Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Bahrain

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Bahrain

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See also Iraq

Apr. 19: Two people were killed when their car exploded in the village of al-Maqsha' near Manama; it was unclear if the people were targeted by bombers or were planning to carry out an attack themselves. Several bombings occurred in recent weeks as police clashed with antigovemment protesters. [BBC, 4/19]

Apr. 24: The Interior Ministry deported a leading Shi'i cleric, Shaykh Husayn al-Najati, who was bom in Bahrain and represented Iraq's most powerful Shi'i leader, Grand Ayatollah 'Ali Sistani. The United Nations criticized the deportation, saying it was part of continued religious discrimination against Bahrain's Shi'i minority. The ministry said that Najati had not been transparent in his coimnunication about his in-country situation. [AP, 4/23, AFP, 4/24]

June 10: Thirteen Shi'i demonstrators each received sentences of up to 13 years in prison from a Bahraini court. The civilians were sentenced for attacking police during an antigovemment protest in the predominantly Shi'i town of Sitra near Manama in 2012. [DS, 6/10]

June 25: Khalil al-Marzuq, a leading member of the Shi'i opposition party al- Wefaq National Islamic Society, was released from prison and cleared of terrorism charges. …

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