Re­spect sheikh’s rights, says UN

The Citizen (KZN) - - NEWS - Dubai

– United Na­tions ex­perts have called on Bahrain to en­sure a prom­i­nent Shi­ite cleric’s rights are respected as he’s now hos­pi­talised.

Sheikh Isa Qas­sim, a Shi­ite cleric in his late 70s, suf­fers from a her­nia. He was hos­pi­talised on Mon­day.

Sheikh Isa could be de­ported at any time af­ter au­thor­i­ties stripped his cit­i­zen­ship in June 2016 over ac­cu­sa­tions that he fu­elled ex­trem­ism and laun­dered money. – AP

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from South Africa

© PressReader. All rights reserved.