Bahrain’s Public Security Chief: We denied UN Rapporteur on Torture Visit due to his “Biased thoughts on Bahrain”
Bahrain Mirror: Bahrain’s Public Security Chief, Major-General Tariq Al-Hassan said that Bahrain has denied the UN special rapporteur on torture Juan Mendez a visit to the kingdom due to his “biased thoughts”.
Child Ali Abdullah Isa Tortured in Detention, Transferred to Solitary Confinement
Bahrain Mirror: The Bahrain Forum for Human Rights (BFHR) stated that the Bahraini child Ali Abdullah Isa (15 years old) was recently arrested and harshly beaten and tortured, calling for his immediate release.
Local Bahraini Paper: Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa Submits Candidacy Papers to FIFA
The local Bahraini Al-Ayam newspaper reported that the president of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, has formally submitted candidacy paperwork for the FIFA presidency.
Al-Wefaq Quarterly Report: 188 Torture Cases in 6 Months...Sentences Up to 2783 Years in Prison
Bahrain Mirror: The Head of the Human Rights and Liberties Department of Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, Hadi Al-Musawi, revealed that 188 torture took place during a period of six months, pointing out that the Bahraini courts have issued sentences amounting up to 2,783 years in prison against 340 suspects over political cases.
SIU: 25 Torture & Ill-treatment Complaints in September
Member of the Special Investigation Unit (SIU) of Bahrain's Public Prosecution, Mohammed Al-Hazaa, said that the unit received during September 25 complaints.
EBOHR: Khalil Al-Saffar Stripped of his Clothes & Beaten on his Genitals in CID
Bahrain Mirror: The European-Bahraini Organization for Human Rights (EBOHR) said that it received information stating that detainee Khalil Ibrahim Al-Saffar, who suffers from a cerebral laceration, is being tortured in the Criminal Investigation Department.
Bahrain’s SIU Appeals Verdict Acquitting Policemen Accused of Beating Suspect
Bahrain Mirror: Bahrain’s Special Investigation Unit (SIU) appealed a verdict issued by the High Criminal Court on September 2, 2015 that acquitted five policemen accused of beating a suspect in order to extract a confession.
Bahraini Telecom's Ad Depicts Torture Chambers
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): A video ad by VIVA shown in movie theatres in Bahrain depicted an aspect of the torture practiced by regime forces who according to reports continue to practice acts of torture in Bahraini prisons to date.
Seven Pending Requests by UN Special Rapporteurs to Visit Bahrain
Bahrain Mirror: The United Nations Special Rapporteurs’ total requests to visit Bahrain reached 7. The Bahraini government hasn’t responded to 6 of them, while the UN special rapporteur Juan Mendez still awaits an appointment to be scheduled to visit Bahrain.
BCHR: 22 Arbitrary Arrests within First Week of September
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) said it monitored 22 arbitrary arrests, including 2 children, within the period between August 31 and September 5, 2015.
Bahrain's SIU Received 8 Torture Complaints & Interrogated 21 Policemen in August
Bahrain Mirror: Member of Bahrain’s Special Investigation Unit affiliated to the Public Prosecution, Mohammad Khalid Al-Hazza, said that the unit received last August, 21 complaints, including 8 torture allegations.
Sheikh Hassan Isa Says He Was Mistreated & Threatened: “You are in a Notorious Place”
Bahrain Mirror: Al-Wefaq said in a statement that the defence panel met with detained opposition figure Sheikh Hassan Isa for only 3 minutes and found out from him that he was mistreated and threatened by the investigation officer.
Case of Officer & 4 Policemen Accused of Torturing Detainees to Elicit Confessions Adjourned
Bahrain Mirror: Bahrain’s First High Criminal Court decided to adjourn the trial of 5 members of security forces accused of torturing detainees in cases of selling and abusing “drugs” to force them into confessing the charges brought against them.
US Pushes Bahrain to Ensure that Al-Singace Has Access to Adequate Medical Care
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): Associated Press (AP) said that the United States is urging Bahrain to ensure that a prominent political opponent, Abduljalil Al-Singace, is treated properly amid reports of a hunger strike.
Disabled Child Sayed Jaafar: They Asked me to Choose a Charge Yet Surprised me with a Bomb-Related Charge
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): Early Friday morning on June 26, 2015 (9th of Ramadan), Bahraini security forces launched Indiscriminate house raid campaigns against Al-Qarya village targeting about 15 youths, including disabled child Jaafar Mousa.
Al-Muhafdha: Jaw Prison’s Block 5 Inmates Subjected to Beatings
Bahrain Mirror: The Vice President of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), Sayed Yousif Al-Muhafdha, said that detainee Kais Abbass, along with a number of other detainees, were subjected to beatings in Jaw Prison’s Block 5.
Bahrain's SIU Receives 19 Torture & Mistreatment Complaints in July and Refers 2 Policemen to Court
Senior member of Bahrain's Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ibrahim Al-Kuwari, said the "unit received 19 complaints in July, including three allegations of torture and 16 claims of mistreatment by security forces.
Amnesty International Concerned that Sitra Bombing Detainees Are At risk of Torture and Denied Access to Their Lawyers & Families
Bahrain Mirror: Amnesty International called on Bahrain “to ensure those arrested in connection to recent Sitra bombing are not subjected to acts of torture and other ill-treatment while in custody.”
Child Ahmad Al-Arab Tortured in Officers’ Restroom Away from Surveillance Cameras
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): The mother of child Ahmad Al-Arab (17 years) detained in Dry Dock Prison said that her son who is on a hunger strike had been subject to severe beatings at the hands of an officer on Saturday (July 25, 2015).
HR Groups Call on HR Council to Make Efforts to Open OHCHR Office in Bahrain
Bahrain Mirror: Twelve non-governmental organizations have sent a letter to the United Nations Human Rights Council on July 16, 2015 regarding the human rights situation in Bahrain in which they called for the release of “human rights defenders” in Bahrain and “investigate into all allegations of torture and ill-treatment”.