Ibtisam Al-Saegh and Najah Yousif Break Silence in Bahrain: BBC Arabic
Najah Yousif, a Bahraini woman, told the BCC Arabic that she was tortured and raped in a security complex after protesting against Formula One in 2017. Another woman confirmed that she faced similar abuses in the same complex few weeks later. Bahrain Mirror publishes a summary on "Breaking the Silence in Bahrain" film.
First Half of 2019 Witnessed 349 Arbitrary Arrests Including 20 Children: BFHR
President of the Bahrain Forum for Human Rights (BFHR), Baqir Darwish, announced in a press conference held by three human rights organizations on Thursday (February 13, 2020) in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, entitled "Evaluation of violations in Bahrain during 2019" that: "In the first 6 months of 2019, 349 people, including 20 children and 3 women, were arbitrarily arrested."
Who Killed Martyr Kadhem Al-Sehlawi?
“I want them to return my son as healthy as they took him,” said the mother of cancer victim Sayed Kadhem Abbas Al-Sehlawi (23) when he was released in 2018, after his health condition sharply deteriorated.
Blogger of "Sanawat Al-Jareesh" Jassim Al-Abbas Arrested
Bahraini authorities arrested historical researcher, Jassim Hussein Al-Abbas, owner of the famous historical blog "Sanawat Al-Jareesh" over the charge of publishing wrong information. Al-Abbas was taken into custody after he was summoned for interrogation on January 30, 2020.
2019 Roundup: At Least 500 Bahrainis Arrested in Raid Campaigns (BFHR)
2019 raid campaigns resulted in the arrest of at least 500 Bahrainis, the Bahrain Forum for Human Rights (BFHR) noted, stressing that most of the raids were carried out at night and unlawfully.
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.
EU Calls on Bahrain to Halt Execution of Mohammad Ramadan and Hussein Mousa
The European Union confirmed in a statement by the European Union Spokesperson, Peter Stano, that the verdict issued by the Bahrain's High Criminal Court of Appeal confirming the death sentences for Mohammad Ramadan and Hussein Mousa was delivered despite reported concerns on the fairness of the trial.
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: Bahrainis Subjected to Worst Forms of HR Violations since 9 Years
The Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society said that Bahraini citizens have been subjected, for nine years in a row, to the worst forms of crimes, gross abuses and human rights violations.
Amnesty Calls on Bahrain to Offer Fair Trial to Hussein Moussa and Mohammad Ramadan
Amnesty International called to take an urgent action in case of Mohammad Ramadan Isa Ali Hussein and Hussein Ali Mousa Hussein Mohammad who were sentenced to death in Bahrain.
SALAM DHR and BFHR Issue Report: No Tolerance for Religious Rituals of Ashura in Bahrain
SALAM for Democracy and Human Rights (SALAM DHR) and Bahrain Forum for Human Rights (BFHR) issued a joint report documenting violations during the Ashura season in Bahrain under the title "No Tolerance for Religious Rituals in Ashura".
"Fighting for Hakeem": New Book by Craig Foster on how Activists Won in Face of Two Monarchies, Military Councils & World's Top Sports Organizations
Former Socceroo Craig Foster launched his new book "Fighting for Hakeem" last Wednesday, revealing the inner workings of the campaign to free the young footballer, Hakeem Al-Araibi, who was detained for 76 days in a Thai prison thanks to the "systemic failure of Australian Government agencies", as Amnesty described.
Who's UK PM Special Envoy who Visited Bahrain? $2500 Monthly Salary from Saudi Arabia to Whitewash its Reputation in Parliament
British Prime Minister's Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief Rehman Chishti spent several days in Bahrain. The British envoy, of Pakistani origin, visited the Bahraini king, met the Foreign Affairs Minister, attended a meeting for the British Embassy and another one in obsequy congregation hall in Manama and gave a false testimony on the diversity environment and religious tolerance which he witnessed in the country.
Britain Spends Thousands Advising Bahrain on Ways to Keep its Citizens under House Arrest
Diplomats forked out £14,319 to bring eight Bahraini judges and Interior Ministry officials to England, where they also toured courts and probation centres.
Many States Inflict Serious Cruelty on Rights Activists: U.N.
One-quarter of U.N. member states have carried out suspected reprisals against activists who cooperate with the world body on human rights issues, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday.
30 Children Arrested during First Half of Year: GIDHR
The Gulf Institute for Democracy and Human Rights (GIDHR) said that it monitored the arbitrary arrest of 30 children between January and May 2019.
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.
Detainee Hajar Mansour: I feel Suffocated
Detainee Hajar Mansour replied with tears when she was asked about her condition in an audio recording from prison. Hajar is no longer able to express her situation but with describing it as "suffocating". She repeated her statement with tears. Within less than one minute of the recorded audio, Hajar reiterated the word "suffocated" eight times, perhaps she thought saying it one time doesn't express the situation she is suffering from.
Amnesty Int'l Says Denying Imprisoned Bahraini Activist Al-Singace Medical Care ‘Latest Act of Cruelty'
The Bahraini authorities' inhuman denial of urgent medical treatment for seriously ill Bahraini academic and opposition activist, Dr Abdel-Jalil al-Singace, is a denial of his right to health and an act of intentional cruelty, said Amnesty International today.
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.