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 this mosque.