Bahraini regime on Wednesday went ahead with repressive court sentences against dozens of pro-democracy activists, as prominent Shia cleric, who has been for months under house arrest, was transferred to hospital.
Local sources told Al-Manar that two activists were sentenced to death on Wednesday, taking to twenty the number of activists who got death sentences in the recent months.
The sources said that five girls were sentenced to five years in prison.
15 pro-democracy activists got life sentences, while 17 others were sentenced to 15 years in jail, according to Bahraini sources.
Bahraini regime courts also sentenced 9 activists to 10 years in jail, while sentencing 11 others to 5 years in prison, the sources added.
47 activists were stripped from their citizenship also on Wednesday.
On the other hand, Al-Wefaq opposition group announced that Ayatollah Sheikh Issa Qassem was transferred to the hospital “to receive treatment after his health condition has worsened, and since he needs to undergo an important surgery.”
Al-Wefaq revealed that Sheikh Qassem began to feel sick and needed surgery more than 10 days ago, “but surprisingly, the regime procrastinated and delayed allowing him to undergo the surgery.”
The group accused the Bahraini regime of stalling the treatment of Sheikh Qassem, saying that the Court of Cassation and the regime moved its judicial tools again in the trial of the Shiite presence in the country, Bahrain Mirror reported.
Al-Wefaq called for ending this hostile action against the Shiite component and returning the nationality to the highest Shiite authority in Bahrain, Sheikh Qassem.