Detainee Hajar Mansour Transferred to Hospital after being Attacked by Prison’s Director
London-based activist, Sayed Ahmed Al-Wadaei, said that the director of Women’s Prison in Hamad Town, officer Maryam Al-Bardouli, attacked his mother-in-law Hajar Mansour who is serving a 3-year jail term, over political cases fabricated against her as a reprisal due to her son-in-law’s activism.
Bahraini Prisoners Left under Heat of Sun, Beaten for Practicing Ashura Rituals: SALAM Organization
SALAM organization for Democracy and Human Rights has revealed serious violations in Jaw prison against political prisoners who have been practicing Ashura rites.
Recently Released Bahraini Torture Victim due to Health Deterioration Undergoes Surgery
A political prisoner who has been recently released after his health deteriorated due to cancer underwent a surgery on Wednesday (August 1, 2018) morning.
UN Rights Experts Tell Bahrain to Halt Crackdown on Activists and Free Speech- Reuters
United Nations human rights experts called on Bahrain on Thursday to end the repression of activists, restrictions on freedom of expression and discrimination against women.
Photo Exhibition in Berlin Marking International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
Activists from Bahrain held an event in the German capital, Berlin, marking International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.
Al-Wefaq on Int’l Day in Support of Victims of Torture Says Torture Victims Reached 5098 Since 2011
Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society has announced recording 5,098 victims of torture in Bahrain since the start of the peaceful movement in 2011.
UK Diplomats Closely Monitor Trial of Bahraini Activist Following Reports about Her Torture in Police Station Headed by Officer Trained in UK
UK Minister of State for the Middle East and North Africa, Alistair Burt, said that officials from the British Embassy in Bahrain were present at the court hearing for Najah Ahmed Yousif, whom “Vice” website published a report about her, stressing that she was tortured and sexually assaulted in Muharraq security complex. The website also revealed that the senior officer responsible for the complex received training in the UK.
Delegation from US Embassy Visits Muharraq Security Complex that Witnessed Torture of Activists, Meets Fawaz Al-Hassan
Bahrain’s Ministry of Interior said that a US delegation visited on Monday (April 30, 2018) Muharraq security complex that witnessed last year the summoning and torturing of dozens, including human rights activist Ibtisam Al-Saegh and that is known as the new headquarters for the National Security Agency.
NIHR Responds to US State Department Report: There is no Torture Policy in Bahrain
The National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR) issued a statement on what it called “reports issued by some foreign parties on the human rights situation in Bahrain”.
NIHR Continues to Train National Security Agency Involved in Torture of Dissidents
Bahrain’s National Institute for Human Rights (NIHR) has continued to train National Security Agency personnel by organizing a workshop for the third group of the Agency’s recruits on the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.
Hajar Mansour and Madina Ali on Hunger Strike over Maltreatment in Women’s Prison
Two political detainees started a hunger strike against maltreatment, activists’ families said.
AFP: Bahraini Detainee Hajar Mansour Admitted to Hospital after Launching Hunger Strike
Bahraini detainee Hajer Mansoor, 49, was admitted to hospital Thursday, her family said, three days after launching her second hunger strike behind bars to protest the treatment of prisoners, AFP reported.
Nabeel Rajab Trial Mockery of Justice, Verdict against him “Surrealistic”
The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of FIDH and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), said in a joint statement that the verdict issued against prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab is “surrealistic”, and that it came after a trial that was by itself a mockery of justice.
Activist Sam Walton: Bahrain Sees Any Democracy Call as Direct Threat to Ruling Family
The British human rights defender Sam Walton said that any democracy call in Bahrain is considered a direct threat to the ruling family, because the government mainly consists of Al Khalifa.
Amnesty Int’l Calls for Quashing Maher Al-Khabbaz’s Death Sentence: Trial Relied on “Confessions” Extracted under Torture
Amnesty International called for quashing the death sentence imposed by Bahraini Court of Cassation against Maher Al-Khabbaz, highlighting that it followed a trial which relied on “confessions” extracted under torture.
Rights Groups Express to Bahrain King Concerns over Jailed Activist Nabeel Rajab’s Health
The health of a prominent activist jailed in Bahrain is failing and authorities are not providing medical care, international human rights groups said.
AP: Fears on Life of Detained Bahrain Activist Nabeel Rajab
An imprisoned activist in Bahrain has been denied adequate medical care and is being held with extremists, putting his life at risk, a human rights group said Thursday.
Bill Law: Boris Johnson's Silence on Bahrain's Human Rights Abuses is Deafening
Journalist Bill Law strongly criticized British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, noting how Johnson has plenty to say on Brexit and renewing ties 'East of Suez', but strangely a statement condemning the kingdom's persecution of its Shia majority is notable in its absence.
2017: Torture, Threats and Extortion, Activists & HR Defenders inside the NSA Death Chambers
Human rights defenders and activists experienced a brutal period during 2017; torture, extortion, travel bans and attacks on homes and properties, as well as pressures and threats aimed at turning activists and rights defenders into informants.
"Death or Confession": A Report Monitoring Torture of Civilians in Bahrain's First Military Trial
Four Bahraini human rights organizations issued a report under the title of "Death or Confession", a report that monitors the violations due to secret military courts that tried civilians whose confessions were extracted under torture. These civilians were accused of attempting to commit crimes against Bahrain Defense Force; they include human rights activist Mohammed Al-Mutghawi and Sayed Alawi Husain, the personal attendant of the highest religious cleric in Bahrain Sheikh Isa Qassim.