Twitter Campaign Brings Issue of Torture in Bahrain Back to the Forefront
A campaign that was launched on Twitter last month brought torture back to the media scene in Bahrain.
VIDEO: US State Dept. Closely Following Case of Alwadaie’s Family, Concerned about Confessions under Duress
US Department of State said that they are closely following the case of Bahraini activist Sayed Ahmad Alwadaie’s family, reiterating their concern over information that the family’s confessions were obtained under duress.
#Confession_Under_Torture Campaign Kicks off Sunday with Video-Recorded Testimonies
Activists, former detainees and social media pages will launch on Sunday (November 19, 2017) a campaign to expose the torture practiced in Bahrain.
AFP: Bahrain Temporarily Frees Female Activist
Bahrain has temporarily freed a female activist who has accused her government of torture in detention, rights groups said Monday.
Bahrain: Trial of 4 Civilians before Military Court Begins
A military court on Monday (October 23, 2017) began the first trial of 4 civilians, following a constitutional amendment allowing the military judiciary to try civilians.
Part of Child Mahdi Muftah’s Genitals Removed Days after His Arrest and Torture in CID
The news of transferring child Mahdi Muftah on Monday (October 16, 2017) to the military hospital to undergo an emergency surgery performed on his genitalia, less than a week after his arrest, caused a stir on social media outlets.
Child Mahdi Muftah Undergoes Surgery in Genitals Days after He was Arrested and Tortured
Activists on social media outlets said that the security authorities referred child Mahdi Ahmad Muftah, from Diraz, to the hospital to undergo a surgery in his genital organs, days after the authorities raided his house.
Reuters: Lawyers Accuse UK-Backed Bahrain Watchdogs over Torture Inquiry
A group of British human rights lawyers have accused Bahraini oversight bodies funded by Britain’s government of violating international law by allegedly failing to investigate torture allegations against two inmates on death row.
Al-Bilad Al-Qadeem: Khalil Al-Hayiki; A Life Worth Celebrating
On Tuesday September 5, 2017, a man named Khalil Ibrahim Isa Al-Hayiki passed away. Many probably don’t know who Al-Hayiki (Aba Ali) is, and they have the right not to, since he never worked for the sake of people knowing him.
HRW: Bahrain's Glossy PR Campaign Cannot be Allowed to Cover up its Complete Disregard of Substantive UPR Recommendations
Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged Bahrain to accept and implement the most important recommendations coming out of its 2017 UPR review regarding criminal justice reform and respect for all core human rights.
SIU Refers 3 Policemen to Trial over Charges of Beating Detainee
The Special Investigation Unit (SIU) affiliated to the Public Prosecution said that the unit investigated 52 complaints of allegations of torture, mistreatment and use of excessive force by policemen, during the second third of 2017, adding that it only referred 3 policemen to trial.
Press Conference for Bahraini Governmental Institution: Prisons are Free from Torture
Days after Amnesty issued its report in which it confirmed that Bahrain oppresses its dissidents, a Bahraini governmental institution asserted that prisons are free from any form of systematic torture and ill-treatment.
Bahrain Mirror Publishes Lawyer Ibrahim Sarhan’s Statement: That’s what happened to me in National Security building in Bahrain after statement given to Al-Mayadeen
Lawyer Ibrahim Sarhan recounts the brutal torture he suffered at the hands of the NSA, speaking of the events of his two interrogations; on May 23, 2017 and May 31, 2017 after he had given a statement to the Al-Mayadeen satellite television channel.
Bahrain Denies Use of Torture in NSA: Part of Historic Qatari Conspiracy against Bahrain
Commenting on the report issued by 3 human rights organizations that confirmed that the National Security Agency (NSA) uses systematic torture, the security authorities in Bahrain said on Wednesday (August 23, 2017) that they are not engaged in torture.
“Chambers of Death”: Report Issued by 3 HR organizations Documenting Violations committed by Bahrain’s National Security Agency
Three human rights organizations issued an extensive report on the violations committed by the Bahraini National Security Agency (NSA).
Ibtisam Al-Saegh in Phone Call: What I was Subjected to was Heinous, World Must Take Action so No Other Woman would Experience it
Prominent human rights activist and detainee Ibtisam Al-Saegh said that the stripping of clothes and sexual abuse she was subjected to by the members of security authorities affiliated to the Ministry of Interior were heinous, adding that this should be brought to halt and not to be repeated with any other woman.
Case of Nabeel Rajab over Criticizing War on Yemen Adjourned until Sept. 11
Bahrain's Fifth High Criminal Court presided over by judge Ibrahim Al-Zayed with the membership of judge Wajih Al-Shaer and Yousif Bu Hardan as a secretariat adjourned the case of prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab to September 11 for pleading.
Bahrain Doctor Recounts Atrocity in NSA Torture Rooms: Even King can’t Rescue you
Social media activist Bahrain Doctor said that the National Security Agency (NSA) has recently brutally tortured 5 citizens and asked them to totally stop their media and human rights work.
BIRD: National Security Agency Tortures Citizens, Yousef Al-Jamir his Recent Victim
Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) said that the National Security Agency has summoned Yousef Al-Jamri and interrogated him 3 times this week, tortured him, and threatened him with rape.
Tweeter Yousef Al-Jamri to Lodge Complaint against his Torturers at National Security Apparatus
Yousef Al-Jamri confirmed that he was heading to the Office of the Inspector-General to lodge a complaint against his NSA torturers.