Respect sheikh’s rights, says UN
– 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