Why do Authorities Insist on Avenging Prisoners despite Covid-19 Outbreak among them? (Baqer Darwish)
BFHR president commented on the outbreak of Coronavirus inside Jaw Prison and the infection of number of inmates saying "The detainees' experience of being denied health care by the prison administration as one of the preferred methods of torture leads us to question how the security authorities would deal with prisoners after COVID-19 reaches prisons."
Bahrain Sends Note of Protest to Qatar over Program Aired by Al-Jazeera Channel on Sufferings of Political Prisoners
The Bahraini Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed today that it had sent a note of protest to the Qatari Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The note included the Ministry's strong condemnation of a TV program titled (Out of Context), aired on Qatari channel "Al Jazeera" on March 7.
Int'l Calls to Release 6 Bahrainis
Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) and UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention's report demanded the release of 6 Bahraini activists who were arbitrarily arrested without judicial permit and were tortured to have their confessions extracted.
A Letter to Every Family who has a Minor Detained or Convicted of Murder
Could there be a door of hope for every detainee accused of a crime that occurred before he turned 18? Perhaps yes and perhaps no.
Interior Ministry Completed Vaccination of All Inmates who Wanted to Get COVID-19 Vaccine
The Interior Ministry said in an official statement on Friday (February 17, 2021) that the General Directorate of Reformation and Rehabilitation completed in cooperation with the Health Affairs Directorate the vaccination of all inmates who wanted to get COVID-19 vaccine.
Three COVID-19 Cases among Prisoners: Al-Wadaei
Director of Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy, Sayed Ahmed Al-Wadaei, confirmed that 3 political prisoners have been infected with Coronavirus in the notorious Jaw Prison.
Coronavirus Hits Jaw Central Prison, Inmate Tested Positive for COVID-19
The Interior Ministry announced on Tuesday (February 9, 2021) that a detainee in Jaw Prison was infected with Coronavirus and said that it quarantined people in contact with him.
118 NGOs Demand Danish Gov't to Strengthen Efforts to Release HR Activist Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja
118 international and Bahraini rights groups called for renewing efforts to secure the immediate and unconditional release of a prominent human rights defender and dual Danish-Bahraini citizen.
Does the NIHR Care for the Sentiments of Sheikh Zuheir Ashour's Family?
It has been 6 months since contact was lost with imprisoned Sheikh Zuheir Ashour. This long period of time didn't push the National Institute for Human Rights (NIHR) to reveal Sheikh Ashour's fate or situation inside prison, where he is serving a 75-year prison term.
Why Are Authorities Still Taking Isolation Measures against Prisoners?
The Bahraini government is easing measures for combating the Coronavirus pandemic and life is returning to the island nation. Malls, restaurants and cafes have resumed their work. People can now meet with each other, except for prisoners, who no one speaks about. They have been deprived of family visits for about 8 months.
Health Situation of Haq Secretary-General Deteriorates
Activist Ali Mushaima announced on Wednesday (November 11, 2020) that the health situation of his father, Secretary-General of Haq Movement, Hasan Mushaima, deteriorated.
Health Situation of Hasan Mushaima Deteriorates, Transferred to Military Hospital
Family of detained leader Hasan Mushaima said that Jaw Prison administration transferred him to the military hospital on Monday (October 19, 2020) after his health deteriorated.
Interior Ministry: Reports on Coronavirus Cases in Prison "False"
The Bahraini Interior Ministry said that the reports on Coronavirus cases in Jaw Prison are false.
COVID-19 Case Detected among Jaw Prisoners
Human rights activist Ibtisam Al-Saegh said she received a call from one of Jaw prisoners stating that there are Coronavirus cases inside the prison.
16 Rights Groups Urge Bahrain King to Halt Executions of Ramadan and Moosa
King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain should commute the death sentences of Mohamed Ramadan and Hussein Ali Moosa, 16 international and Bahraini rights groups said in a joint letter to the king. The men were not afforded a fair trial and their allegations of torture were not adequately investigated.
Three Rights Groups Hail High Commissioner Statement against Death Penalty in Bahrain
Three Bahraini human rights organizations expressed appreciation for the statement issued on July 14, 2020, by the High Commissioner for Human Rights on the arbitrary death sentences issued against torture victims, Mohammad Ramadan and Hussain Moosa.
Last Call on Behalf of Mohammad Ramadan's Kids: Don't Destroy Their Lives
The Cassation Court issued the final verdict against Mohammad Ramadan and Hussain Moosa over charges of killing a policeman and other terrorism-related charges, even though both of the defendants stated that security men tortured and sexually assaulted them to extract confessions.
The Netherlands Calls on Bahrain to Quash Death Sentences of Mohammad Ramadan and Hussain Moosa
Amsterdam called on the Bahraini authorities to reverse the court rulings issued against the two youths, Mohammad Ramadan and Hussain Moosa, who were sentenced to death.
Al-Wefaq: 5,689 Victims have Documented Severe Torture since Beginning of Popular Movement
The Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society said that since the beginning of the popular movement in 2011 to date, those who documented severe torture and ill-treatment amounted to 5,689 victims, including women, children and people with special needs.
BFHR: Denial of Treatment Turned into Typical Torture Method in Bahraini Prisons
The Bahrain Forum for Human Rights said in a statement on the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture that the denial of treatment has turned into a typical method of torture in Bahrain's prisons.