Murtada al-Sanadi, an exiled Bahraini Shi’ite cleric based in the Iranian holy city of Qom, speaks to Iranian media in Tehran, Iran, in this undated handout photo. Tasnim News Agency/Handout via REUTERS
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At a wake in Iran's holy city of Qom in February, a small group of Bahraini emigres and preachers mourned a young militant killed in a gunbattle with Bahrain's security forces.The Bahraini government has asserted he was fleeing to Iran.An analysis of years of statements by Bahrain's public prosecutor on Ashtar Brigades suspects suggests that the group operates in cells of fewer than 10 young men overseen by emigre militants like Sanadi based in Iran.Iran denies the accusation.Sanadi has powerful allies in Iran, where he has lived since he went into exile in 2012 .The official website of Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei published an editorial by Sanadi in December accusing the U.S. of helping repress Shiite activism in Bahrain.Bahrain accuses Sanadi of having organized deadly attacks on police and smuggling arms from Iran.Ghasra's brother Yasser, speaking to Reuters from Iran, acknowledged that his brother Reda was a fighter but denied he received Iranian help.
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