FILE -- In this Nov. 21, 2014 file photo, prominent Shiite Muslim cleric, Sheik Isa Qassim, speaks during midday prayers Friday, in the village of Diraz, Bahrain. United Nations experts have called on Bahrain to ensure a prominent Shiite cleric's rights are respected as he is now hospitalized. The experts issued a statement Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, on the case of Qassim, in his late 70s, who supporters say suffers from a hernia and was hospitalized on Monday.
FILE -- In this Nov. 21, 2014 file photo, prominent Shiite Muslim cleric, Sheik Isa Qassim, speaks during midday prayers Friday, in the village of Diraz, Bahrain. United Nations experts have called on Bahrain to ensure a prominent Shiite cleric's rights are respected as he is now hospitalized. The experts issued a statement Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, on the case of Qassim, in his late 70s, who supporters say suffers from a hernia and was hospitalized on Monday. Hasan Jamali, File AP Photo
FILE -- In this Nov. 21, 2014 file photo, prominent Shiite Muslim cleric, Sheik Isa Qassim, speaks during midday prayers Friday, in the village of Diraz, Bahrain. United Nations experts have called on Bahrain to ensure a prominent Shiite cleric's rights are respected as he is now hospitalized. The experts issued a statement Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, on the case of Qassim, in his late 70s, who supporters say suffers from a hernia and was hospitalized on Monday. Hasan Jamali, File AP Photo

UN experts ask Bahrain to respect prominent sheikh's rights

December 07, 2017 04:15 AM

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