Nabeel Rajab, Icon from the Gulf
It is difficult to count the number of summonses, interrogations, arrests and prison terms that have passed through Nabeel Rajab's life. We can call him Martin Luther of the Gulf. He; however, has his own journey of pain and suffering. He can be called just that, Nabeel Rajab, an icon from the Gulf.
Australian Politician to GIDHR: Political Prisoners should be Released, We Need People Like Sheikh Ali Salman in the World
Sue Bolton, Moreland councilor and member of Socialist Alliance in Australia, supported the calls by Bahraini human rights organizations to release the political prisoners from the jails in Bahrain.
Before Speaking about Living Together in Peace, Remember that Regime Burnt all Bridges of Conversation with Opposition: Ibrahim Sarhan
Marking the International Day of Living Together in Peace, Bahraini legal adviser Ibrahim Sarhan recalled in a series of tweets that "the oppression of the Bahraini regime has burnt all bridges of communication with the opposition."
Bahrain Strengthens Its Presence in World of Spanish Football to Cover up Its HR Violations
The Spanish El Mundo Newspaper said that the Kingdom of Bahrain, through "brutal repression" man who is accused of torture, Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, is strengthening its presence in the world of football in the Kingdom of Spain to cover up human rights violations.
Former Head of RCSI Bahrain to GIDHR: Political Dissenters should be Granted Amnesty
Professor Tom Collins, former Head of the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland in Bahrain, said "all medics, all over the world, should call on regimes to grant political dissenters an amnesty."
Australian MP Fiona Patten: Keeping Prisoners in Bahraini Prisons is HR "Travesty"
Australian MP Fiona Patten described keeping prisoners in Bahraini prisons as a human rights "travesty".
Activist Evan Jones to Bahraini Gov't: All Political Prisoners should be Released
ctivist Evan Jones sent a clear message to the Bahraini government in which he said that COVID-19 is a global pandemic and that all political prisoners should be released, explaining that "this is not about political pressure, but human decency and providing essential health care protections to individuals inside Bahrain's borders."
Australian Craig Foster to GIDHR: Int'l Community should Pressure Bahrain to Release Prisoners amid Coronavirus Crisis
The international community should pressure Bahrain to release prisoners amid the Coronavirus epidemic, sports star Craig Foster told the Gulf Institute for Democracy and Human Rights.
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.