US Lawmakers Demand "Immediate" Action from Navy Chief Over Alleged Naval Sex Trafficking Scandal
US lawmakers called on Navy Secretary Kenneth Braithwaite to explain how the service is responding to allegations that US sailors were involved in the commercial sex trade in Bahrain.
Bahrain Purchases 20% of Ligue 2 French Club Stakes
"Ligue 2 side Paris FC on Monday announced that the Kingdom of Bahrain was taking a 20% minority stake in the club," a sports website specialized in the French football news reported.
Bahrain Takes Part in Memorandum Asking UN Not to Register Deal between Turkey and Libyan Gov't
Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Greece, and Cyprus sent a note verbale to the Secretariat of the United Nations, urging the UN not to register the maritime boundaries deal signed between Turkey and Libyan Prime Minister of the Government of the National Accord (GNA) Fayez al-Sarraj, according to a well-placed source at the UN, reported the Middle East News Agency.
British Labor Party Condemns UK Gov't Stance: It should not Remain Silent on HR Issues in Bahrain
The British Labor Party condemned the British government's position on the human rights record in Bahrain, after Bahrain's high court upholding death sentences for two pro-democracy activists Mohammad Ramadan and Hussein Mousa.
Coronavirus: Gov't Sought Help from Italy, Not UAE or KSA
While Bahrain ranked fourth on Johns Hopkins University scale for the worst places in terms of the most COVID-19 cases in the past week, with an average of 2,200 infections per million people, the infections in the country exceeded 30,000 and recorded 100 deaths.
Hakeem Al-Araibi Urges Australia to Speak out against Mohammad Ramadan and Hussein Mousa's Sentences
Refugee footballer Hakeem Al-Araibi, who was locked up in Bangkok after Bahraini officials pursued him over vandalism charges, urged Australia's Foreign Minister Marise Payne to speak out against the sentences.
Congressman McGovern Calls on Bahrain to Free Death Row Convicts Mohammad Ramadan, Hussein Mousa
Congressman James P. McGovern has called on the government of Bahrain to free Mohammad Ramadan and Hussein Mousa. The two men were convicted and sentenced to death in 2014 on terrorism charges, despite stating they were tortured and sexually assaulted to force a confession.
Review of Jassim Murad Book: ‘Ufuq Lam Yattasi’ Lahu Watan
Dr. Ghaniya ‘Ulaywi's book detailing the life and accomplishments of Jassim Muhammad Murad is informative and well-researched. It offers the reader a vivid picture of Murad's personality, career, family life, life-long accomplishments, pragmatic political ideology, and his humanist and humanitarian value-driven worldview.
Lords Call on Government to Save Bahraini Torture Victims from Execution
Peers called on the government yesterday to intervene to save the lives of two Bahraini torture victims, and questioned British "security assistance" of at least £5 million to Bahrain since 2012.
SALAM: UK Decision to Implement Universal Human Rights Sanctions Regulations Positive, should include Bahrain
SALAM DHR urged the UK government to demonstrate its commitment to human rights by extending the provisions of Global Human Rights Sanctions Regulations 2020 (Regulations) to Bahraini figures allegedly responsible for flagrant human rights abuses who may hold assets in or seek to travel to the UK and to state organizations under their control.
New York Times:Bahrain Coronavirus Cases Ranked Fourth Worldwide
The New York Times newspaper said that Bahrain Coronavirus cases ranked fourth worldwide after Arizona, Florida and South Carolina.
Lebanon: Lawsuit Filed against Lebanese Shiite Cleric who Met Israeli Rabbi in Bahrain
The public prosecutor's office in Mount Lebanon filed a lawsuit against Shiite cleric Ali Al-Amin over meeting an Israeli rabbi in Bahrain months ago, according to one of the complainants.
Amnesty Int'l: Norway, Bahrain & Kuwait Covid-19 apps Threaten Privacy
An Amnesty International study of 11 Covid-19 contact tracing apps from Europe, the Middle East and North Africa found identified apps from Bahrain, Kuwait and Norway as the most dangerous to users' privacy, according to the Sc Magazine website.
European Parliamentarians Call on Bahrain to Release Detainees due to Coronavirus
Sixty members of the European Parliament members have called on Bahrain to release prisoners of conscience and prominent political detainees because their lives are at risk from Covid-19.
US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations: Rajab's Release is Sign of what can Happen when US Makes Trouble over Political Prisoners
US member of the Foreign Relations Committee, Chris Murphy, welcomed what he called "Good News", in reference to Nabeel Rajab's release.
Tom Lantos HR Commission: Bahrain Made Right Decision in Releasing Nabeel Rajab
The Tom Lantos Commission on Human Rights in the United States Congress welcomed the release of prominent human rights defender, Nabeel Rajab, president of Bahrain Center for Human Rights.
These are the Alternative Punishments Nabeel Rajab may Serve
Nabeel Rajab's lawyer said that it is unclear what the alternative punishment would be for Rajab.
Manama Powerless in front of Riyadh's Dominance: Saudi Decision Puts Bahrain's Land Transport Sector on Bankruptcy Brink
Instances of Saudi bullying against Bahrain are increasing. After it was recently revealed that the Saudi authorities do not allow Bahrain to conduct any surveys in the northern and western Gulf of Bahrain.
NPWJ Broadcasts "Beyond Covid-19: A Nine-Year Lockdown for Bahrain" Webinar
No Peace Without Justice (NPWJ) broadcasted on Friday (May 22, 2020) on its social media platforms a webinar entitled "Beyond Covid-19: A Nine-Year Lockdown for Bahrain".
Bahrain to Import Naval Weapons from Turkey despite Financial Difficulties
Anadolu News Agency said that Bahrain signed an agreement with the leading Turkish defense and tech firm ASELSAN to supply Bahrain with a remote-controlled weapon system for the country's naval forces, despite the financial difficulties the Kingdom is witnessing and the tensed relations with Istanbul.