The closure of a Mosque for few days
Al-Wefaq has condemned the closure of Imam Sadiq Mosque in Manama
and regarded it in its statement as 'unjustifiable, and is not part
of the Interior Ministry's jurisdiction, besides being a violation
of human rights that negatively affects Bahrain's human rights'
record'. Al-Wefaq also criticized this interference in religious
freedoms and holy rituals which are inherent and fundamental rights
according to the Constitution and the international conventions
which Bahrain has signed. The statement has called on the government
to seek political solutions to problems rather than security ones,
to favor dialogue and to respond to calls for reconciliation.
The government had closed the mosque for a few days in order
to prevent what it described as extremists from controlling it and
consequently from encouraging worshippers to riot. It is a well
known fact that most unauthorized demonstrations have started from