Prisoner of Conscience Yousef Al-Dairy: Between the Pain of Illness Ravaging his Bones and his Little Son’s Distance
What can Yousef A-Dairy do when two pains have taken over his life, each pain greater than the other; a pain in the body and an ache in the heart.
Amnesty Condemns Targeting Former MP Osama Al-Tamimi, Calls on UK to Interfere
Amnesty International condemned in a statement the continuing government harassment of former Bahraini Member of Parliament Osama Muhana Al-Tamimi. The actions against Al-Tamimi come in a climate of escalated state intimidation aiming to quash free expression.
On Int'l Day of in Support of Victims of Torture Al-Aswad Says: Bahrain Still Tortures
Marking International Day in Support Victims of Torture, which falls on June 26, former Al-Wefaq MP Ali Al-Aswad discussed how torture continues to be practiced in Bahrain more than 7 years after the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry report.
Amnesty Demands Bahrain to Stop Harassing Former MP Osama Al-Tamimi
The Bahraini authorities must immediately end ongoing harassment, intimidation and attack against former Member of Parliament Osama Muhana Al-Tamimi, who is known for his criticism of the government, Amnesty International said today.
Germany Exports Weapons to Saudi-Led Alliance in 2019
The German government has given the green light for arms shipments worth over €1 billion so far this year to the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen. The approval comes despite export restrictions being in place.
Congress Member Ilhan Omar: Bahrain is "Dictatorship, It Commits Vast Abuses
US Congress member Ilhan Omar said that Bahrain is "dictatorship" and it commits vast abuses. "If we are against police brutality in Minneapolis we must oppose it in Manama," she stressed.
Mohammed Al-Maskati Declared "Hero" for Defending HR through Digital Security Training: Access Now
Access Now announced its selection of Bahraini activist and digital security consultant Mohammed Al-Maskati as a recipient of this year's Human Rights Heroes Award.
Bahrain Says Following Opposition Social Media could Result in Legal Action: Reuters
Bahrain, a U.S. ally that hosts the Navy's Fifth Fleet, has warned citizens and residents that following anti-government social media accounts could result in legal action, hardening a government campaign against critical online voices.
Anti-Terrorism Law in Bahrain Legitimizes Terrorism against those who have Different Views: Al-Wefaq
Al-Wefaq said that the so-called Law on the Protection of Society from Terrorist Acts has nothing to do with fighting terrorism, but many of its articles turned it into a law that legitimizes official terrorism in pursuing and targeting those who have different views.
Contact Lost with Building 12 Detainees in Jaw Prison: Ibtisam Al-Saegh
Human rights activist Ibtisam Al-Saegh said that families of political detainees in the notorious Jaw Central Prison complained that contact have been lost with their sons in building 12.
U.N. Says UAE Activist Mansoor's Prison Conditions "May Constitute Torture"
Prominent United Arab Emirates (UAE) pro-democracy campaigner Ahmed Mansoor may be suffering treatment amounting to torture, including prolonged solitary confinement, U.N. human rights experts said on Tuesday.
Bahrain Court Refuses to Grant Jailed Activist Rajab A Non-Custodial Sentence
A Bahraini court has refused to grant the jailed human rights activist Nabeel Rajab a non-custodial sentence instead of the jail terms he currently serving, his lawyer said on Monday.
Bahrain Embassy Adviser in London Says Gov’t to Take Further Steps
A human rights adviser to the Embassy of Bahrain in London, Hasan Shafaei, said that “more good news was coming,” referring to new steps that may be taken by the Bahraini government with regards to rights, reported author Bill Law, which comes following the decision to restore the citizenships of 551 Bahrainis which were withdrawn by judicial rulings.
Bahraini Jail Guards Visit Britain for Training
The British "The Morning Star" newspaper revealed that prison guards from a brutal Middle Eastern dictatorship visited Britain for training shortly before Easter.
Al-Wefaq: Executions in Saudi Arabia Represent Major Earthquake in Region
The Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society condemned the executions carried out by the Saudi authorities and considered them "a crime represented a major earthquake in the entire region."
UK Condemns Saudi Arabia over Mass Executions
Britain has issued its sharpest condemnation of the direction of Saudi Arabian human rights policy, describing its mass executions as "repulsive" and "utterly unacceptable in the modern world".
EU Condemns Executions in Saudi Arabia
The European Union condemned the execution of 37 people simultaneously in different cities across the country carried out by Saudi Arabia. It said that this marks the largest number of executions in a single day in Saudi Arabia since 2016.
Saudi Arabia Executes 37 Men Including Cleric who had Preached for Peace between Sunnis and Shiites: British Website
A British website said that among the 37 men executed in Saudi Arabia over "Terrorism Offences" was a religious leader who had preached for peace between Sunni and Shiite Muslims.
Proof Confessions Extracted Under Duress: Political Prisoner Acquitted of Attacking Armored Vehicle Charge despite Another Prisoner’s Confession
After unjustly spending two years in prison, a Bahraini court acquitted a political prisoner of charges of attacking, along with other unknown suspects, a security armored vehicle using Molotov cocktails in Al-Shakhoura in 2016, and abolished a 7-year prison sentence issued against him. The prisoner's name was mentioned in the confessions of another prisoner.
F1 Says to Investigate Circumstances of Imprisoned Activist in Bahrain
Formula One’s management group insisted, in a statement released to the Press Association, that it is in dialogue with Bahrain over the plight of imprisoned Bahraini Activist Najah Yusuf, while also defending its human rights policy.