Hezbollah Condemns Bahraini Regime for Expelling Sistani’s Representative
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A senior official of the Lebanese Hezbollah Resistance Movement condemned the Bahraini regime’s move to expel the representative of Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani from the tiny Persian Gulf country.
During a Friday prayers sermon in the Lebanese eastern city of Baalbek, Sheikh Muhammad Yazbak, the head of Hezbollah's Sharia committee, censured Al Khalifa regime for expelling Ayatollah Sheikh Hussein al-Najati from Bahrain and confiscating his identity certificate.
He emphasized that many of the Bahraini people are also at risk of expulsion from the country, (Sawt al-Manama) Manama Voice reported.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Sheikh Yazbak called on the international community to take necessary measures to end the human rights violations in Bahrain.
Sheikh Hussein al-Najati was responsible for collecting and redistributing religious donations on behalf of Ayatollah Sistani. Manama accuses Najati of not being transparent and said he did not have the official approval of the regime.
"As none of the required procedures had been taken, it was decided to deport Najati in accordance with the laws and regulations in Bahrain," Bahrain’s Interior Ministry said.
Shiite opposition parties have condemned the cleric's expulsion, saying the move violates international laws and human rights. His deportation is said to further stoke tensions in the Persian Gulf Island.
Najati had been among the 31 opposition figures deprived of their Bahraini nationality by the regime in 2012.