Campaign on Twitter Demanding Release of Bahraini Opposition Leader
Sheikh Ali Salman's hashtag on twitter was met with an overwhelming response, where hundreds of tweets were posted calling for the release of Bahrain's opposition leader.
Anti-Cyber Crime Summons Woman for Posting Tweets Offensive to Shia
he Anti-Cyber Security Directorate of the General Directorate of Anti-Corruption and Economic and Electronic Security said that it summoned a woman, 52, for posting a sectarian tweet defaming a sect in Bahrain and inciting hatred incitement.
CID Summons Al-Wahdawi Secretary General over Tweet
Al-Wahdawi Secretary General, Hassan Al-Marzouq, said he was summoned on Sunday (March 22, 2021) to the General Directorate of Criminal Investigation and Forensic Science over a tweet he posted on his own Twitter account.
Campaign to Stop Execution of Political Prisoners in Bahrain: Over 19,000 Tweets Say No to Execution of 12 Prisoners
More than 19,000 tweets have been posted on twitter revealing the deep sentiment of Bahrainis for saving 12 political prisoners on death row, whose lives face grave danger if King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa decides to ratify their death penalties.
Inflation of Powers Ruling Bahrain: Anti-Cybercrime Directorate
However, this Directorate now has nothing else to do but pursue opinion-makers and journalists on social media, read their tweets, summon them for interrogation, arrest them, refer them to the Public Prosecution or prosecute them in sham trials. In reality, it is an anti-opinion directorate combating those who express their views on the internet.
Bond Stayed for Ex-Twitter Employee Accused of Spying for Saudi Arabia
A ruling by a U.S. judge granting bond on Friday to a former Twitter employee accused of spying for Saudi Arabia was stayed after U.S. prosecutors said they appealed the decision.
Twitter Suspends Saudi Royal Adviser Qahtani, Fake Gulf Accounts
Twitter suspended the account of former Saudi royal court adviser Saud al-Qahtani on Friday, nearly a year after he was sacked over his suspected role in the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Abdulla Al-Junaid Insults Palestinian Leader Mustafa Al-Barghouti
In an interview with RT channel about Bahrain hosting a conference to pass the US-Israeli deal of the century, Abdulla Al-Junaid attacked Mustafa Al-Bargouti, secretary general of the Palestinian National Initiative, accusing him and the Palestinian leaders of latching on to positions of leadership for long periods of time.
Journalist Jaafar Al-Jamri's Trial Starts Today
Journalist Jaafar Al-Jamri said that his first court hearings start today (June 11, 2019) over tweets he posted on Twitter.
“Retweet Government” Criminalizes Follow and Retweet
It is ironic that Bahrain, which is known as the “Retweet Island” for being fully obedient to Riyadh and Abu Dhabi’s will, is preventing its citizens from “following” or “retweeting” anti-government accounts and incriminating anyone who follows such accounts or retweets their tweets.
Twitter Slams Bahrain for Criminalizing “Follow” of Opposition Accounts
Twitter criticized the Bahraini Interior Ministry’s announcement criminalizing the “follow” of accounts on its site, stressing that this poses a significant threat to freedom of expression and press.
Anti-Cybercrime Summons Journalist Aqeel Swar for Investigation
Journalist Aqeel Swar said via his Twitter account that the anti-cybercrime department in the Interior Ministry summoned him for investigation on Saturday.
Bahrain: First Country in World to Criminalize "Follow" on Twitter
The Bahraini Interior Ministry said that following any inciting account on social media outlets that promotes sedition would held the follower legally accountable.
King Hamad Gives Green Light to Security Agencies to be Strict with Tweeters
Bahrain Press Association (BPA) issued in May its annual report for 2018 entitled "Bahrain, the Kingdom of Closed Doors".
Interior Ministry Accuses Adel Marzouq of "Spreading Sedition"
Ministry of Interior accused head of the Bahrain Press Association Adel Marzouq of "spreading sedition" over publishing his views on social media outlets, indicating that it will take legal measures against him.
MoI Accuses Yousif Al-Muhafda and Hassan Al-Sitri of Managing "Na'eb Ta'eb" and Other Accounts on Twitter
Director-General of Anti-corruption and Economic and Electronic Security announced that the investigation of social media accounts that aim to promote sedition and harm civil peace, social fabric and stability revealed that most of them are managed by foreign sources from Iran, Qatar, Iraq and European countries.
Court Minister’s Anger at Objection to his Son's Ownership of Arad Land Led to Interrogation of Twitter Users
The recent moves by the Interior Ministry against a number of Tweeters, such as Lawyer Abdullah Hashim and his associates came as a result of the Arad land plot, which was granted by the King to Naif, son of Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, a Royal Court Minister, and Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, head of Museums Directorate.
Former MP Ibrahim BouSandal: Gov’t Sweeping Dirt under the Rug
A wave of popular discontent among Bahraini citizens struck after the House of Representatives passed a legal amendment allowing the government to put its hand on the Unemployment Insurance Fund to finance the voluntary retirement program.
Citizen Sentenced to Year in Prison over Charges of Inciting Hatred against the Regime on Social Media
The fifth Minor Criminal Court in Bahrain sentenced a Bahraini citizen to one year in prison after he was accused of sending several tweets on his account, which the authorities deemed “offensive to the symbols of the kingdom,” and “inciting hatred against the regime”.
Sheikh Mohammed Saeed Al-Aradi Detained for 7 Days, Referred to Trial
Head of Northern Governorate Prosecution claimed that Sheikh Mohammed Saeed Al-Aradi published offensive tweets.