BFHR: Ending Security Siege does not Eliminate Right to Hold Individuals Accountable
The Bahrain Forum for Human Rights (BFHR) said that ending the security siege on the Shiite Diraz village, resided by over 20 thousand citizens, which lasted nearly 750 days does not eliminate the right to hold individuals accountable.
BFHR Monthly Index Report: 1,272 Human Rights Violations Recorded during May
The Bahrain Forum for Human Rights Forum recorded 1,272 gross violations of human rights in its monthly Human Rights Index report for the month of May.
BFHR Monitored 1668 Human Rights Violations in March
Bahrain Forum for Human Rights (BFHR) said that it monitored 1668 serious human rights violations during March 2018.
Appeals and Cassation Courts Upheld 10 Death Sentences in February: BFHR
Bahrain Forum for Human Rights (BFHR) said that cassation and appeals courts upheld 10 death sentences last February, stressing that it documented 1105 serious human rights violations.
Bahrain Forum for Human Rights Records 995 Violations in January in Bahrain
The Bahrain Forum for Human Rights (BFHR) said that it recorded 995 serious human rights violations between January 1 and January 31, 2018.
BFHR: 145 Violations Monitored on 7th Anniversary of 14th Feb. Uprising
The Bahrain Forum for Human Rights (BFHR) said that 145 serious human rights violations were observed in one day, coinciding with the February 14 anniversary.
BFHR: Ongoing Forced Disappearance for 15 Citizens from 7 Villages Continue
Bahrain Forum for Human Rights (BFHR) said that it monitored the continuation of enforced disappearance of 15 Bahraini citizens from 7 Bahraini villages: Diraz, Dair, Sitra, Bilad Al-Qadeem, Samaheej and Jurdab.
Baqer Darwish: UN Parties Informed about Sheikh Isa Qassim’s Health Developments
President of Bahrain Forum for Human Rights Baqer Darwish said that UN parties were informed about the latest dangerous developments in Sheikh Isa Qassim’s health.
BFHR: Enforced Disappearance of 5 Citizens and 2 Children Continues
Bahrain Forum for Human Rights (BFHR) said that it monitored enforced disappearance cases of 7 citizens, including 2 children, from 5 Bahraini villages until November 16, 2017, indicating that the security authorities have recently resorted to the enforced disappearance crime as a means of pressure and revenge against detainees arrested over cases related to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly.
BFHR: 20 Raids, 17 Arbitrary Arrests in 8 Bahraini Villages within 3 Days
The Bahrain Forum for Human Rights (BFHR) said that 20 illegal raids on houses were recorded between November 12 and 14, 2017 in eight Bahraini villages. It added that restrictions on freedom of movement for those returning from outside Bahrain continued.
BFHR: Jaw Prison Retaliates against Prisoners by Cutting off Water Supply
The Bahrain Forum for Human Rights (BFHR) said Jaw Prison authorities continue their crackdown on prisoners, retaliating against the inmates by intentionally cutting off water supply for days.
HR Organizations Accuse Bahrain’s Interior Minister of Supervising Torture in Prisons
In a human rights conference that discussed a study about prison conditions in the Kingdom of Bahrain, human rights activists accused Bahrain’s Minister of Interior of personally supervising torture processes in Bahraini prisons.
255 Media Materials that Incite Hatred Documented in September: BFHR
The Bahrain Forum for Human Rights (BFHR) said that it documented in September 255 media materials and messages that incite or help to incite hatred, by following the publications of 4 official Bahraini newspapers and 166 accounts on social media outlets.
BFHR Launches Report about Detained Al-Wefaq Leader Sheikh Hasan Isa Entitled “Trial of Conscience under the Pretext of Terrorism”
Bahrain Forum for Human Rights (BFHR) launched on Tuesday (August 29, 2017) a report about detained Al-Wefaq leader and former MP Sheikh Hasan Isa entitled “Trial of Conscience under the Pretext of Terrorism”.
BFHR: Manama Takes Advantage of Doha Row to Bring Malicious Charges against Al-Wefaq Leader Sheikh Hassan Isa
Bahrain Forum for Human Rights (BFHR) said that the Bahraini authorities are making use of their foreign rifts with Qatar to pervert justice and bring malicious charges against former Al-Wefaq leader Sheikh Hassan Isa, through leaking forged documents that haven’t been raised earlier.
BFHR: Ayatollah Qassim under House Arrest since Over 70 Days
Bahrain Forum for Human Rights (BFHR) said that the security authorities are still placing Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim under house arrest in Diraz. This security harassment has been going on for more than 70 days.
Terror Crime Prosecution Head & Former State Security Officer Ahmed Al-Hammadi Accused of Torture, Baqer Darwish
Bahrain Forum Human Rights head, Baqer Darwish, revealed that Chief of Terror Crimes Prosecution is one of the state security officers accused of torture in the 1990s.
BFHR: 11 Female Bahraini Detainees under Government’s Political Retaliation Targets
Bahrain Forum for Human Rights said that there are 11 female Bahraini detainees from 9 villages arrested over political motives and charges related to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly. Some of the detainees were subjected to torture and ill-treatment during their interrogating sessions. The Forum indicated that the Bahraini authorities have put the Bahraini woman among the political retaliation targets and that more than 340 Bahraini women were subjected to arbitrary arrest over political background since 2011.
BFHR: Serious Concerns over Ayatollah Qassim’s Situation since Imposed House Arrest on May 23
Bahrain Forum for Human Rights (BFHR) said in a statement that security authorities have imposed an undeclared house arrest against Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim, since the violent armed raid on the Diraz protest on May 23, 2017.
BFHR Issues Its Annual Report: Violations became More Systematic, 2389 Violations Documented in 2016
Bahrain Forum for Human Rights (BFHR) said that it documented 2389 violations in 2016. In its annual report entitled “Bahrain…The Map of Persecution: Undermining Civil Society”, BFHR said that the number of human rights violations in Bahrain has increased more than ever and in a more systematic manner.