An Interesting Look at Al Klalifa Policy and Bahrain in Olympic
Nicholas McGeehan (@NcGeehan) Persian Gulf researcher at Human Rights Watch posts a contradiction notion in his Twitter.
He Wrote “Who here no longer has Bahraini nationality? (Clue: he isn't Jamaican and can't run the 100 meters in 10.05 seconds) “.
He refer to Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Ahmed Qassim who is Bahrain's leading Shia cleric and a politician. He is the spiritual leader of Al Wefaq, Bahrain's biggest opposition society. He was the leader and is the founders of Islamic Enlightenment institution.
After Bahrain Revolution in 2011 which severly surpassed by Al Khalifa regim Sheikh Isa Qassim called peole for nonviolent protest.
His spiritual role in Bahraini opposition groups causes on 20 June 2016, a week after the regime of Bahrain suspended the Shia opposition group al-Wefaq, Sheikh Isa Qassim was stripped of his Bahraini citizenship.
An interior ministry statement accused Sheikh Isa Qassim of using his position to "serve foreign interests" and promote "sectarianism and violence". he and his followers as well as global human right organization protest the verdict and call it political accusation.
But about Jamaican runners who represent Bahrain in Rio Olympic. Kemarley Brown and Andrew Fisher who represent Bahrain after applying for citizenship in Bahrain.