Elias Al-Mulla Released: His Next Mission is Defeating Cancer
Elias Al-Mulla, a Bahraini youth, was released today at dawn on Wednesday (January 22, 2020). He entered prison at the age of 21 and was released at 28. When taken into custody, Al-Mulla was in good physical health, but he now suffers from cancer.
Multiple Sclerosis Patient Detainee Mohammad Faraj Released after 5 Years in Prison
The security authorities released today (Wednesday, January 22, 2020) at dawn multiple sclerosis patient detainee, Mohammad Faraj, after spending more than 5 years in prison.
Retinal Detachment Patient Detainee Hussein Abdulaziz Released Two and Half Month before Finishing his Prison Term
The security authorities released today (Wednesday, January 22, 2020) detainee, Hussein Abdulaziz Al-Marri, who is sentenced to 5 years in jail in a political motivated case.
Cancer Patient Detainee Elias Al-Mulla Released after 8 Years in Prison
The Bahraini security authorities released today (Wednesday, January 22, 2020) cancer patient detainee Elias Al-Mulla after spending 8 years in prison over a political motivated charge.
Al-Wefaq Calls to Save Lives of Dozens of Sick Prisoners of Conscience in Bahrain
The Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, largest opposition country, called for the necessity to work to save lives of dozens of prisoners of conscience who are suffering from pressuring diseases and are prevented from receiving the necessary treatment in Bahraini regime prisons.
2019 Roundup: Jaw Prison Witnesses Scabies, Food Poisoning, Denial of Treatment, Strike of Isolation Prisoners and Mysterious Death of Moroccan Prisoner
Not a single month passes without hearing a painful story from Jaw Central Prison, from the poisoning of inmates due to contaminated water and spoiled food, cases of prisoners who suffer from negligence in receiving medical appointments and suitable treatment, continuous violations of prisoners’ rights and many others.
Mohammad Fakhrawi in Isolation, Deprived of Phone Calls
The targeting of detainee Mohammad Fakhrawi in Jaw prison is increasing every day amid suspicious silence of the competent authorities. The prison administration isolated him in building 2 with nearly 700 prisoners, all of whom convicted in drug-related cases, put him in a contaminated place, and are now depriving him of contacting his family.
At Least 136 Foreign Prisoners Benefited from Recent Royal Decrees
Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa issued decree 101/2019 on December 15, 2019, remitting the remainder of prison sentences imposed on convicts in some cases.
Al-Salman Hails Initiatives to Release Large Number of Convicts, Calls for Clearing Prisons of Political Prisoners
The acting president of BCHR Nidal Al-Salman commented on the release of a number of convicts as part of the alternative penalty law by saying that “the initiatives issued by the King of Bahrain to release convicts in cases of opinion, whether by royal pardon or through the implementation of the alternative penalty law, are appreciated.”
530 Inmates Granted Alternative Penalties
Public Prosecutor Ali Fadhl Al-Bouainain announced that a group of 530 inmates who served half of their jail terms have been released from rehabilitation and reform centers after replacing their remaining sentences with non-custodial penalties.
Bahraini Jaw Prison’s Mood during Gulf Cup Final
Cameras captured moments of joy that Bahrain witnessed after winning the Gulf Cup for the first time since the tournament started 50 years ago.
New Austerity Measures on Jaw Prisoners: Medication Unavailable, Prisoners Forced to Buy Medicines at Own Expenses
It seems that the Jaw Prison Administration is practicing new austerity measures and is violating the prisoners’ rights and need for treatment and medicine. Prisoners reported that medicines whose prices don’t exceed 7BD will not be available at the prison’s clinic and that convicts have to buy them from outside prison at their own expense.
French Parliamentarians Speak of Official Crackdown Campaign against Political Prisoners in Bahrain
A number of French MPs talked about the increasing human rights violations in Bahrain, particularly violations against political prisoners.
HRW: Bahraini Authorities Deny Prisoners Adequate Medical Care
Bahrain's authorities are failing to provide adequate medical care to high-profile prisoners, Human Rights Watch and the Bahrain Institution for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) said.
Family of Cancer Patient Detainee Elias Al-Mullah Concerned about his Health Deterioration
Mother of cancer patient detainee Elias Al-Mullah expressed concerns regarding his low immunity and inability to resist the disease.
Health of Hunger Strike Detainee Osama Al-Saghir Deteriorates
Human rights activist Ibtisam Al-Saegh said that the health of Osama Al-Saghir, who is sentenced to 60 years in prison, deteriorated on Tuesday (September 24, 2019). She said Al-Saghir fainted and fell on the ground in the restroom.
NIHR Says It Follows Health Conditions of Strikers in Jaw Prison Daily
The National Institution for Human Rights said that it follows the health condition of prisoners on hunger strike in Jaw Central Prison on a daily basis.
On Prisoners of Conscience 10th Day of Strike, King Issues Royal Pardon for 250 Indian Prisoners in Honor of Narendra Modi
The photos of woeful women standing in front of the prison gates waiting to visit their sons, husbands, or brothers didn't stir the king's emotions. He didn't order stopping the humiliating searching they are subjected to. He didn't even listen to the appeals of children who called for their fathers' freedom on social media. Not even one political prisoner has been pardoned since 2011. However, the king decided to pardon on Sunday 250 Indian prisoners serving sentences in Bahrain, in honor of the Prime Minister who faces controversy over his anti-Muslim decisions.
Ombudsman Says Jaw Prisoners Demands Not among its Specialty, Defends Prison Administration Measures
The Ombudsman addressed the hunger strike launched by prisoners in Jaw Central Prison and responded to the detainees' demands through denying some of the complaints and deeming others illegal
Mohammad Sultan: Empty Stomachs and a King Leading Us to the Abyss
Hundreds of prisoners of conscience in Bahrain have launched a hunger strike since August 18, 2019, protesting against the inhumane treatment which violates the most basic international standards for the treatment of prisoners.