Why Are Authorities Still Taking Isolation Measures against Prisoners?
The Bahraini government is easing measures for combating the Coronavirus pandemic and life is returning to the island nation. Malls, restaurants and cafes have resumed their work. People can now meet with each other, except for prisoners, who no one speaks about. They have been deprived of family visits for about 8 months.
Bahrain will Enter New Phase after Biden's Victory and Appointment of Crown Prince as PM
Bahrain has entered a new phase that can be described as a double change, one at home and another abroad, with the Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's win in the United States presidency race, death of Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman and the appointment of Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad in his place.
Parliamentary Question to Justice Minister: What are Your Plans for Expanding Alternative Punishment Program?
MP Ghazi Al Rahma raised a Parliamentary to the Justice Minister Khalid bin Ali Al Khalifa about the ministry's preparations for the development and expansion of alternative punishment programs, and the level of cooperation it is carrying out with charities and civil society organizations to implement these programs.
Political Prisoner Reveals Part of Medical Cadre Transgressions in Jaw Prison Clinic
Political prisoner Ali Haji revealed a part of the transgressions practiced by the medical cadre in charge of Jaw Central Prison clinic and the complicity of the staff with the prison administration, and transferring the prison pharmacy into a commercial pharmacy.
Director General of Reformation and Rehabilitation: No COVID-19 Cases Recorded among Prisoners
Abdulsalam Al-Arifi, the Director General of Reformation and Rehabilitation in Bahrain's Ministry of Interior, announced that all the centers affiliated to the reformation and rehabilitation haven't recorded any COVID-19 cases among prisoners and workers since the beginning of the pandemic.
Political Jaw Prisoner in Danger, Officer Al-Zayani Broke both his Arms, Severely Beat him
Private sources confirmed that the person in charge in Jaw Central Prison, officer Hashem Al-Zayani, broke the hands of political prisoner, Ali Al-Wazir. Eyewitnesses stressed that they saw the prisoner in a very bad health condition due to the beating and torture he was subjected to at Al-Zayani's hands.
COVID-19 Case Detected among Jaw Prisoners
Human rights activist Ibtisam Al-Saegh said she received a call from one of Jaw prisoners stating that there are Coronavirus cases inside the prison.
39 French Parliamentarians Call on Bahrain to Halt Execution Orders against Mohammad Radaman, Hussein Mousa
39 French Parliamentarians demanded the government of Bahrain to halt the execution orders against Mohammad Radaman and Hussein Mousa, who are convicted of killing a policeman in a blast in 2014.
16 Rights Groups Urge Bahrain King to Halt Executions of Ramadan and Moosa
King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain should commute the death sentences of Mohamed Ramadan and Hussein Ali Moosa, 16 international and Bahraini rights groups said in a joint letter to the king. The men were not afforded a fair trial and their allegations of torture were not adequately investigated.
Ayatollah Qassim's Statement: The Opposition Will Continue until Conditions in Bahrain Corrected
The highest Shiite religious authority in Bahrain, Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim, issued (July 21, 2020) a statement in which he said that the political opposition against the regime will continue until a fair political relationship between the government and the people is achieved, and all rights are legally and effectively recognized.
Three Rights Groups Hail High Commissioner Statement against Death Penalty in Bahrain
Three Bahraini human rights organizations expressed appreciation for the statement issued on July 14, 2020, by the High Commissioner for Human Rights on the arbitrary death sentences issued against torture victims, Mohammad Ramadan and Hussain Moosa.
Democratic Senator Ron Wyden Calls on Bahrain King to Stop Death Sentences of Mohammad Ramadan and Hussain Moosa
United States Senator and member of the Democratic Party, Ron Wyden, called on the King of Bahrain, Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, to stop the execution of the two Bahraini men, Mohammad Ramadan and Hussain Moosa.
Prominent US Senator Slams Mohammad Ramadan and Hussain Moosa's Trial as Unjust, Demands their Release
The prominent (Republican) United States Senator Marco Rubio described the trial of the two Bahraini men, Mohammad Ramadan and Hussain Moosa, as unjust, calling on the Bahraini government to release them.
Last Call on Behalf of Mohammad Ramadan's Kids: Don't Destroy Their Lives
The Cassation Court issued the final verdict against Mohammad Ramadan and Hussain Moosa over charges of killing a policeman and other terrorism-related charges, even though both of the defendants stated that security men tortured and sexually assaulted them to extract confessions.
The Netherlands Calls on Bahrain to Quash Death Sentences of Mohammad Ramadan and Hussain Moosa
Amsterdam called on the Bahraini authorities to reverse the court rulings issued against the two youths, Mohammad Ramadan and Hussain Moosa, who were sentenced to death.
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.
Death Sentences Reinforced Popular Convictions of Need for Political Change
Al-Wefaq Deputy Secretary-General Sheikh Hussein Al-Daihi said "every bullet that claimed the lives of innocent victims through executing death sentences reinforced the popular convictions of the need for radical political change."
HRW Calls on Washington, London to Pressure on Bahrain to Save Mohammad Ramadan & Hussein Mousa
"Bahrain's allies, including the United States and United Kingdom, should press Bahrain to allow United Nations experts to independently investigate Hussein Mousa and Mohammad Ramadan's torture claims. Bahrain should free the two men or retry them in a judicial proceeding that meets fair trial standards," Human Rights Watch said.
Sheikh Hussein Al-Daihi: Torture Crimes have become Key Pillar of Bahraini Regime's Governance
Torture crimes have become a regime's key pillar in its management of Bahrain, deputy Secretary-General of Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society said.
BFHR: Denial of Treatment Turned into Typical Torture Method in Bahraini Prisons
The Bahrain Forum for Human Rights said in a statement on the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture that the denial of treatment has turned into a typical method of torture in Bahrain's prisons.