European Parliamentarians Call on Bahrain to Release Detainees due to Coronavirus
Sixty members of the European Parliament members have called on Bahrain to release prisoners of conscience and prominent political detainees because their lives are at risk from Covid-19.
Bahrain: Teenage Prisoner Unable to Eat Due to Teeth Issues, Prison Administration Denies Him Treatment
A 17-year-old Bahraini prisoner (legally a minor) complained about his inability to eat food after his teeth began to fall apart. He was denied treatment by the Dry Dock Prison Administration.
60 MEPs Demand King of Bahrain to Release All Political Prisoners
Sixty members of the European Parliament members sent a letter to the King of Bahrain demanding the release of political detainees in Bahrain. Meanwhile, a British MP signed a petition warning about the imminent execution of two activists.
Rajab: Political Prisoners Recorded Success in Implementing Alternative Penalties, Everyone Deserves Other Chance in Life
Human rights activist Nabeel Rajab said that the political detainees who were released under the Alternative Penalties Law have made success in implementing the alternative action, indicating that those returned to prison are criminal prisoners who have violated the law.
Aya Majzoub from HRW: Bahrain should Release Prisoners who shouldn't Have Been Imprisoned in First Place
Aya Majzoub, Bahrain Researcher at Human Rights Watch, said "the Bahraini Government should release people who should not have been held in detention in the first place."
Zuheir Ibrahim's First Comment after Court Upheld his Death Sentence: I didn't Commit Crime, I've Never Practiced Violence
In his first comment after upholding the death sentence against him, political detainee Zuheir Jassim Ibrahim said that he didn't commit the crime over which he was tried and stressed that he has never practiced violence.
Nabeel Rajab: I am Deeply Saddened by Suffering of Prisoners, I'll Write Stories from Prison Experience
In his second comment following his release on June 9, 2020, Nabeel Rajab said via his Instagram page that he is saddened by the suffering of the prisoners. Nabeel also promised to write a story from his experience in prison when he has opportunity to do so.
Torture Story of Political Detainee Zuheir Ibrahim who was Sentence to Death: HR Documentation
The information mentioned in this report is a brief of a report issued by BCHR two years ago, in which it documented what happened to political prisoner Zuheir Ibrahim Jassim, whose death sentence was upheld on Monday (June 15, 2020) by the cassation court, noting that this was a final verdict pending the King's ratification.
BFHR: 30 Prisoners of Conscience Released in the Last Week of May
Head of monitoring and documentation at the Bahrain Forum for Human Rights (BFHR), Hussein Nooh, said that 30 prisoners of conscience were released in that last week of May. The security authorities informed them that they had obtained a special pardon.
Nabeel Rajab, Icon from the Gulf
It is difficult to count the number of summonses, interrogations, arrests and prison terms that have passed through Nabeel Rajab's life. We can call him Martin Luther of the Gulf. He; however, has his own journey of pain and suffering. He can be called just that, Nabeel Rajab, an icon from the Gulf.
Sheikh Ali Salman, Prisoners of Conscience are Victims of State that don't Recognize Rights and Freedoms: SALAM
Salam DHR issued a report entitled "Who is a prisoner of conscience? Sheikh Ali Salman as a model". It explained in its report that "Prisoners of conscience are the most victims of tyranny in all repressive states that do not recognize public rights and freedoms."
Latest Sufferings of Political Prisoners in Jaw and Dry Dock Prisons
"Rasd", a network specialized in security movements, raids and arrests, announced that the Jaw Prison administration punished a number of detainees who commemorated religious rites during the month of Ramadan.
Why Doesn't King Release Political Prisoners who Spent their 10th Ramadan Behind Bars?
Thousands of young Bahrainis have fasted their tenth Ramadan in prison, while the King of Bahrain appeared to take part in the Global Day of Prayer and Fasting to stop the Coronavirus pandemic, which can at any moment infect its political prisons and cause a disaster for the whole country.
MoI Puts 5 Suspected Coronavirus Policemen in Building near Jaw Prisoners
Prisoners in Jaw Prison confirmed that the Interior Ministry quarantined 5 suspected Coronavirus policemen in building number 5 in Jaw Central Prison, a numbers of prisoners' families told Bahrain Mirror.
BFHR: 57 Prisoners Included in Pardon Had Less than 2 Years Remaining of Prison Sentences
The Bahrain Forum for Human Rights (BFHR) monitored the release of political prisoners throughout the last period, between March 11 and April 30, by studying 512 cases of prisoners of conscience.
Former Head of RCSI Bahrain to GIDHR: Political Dissenters should be Granted Amnesty
Professor Tom Collins, former Head of the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland in Bahrain, said "all medics, all over the world, should call on regimes to grant political dissenters an amnesty."
HR Activists from 22 Different Countries Demand Release of Bahraini Prisoners
Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain launched a solidarity campaign with Bahraini prisoners, held in 22 different countries, in a number of different languages, to pressure the authorities for their release.
Reasons that Make Prisoners Release Urgent Necessity
Bahrain has pardoned more than 900 prisoners after the Coronavirus outbreak, only one third of which are political detainees. Bahrain's prisons remain overcrowded with prisoners of conscience and political prisoners.
Phil Robertson from HRW to Bahraini Gov't: Prisons will be Container Boxes for COVID-19 if you Don't Release Prisoners
Deputy Director of Human Rights Watch in South Asia urged the Bahraini government to release prisoners after the Coronavirus outbreak.
Brian Dooley to GIDHR: Prisoners Contracting Coronavirus would Harm Ruling Family Reputation, Gov’t Should Release Them
Activist Brian Dooley from Human Rights First said that we are in a new context because of the Coronavirus, indicating that "people, like Naji Fateel and other human rights defenders, should not be imprisoned with or without the virus."