US State Department on HR Conditions in Bahrain: Ongoing Torture, Discrimination against Shiites
The US Department of State published in 2022 annual report on human rights situations in about 200 countries and states around the world, including Bahrain.
Bahrain: Politically Motivated 3-Month Imprisonment May Cost One's Housing Unit
At this point, the threads of the government's approach began to unravel little by little. It appears that some party is attempting to punish government opponents by robbing them of their remaining rights in this country, and this time it seems that someone seriously decided to deny pro-opposition citizens housing services.
Editorial: To the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar
From Manama, you called on Shia scholars to hold an intra-Muslim dialogue; but the question is: Which scholars do you want? If you want unpopular Shia scholars, they have been sitting next to you for the past two days at the Bahrain Forum for Dialogue.
Al-Wefaq: We Consider Pope's Demands National Document for Tolerance and Pluralism
Al-Wefaq, Bahrain's largest opposition society, announced its support for "what was mentioned in Pope Francis speech on Bahrain's need for the practical implementation of the set of rules and foundations related to freedoms, cessation of discrimination and respect for human rights."
Bahrain 2022 Elections: Elections without Voters
Bahrain used to be very concerned about its reputation with regard to international human rights organizations and used to always try to improve its image through public relations campaigns to reduce any effects of these repeated human rights criticisms. However, 2011 came along to change everything in this Gulf country.
All destinations are open for travel including the Israeli occupying entity and all people are allowed freedom of movement, and Article 19/B of the Constitution seems to apply to everyone, except Shiites.
Not First or Last Sectarian Campaign Launched by Government After "Salam Ya Mahdi"
The campaign against the Salam Ya Mahdi (Greetings O Mahdi) religious Shiite song was not the first sectarian campaign launched by the government against Shiites in the country.
Sheikh Sanqour: Plans to Address Unemployment Superficial
Sheikh Mohammed Sanqour, preacher of Diraz Mosque, said that plans to address unemployment in Bahrain are superficial.
Is Dr. Jalila Actually the Health Minister?
Does it really mean much that Dr. Jalila Sayed Jawad is now the Minister of Health? Will she really be given the freedom to implement her vision and correct the imbalances in medical services and care for Bahraini cadres?
US State Department Report Criticizes Bahrain's HR, Political Situation: Absence of Environment Conducive to Holding Free Elections
The 2021 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices issued by the US Department of State has criticized the Bahraini authorities and Bahrain's political and human rights situation.
UN Committee Issues Recommendations on Bahrain, Gives Gov't 24 Months to Implement
The Committee on the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of the United Nations issued a detailed report on Bahrain, tackling a number of cases, mainly discrimination practiced against Shia majority in Bahrain.
HR Activist Yousif Al-Muhafda Reveals Bahrain University Book Insulting to Shia Doctrine, Demands Taking Action
Human rights activist Yousif Al-Muhafda demanded launching an independent investigation on one of the religious books adopted in the University of Bahrain after receiving complaints that it insults one of the Shia sect symbols.
Report Monitors Violations Carried out in Ashura Says New PM didn't Introduce Reforms on Religious Discrimination
Three human rights organizations said that Bahrain did not stop discriminating against religious freedoms against Shiite citizens and continued to persecute them.
UK MPs Call on their Gov't to Push Bahrain to Release Al-Singace
British lawmakers, trade unions, NGOs, academics, and lawyers called on the government to push Bahrain to release a key opposition figure who has been on hunger strike for months over his "ill-treatment" in prison.
On 10th of Muharram Eve Sheikh Isa Qassim Says Islamic Brotherhood between Shiites and Sunnis in Bahrain Firm, Authorities' War Mere Political
Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim said the measures imposed by the Bahraini authorities on the commemoration of Ashura are "a mere political, not sectarian, war"
Seventh Day of Muharram 2021: Two Mourners Arrested, Al-Daihi Denies Authorities' claims of Tolerance in Ashura
On the seventh day of Muharram 2021, security authorities attacked a mourning procession in Hamad Town and arrested two mourners, while troops continued to deploy in the vicinity of some Ma'tams (mourning halls).
Third Day of Muharram 2021: 7 Participants in Sanabis Obsequy & 2 Eulogy Reciters Arrested, Dozens Summoned for Raising Husseini Banners
On the third day of Muharram, Bahraini security services continued their ongoing campaign against Ashura manifestations in Bahraini villages and cities as part of a series of systematic and sectarian targeting repeated annually.
Second Day of Muharram 2021: Iraqi Preacher Expelled, Citizens Summoned for Interrogation, Officers Inspect Obsequies
On the second day of Muharram, Bahraini authorities continued to target Ashura manifestations in towns and villages, while officials and officers inspected obsequies and met with their heads.
First Day of Muharram 2021: Interior Ministry Begins Campaign against Ashura Rituals
A tweet, written by Bahraini activist Yousif Al-Khaja on his Twitter page, may sum up the reality of the activity of state agencies, led by the Bahraini Interior Ministry, restricting Shiite citizens in their commemoration of Ashura on the anniversary of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (PBUH).
Qataris Respond to Bahraini Gov't Media: Shiites of Bahrain are More Worth of Sympathy
Qataris launched a collective response to what was published by press affiliated with the authorities in Bahrain which stated that Shiites in Qatar are subjected to religious discrimination.