According to Bahraini activists, the house of Sheikh Isa Qassim, the spiritual leader of the Shia majority in the country, is still under siege by the regime’s security forces.

Sheikh Qassim’s supporters were not able to get close to his house because of the siege, Al Mayadeen TV quoted the activists as saying.

The Bahraini people also staged widespread rallies across the country on Sunday night to denounce the Al-Khalifa regime for attacking the house of the prominent cleric and its crackdown on dissidents.

The protesters called on the Bahraini authorities to hand over the bodies of the martyrs who were recently killed in Diraz.

On Monday, regime forces attacked the supporters of Sheikh Qassim in Diraz, killing at least six people and injuring dozens. They also arrested over 280 people.

The raid came after a Bahraini court ruling on May 21 that sentenced Sheikh Qassim to one year in jail. The cleric’s properties worth three million Bahraini dinars were also confiscated by the Bahraini regime.

Sheikh Qassim has also been sentenced to pay a fine of 1,000 Bahraini dinars (about $2,650).

Since the beginning of the daily protests against the Al Khalifa regime, Riyadh has been supporting the Bahraini regime to suppress the protesters using harsh measures.