"Today in Bahrain, anyone who dares to criticize the authorities - whether a human rights defender or political activist - risks punishment," said James Lynch.
Clashed erupted in the Bahrain island of Sitra on Friday (February 12, 2016) between police forces and demonstrators who took to the streets to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the eruption of the February 14 protests.
"It should be noted that the presence of the people is in support of the ideals of the late Imam Khomeini, the martyrs and the leadership of the Islamic government," the Ayatollah Nouri-Hamadani noted.
"Right now, yet another frightening battle front has emerged, which if not properly managed and properly contained, can pose a much bigger challenge to the Ummah and the country’s security, Perhaps worst than the BokoHaram problem. The latest threat is of course the Shia Movement."