Front Line Defenders Calls for Releasing Al-Khawaja, Transferring him to Ireland
Dublin-based human rights group Front Line Defenders has called for releasing Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja and transferring him to Ireland on medical grounds.
HRW in its UN Report: Bahrain Failed to Comply with Previous Commitments in UPR
Human Rights Watch said in its report for the 41st of the UN Universal Periodic Review on human rights situation in Bahrain that Bahrain has failed to live up to the recommendations that it supported and pledges it made in the past three cycles of the Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review.
UN Experts Raise Concerns over Health Deterioration of Dr. Abduljalil Al-Singace
UN experts have raised concerns over the "deteriorating" health of the Bahraini academic, Dr. Abduljalil Al-Singace, in prison.
Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor: Punitive Measures Against Al-Khawaja May Amount To Slow Killing
The situation of Bahraini prisoner of conscience Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja has dramatically worsened since the prison administration imposed a series of punitive measures against him, including denying him contact with his family last week, Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor said in a statement expressing grave concern.
Formula 1 Renews Contract with Bahrain, Completely Ignores HR Violations
Sayed Ahmed Al-Wadaei, the director of advocacy for the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (Bird), has written a letter to F1 president and chief executive officer Stefano Domenicali following the decision to award the Bahrain race a new 15-year contract.
Ali Al-Hajee Sends Letter to F1 Champion Lewis Hamilton from Jail
: On Monday, Ali Al-Hajee, a prisoner in Bahrain, wrote to Lewis Hamilton explaining how the seven-times champion had made a difference.
British University Trains 22 Interior Ministry Officers on Implementing "Alternative Sanctions"
The General Directorate of Verdicts Implementation and Alternative Penalties, directed by Khalid bin Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, son of Interior Minister, announced the graduation of "Alternative penalties" course, in the presence of the British Deputy Ambassador, Stuart Summers.
Al-Wefaq: More than 300 Violations, 118 Peaceful Protests in February
The Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society monitored the most prominent events in February 2022 and the violations carried out by the authorities, which resulted in the arrest of dozens, including a woman and three children, in addition to the enforced disappearance of two detainees.
Al-Wefaq: Over 200 HR Violations on Anniversary of Feb. 14 Uprising, Including 28 Arrests and Dozens of Raids
The Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society monitored more than 200 human rights violations in the second and third weeks of February.
NGOs Call on Interpol to Reform "Red Notice" System following Extradition of Ahmed Jaafar to Bahrain
A number of human rights pressure groups, including Fair Trials, Human Rights Watch and BIRD, have called on international policing agency Interpol to reform the way it handles ‘Red Notice' requests, following the recent extradition of Bahraini dissident Ahmed Jaafar Mohammed Ali from Serbia to Bahrain.
Italy Calls on Bahrain to Release Dr. Abduljalil Al-Singace
The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has sent a strongly-worded letter calling on Bahrain to free detained human rights activist, Abduljalil Al-Singace.
Bahrain Arbitrarily Detains 6 Children in Orphanage: HRW and BIRD
Bahrain authorities are detaining six boys, ages 14 and 15, in a child welfare facility, the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy and Human Rights Watch said today.
Al-Wefaq: 284 HR Violations, 84 Protests in January
Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, largest opposition political society, said that it documented 284 human rights violations practiced by the Bahraini authorities in January 2022.
Bahrain at Forefront of Countries Using Spyware Programs, Mainly Cellebrite and Pegasus
The Code Story website published an article on its website on the authorities' misuse of technology and stated that Bahrain appears to be at the forefront.
Ahmed Jaafar Extradition Represents First Case of Its Kind since Election of Emirati General Al-Raisi to Interpol Presidency: The Guardian
The British "The Guardian" newspaper said that the Serbian authorities have extradited a Bahraini dissident, Ahmed Jaafar, in cooperation with Interpol despite an injunction by the European court of human rights, in the first test for the international policing organization.
Middle East Eye: Serbia Ignored ECHR Ruling by Extraditing Ahmed Jaafar to Bahrain
Serbia extradited Bahraini political dissident Ahmed Jaafar Mohamed Ali after Serbian officials responded to an Interpol red notice request from the kingdom, despite a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) specifically forbidding this.
British Website Condemns MP Bob Stewart for Condemning Presence of Political Prisoners in Bahrain
The British Declassified website condemned in a tweet on its official Twitter account the comments of MP Bob Stewart on political prisoners in Bahrain.
UN Special Rapporteur on HRDs Condemns Targeting Phones of Ibtisam Al-Saegh and Hala Deeb with Pegasus
Mary Lawlor, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, posted a tweet condemning the violations practiced against female human rights defenders through Pegasus program.
Rights Groups Urge US to Press for Prominent Bahraini Prisoner's Release
Dozens of human rights groups have called on the US and other western governments to advocate for the release of prominent Bahraini opposition figure Abduljalil Al-Singace, who has been on a hunger strike in prison for nearly 200 days.
HRW: Bahrain's Int'l Allies should Condition their Aid to Bahrain on Improvement in its HR Record
Bahraini activists commemorated the tenth anniversary of the 2011 pro-democracy uprisings amid heavy repression, including the arrest and torture of children, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2022. Independent media and prominent opposition groups remained outlawed.