Ruling against Isa Qassim to intensify conditions in Bahrain

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TEHRAN, May 21 (MNA) – Hossein Amir-Abdollahian underlined that recent court ruling against Sheikh Isa Qassim would aggravate conditions in Bahrain.

Parliament’s general director for international affairs, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, was reacting to recent court verdict by Bahrian that has sentenced Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim to one year in prison, suspended for three years, and ordered him to pay a fine.

“Sheikh Isa Qassim does not belong to Bahrain solely; such violent rulings against this distinguished cleric would not help settling Bahrain’s domestic crisis, but would worsen the situation,” he said.

He asserted that Bahraini government has to rely on its nation not the foreigners if it seeks the political settlement of its crises; “dialogue and political talks are only way out of crisis in Manama.”

A report by  Bahrain's al-Wasat newspaper said the Bahraini court had ordered Qassim to pay a fine of 100,000 Bahraini dinars (over $265,000). The court further ruled to confiscate Qassim's properties worth 3 million Bahraini dinars (almost $8 million) and two of his homes.

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