Releases in Coronavirus Times: Over 115 Prisoners Released, More to be Freed
In the past two days, the Bahraini authorities have released nearly 115 political prisoners, according to the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, while Al-Wafaa Islamic Movement said it recorded the release of about 155 political prisoners between March 10 and 15.
Hameed Khatem Will No Longer Feel Pains of Prison
Last Friday (January 31, 2020) was a gloomy day for Samaheej Village and dozens of activists in Bahrain after receiving the news of Hameed Khatem's demise.
Second Former Detainee to Die within Days Due to Illness
Former detainee Sayed Kadhem Sayed Abbas Al-Sehlawi died on Monday (February 3, 2020) after struggle with diseases.
BFHR to NIHR: You are Busy Denying Violations while Scabies Cases in Prisons Need Medical Follow-up
Commenting on the statement issued by the National Institute for Human Rights (NIHR), the Bahrain Forum for Human Rights (BFHR) said that the statement comes in the context of its constant preoccupation with denying torture whenever the authorities are condemned over new human rights violations.
Elias Al-Mulla Released: His Next Mission is Defeating Cancer
Elias Al-Mulla, a Bahraini youth, was released today at dawn on Wednesday (January 22, 2020). He entered prison at the age of 21 and was released at 28. When taken into custody, Al-Mulla was in good physical health, but he now suffers from cancer.
Multiple Sclerosis Patient Detainee Mohammad Faraj Released after 5 Years in Prison
The security authorities released today (Wednesday, January 22, 2020) at dawn multiple sclerosis patient detainee, Mohammad Faraj, after spending more than 5 years in prison.
Retinal Detachment Patient Detainee Hussein Abdulaziz Released Two and Half Month before Finishing his Prison Term
The security authorities released today (Wednesday, January 22, 2020) detainee, Hussein Abdulaziz Al-Marri, who is sentenced to 5 years in jail in a political motivated case.
Cancer Patient Detainee Elias Al-Mulla Released after 8 Years in Prison
The Bahraini security authorities released today (Wednesday, January 22, 2020) cancer patient detainee Elias Al-Mulla after spending 8 years in prison over a political motivated charge.
BFHR: Deprivation of Treatment is Typical Form of Torture in Bahrain
The Bahrain Forum for Human Rights (BFHR) said that it has monitored, during the last period, dozens of complaints by detainees, due to the violation of their right to receive appropriate and necessary treatment, especially in the Jaw Central Prison.
Al-Wefaq Calls to Save Lives of Dozens of Sick Prisoners of Conscience in Bahrain
The Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, largest opposition country, called for the necessity to work to save lives of dozens of prisoners of conscience who are suffering from pressuring diseases and are prevented from receiving the necessary treatment in Bahraini regime prisons.
Al-Wefaq: 133 Violations against Detainees, Prison Terms Exceeding 400 Years against 49 Citizens during December
Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, the largest opposition society, said that it monitored, during December 2019, continuing serious human rights violations, increase in abuses of arbitrary sentences or violations against conditions of prisoners of conscience.
HRW: Bahrain's Human Rights Watch Worsened in 2019
Bahrain's human rights record worsened in 2019, as the government carried out executions, convicted critics for peaceful expression, and threatened social media activists, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2020.
Mohammad Fakhrawi in Isolation, Deprived of Phone Calls
The targeting of detainee Mohammad Fakhrawi in Jaw prison is increasing every day amid suspicious silence of the competent authorities. The prison administration isolated him in building 2 with nearly 700 prisoners, all of whom convicted in drug-related cases, put him in a contaminated place, and are now depriving him of contacting his family.
Al-Wefaq Documents 88 Violations in Bahraini Prisons within One Week
The Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society said that it documented a number of violations, abuses and human rights crimes in Bahrain within the first week of December.
New Austerity Measures on Jaw Prisoners: Medication Unavailable, Prisoners Forced to Buy Medicines at Own Expenses
It seems that the Jaw Prison Administration is practicing new austerity measures and is violating the prisoners’ rights and need for treatment and medicine. Prisoners reported that medicines whose prices don’t exceed 7BD will not be available at the prison’s clinic and that convicts have to buy them from outside prison at their own expense.
Family of Cancer Patient Detainee Elias Al-Mullah Concerned about his Health Deterioration
Mother of cancer patient detainee Elias Al-Mullah expressed concerns regarding his low immunity and inability to resist the disease.
Political Prisoner on Hunger Strike Urges Britain to Stop Training Bahraini Security Forces
A Bahraini political prisoner on hunger strike sent a letter to the British Foreign Office urging them to stop training that is contributing to human rights violations in the Gulf state, reported the Morning Star newspaper.
NIHR Says It Follows Health Conditions of Strikers in Jaw Prison Daily
The National Institution for Human Rights said that it follows the health condition of prisoners on hunger strike in Jaw Central Prison on a daily basis.
Isolation Prisoners in Danger, Attacked by Foreign Prisoners while Prison Administration Turns Blind Eye
The isolated political prisoners are being held with other prisoners, who are not only charged with totally different cases (drugs, prostitution, murder, joining ISIS, theft...) and don't share the same language or culture, but who also have a behavior that harms the inmates in the same cell, and some even pose a real threat to the political prisoners.
Ombudsman Says Jaw Prisoners Demands Not among its Specialty, Defends Prison Administration Measures
The Ombudsman addressed the hunger strike launched by prisoners in Jaw Central Prison and responded to the detainees' demands through denying some of the complaints and deeming others illegal