clashing with supporters around his house.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi voiced deep concerns over a series of attacks on the offices of Bahrain’s main Shiite opposition group, the al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, by the Manama regime.
It is necessary for the Bahraini regime to respect the dignity of the opposition’s religious figures and halt crackdown on people to ensure a political approach for addressing the crisis.
The representative of Sheikh Isa Qassim, the spiritual leader of Bahrain’s Shiite majority whose nationality has been recently revoked by the Al Khalifa regime, said the senior cleric will definitely refuse to attend a planned hearing tomorrow.