New Campaign on Twitter Demanding Release of Nabeel Rajab under Hashtag #IRunNabeelRajabAccount
On Monday (December 12, 2016) night, hashtags #IRunNabeelRajabAccount and #ITweetFromNabeelRajabAccount were widely circulated on Twitter, in both English and Arabic languages, in a supporting campaign for Nabeel Rajab.
Freedom on the Net in 2016: Online Criticism of Saudi Arabia Punishable by Imprisonment
Freedom House listed Bahrain in its annual Freedom on the Net report for 2016 among the 26 “Not Free" countries that implement tight censorship on online content.
Ebrahim Sharif Strongly Criticizes Summoning him over Meeting with British Diplomat
Bahraini prominent opposition figure Ebrahim Sharif strongly criticized his summoning for questioning over meeting with British Embassy official
Bahrain’s Public Prosecution Summons Tweeter Nader Abdulimam for Interrogation
Tweeter Nader Abdulimam said that the Bahraini authorities handed him a notice on Wednesday (November 16, 2016) ordering him to appear before the public prosecution for interrogation.
Appeals Court Hands down 3-Year Jail Term to Tweeter "Haji Ahmed" over Criticizing War on Yemen
The High Appeals court amended the First Instance Court's verdict, sentencing the owner of "Haji Ahmed" twitter account to 3 years instead of 5. The authorities accuse Haji Ahmed of "insulting the forces taking part in the decisive storm and spreading false news and rumors that would endanger and intimidate people in war time".
Marc Owen Jones: Saudi Propaganda Flooded Twitter with Over Million Fake Accounts, Demonising Sheikh Isa Qassim & Bahraini Opposition
Marc Owen Jones writes about his “discovery of thousands of fake twitter accounts polluting hashtags around Persian Gulf with anti-Shia and anti-Iranian propaganda.”
Curse of the Blue Bird Still Haunts Bahrainis
Repeatedly have the Bahraini authorities arrested political activists and human rights defenders for sending certain tweets via their personal accounts.
Court Adjrouns Nabeel Rajab’s Case until Dec. 15 to Know who Manages his Twitter Account
A Bahraini court postponed the trial of president of Bahrain Center for Human Rights and prominent activist Nabeel Rajab until December 15, instead of issuing a verdict against him.
After Saudi Minister, Bahraini Official Mocks #Al-Sisi’s Fridge
A Bahraini official had ridiculed the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi on his own Twitter account before he deleted the post. Ibrahim bin Khalifa Al-Dosari, the Assistant Undersecretary for Information and Follow-up at the Prime Minister's Court, said “one of the most important traits of a person who has pride is to have a refrigerator that only has water for 10 years.”
Washington: We Reject Charges Against Nabeel Rajab, Demand his Release
The US State Department said it rejects all charges against prominent rights activist Nabeel Rajab, confirming that it is following his case very closely, is demanding his release.
British MP Demands PM Theresa May to Raise HR Issue with Bahrain’s King
Margaret Ferrier, MP in House of Commons posted a tweet in which she said “I have today written to the PM Theresa May to demand that she raise Bahrain human rights issues with the King when she meets with him
Journalist Faisal Hayyat “Immediately” Summoned for Interrogation
The Security authorities summoned on Sunday (October 9, 2016) the Bahraini journalist Faisal Hayyat and asked him to “immediately appear” for interrogation.
Wa’ad Deems FM Statement Praising War Criminal Peres Unacceptable
The National Democratic Action Society (Wa’ad) believed that the statements of Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa praising former Zionist President, Shimon Peres, were unacceptable.
Israeli Newspapers: Khalid Al Khalifa, the Only Arab Leader who Reacted to Peres’ Death
The Israeli Haaretz newspaper said that Bahrain's Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa’ tweet was the first public reaction to Peres' death by a leader of the Arab world, aside from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
AFP: Bahrain Minister in Surprise Tribute to Israel's Peres
Bahrain's foreign minister paid tribute to Israel's former president Shimon Peres on Thursday, in a surprise statement that drew strong Arab criticism on social media.
Bahraini Court Upholds 1-Year Jail Term against Woman over Insulting Judiciary on Twitter
The second major court headed by Judge Badr Al-Abdullah upheld a 1-year imprisonment sentence against a Bahraini woman, for insulting the judiciary in public.
Court Sentences Tweeter to Two-Year Jail Term over Insulting King on Twitter
A Bahraini court sentenced a tweeter to two years in prison with the execution of the sentence and accused him of insulting the king and inciting hatred against the regime.
Court Renews Detention of 3 Tweeters over Calling for Illegal Assembly & Insulting King
The high criminal court renewed the detention of 3 tweeters for 15 days pending investigation over insulting the king
Bahraini Youth Spends Two Month in Pre-Detention Prison Over Tweeting
A Bahraini court renewed the detention of Taiba Ismail for 15 more days over the charge of “insulting the king” through tweets. This means that she will spend two months in the pre-detention prison.
Marc Owen Jones: Twitter Suspends 1,800 Twitter Accounts for Spreading Repeated Sectarian Tweets against Shia and Sheikh Isa Qassim
Twitter suspended 1800 sectarian bot accounts after activity from suspicious accounts Tweeting content justifying move against Sheikh Qassim.