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."
17 US Senators Demand Release of Political Prisoners in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia
17 US senators called for the release of American prisoners detained in a number of states and release of political prisoners in authoritarian countries, including Bahrain.
Australian Craig Foster to GIDHR: Int'l Community should Pressure Bahrain to Release Prisoners amid Coronavirus Crisis
The international community should pressure Bahrain to release prisoners amid the Coronavirus epidemic, sports star Craig Foster told the Gulf Institute for Democracy and Human Rights.
What Tariq al-Hassan did not say to torturers if Coronavirus reached Bahrain's prisons
On March 16, 2020, the Head of Public Security in Bahrain, Tariq al-Hassan, appeared during the press conference of the National Taskforce for Combating the Coronavirus, and said, "Certain buildings inside prisons were designated for isolation or quarantine in anticipation of any case, and we assure you that sterilization operations are continuing in all detention centers..."
Editorial: Prison Is a Coronavirus Target and Political Prisoners Are Country's Immunity
Coronavirus is changing the whole world. It is said that once this virus ends, the world won't be the same anymore. Those behind bars in Bahrain are victims of the pre-Coronavirus world. There is no political meaning for even keeping them imprisoned, as this only exhausts the government at a time when it needs to lift its burdens.
MP Kaltham Al-Haiki Calls on Authorities to Address Prisoners Issue to Avoid Potential Catastrophe in Case of Coronavirus Outbreak
MP Kaltham Al-Haiki called on the concerned parties, various associations and civil society actors and members of the legislative authority to address the issue of prisoners and detainees in this exceptional and sensitive circumstance with a humane perspective, free from any political or regional considerations or procedural complications, as "the situation we are going through is an emergent and difficult situation that we and the world have never experienced."
Is it Time to Empty Bahraini Prisons of Political Prisoners?
Bahraini activists continue to call for the release of the largest number of political detainees and prisoners of conscience amid the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) across the world. They are pushing the authorities to empty Bahraini prisons of political prisoners in light of the worrying situation.
Coronavirus: Is It Time to Release Prisoners to Avoid Epidemic Outbreak? BBC
At a time several countries in the Middle East responded to the repeated calls launched by the international and local human rights organizations to release prisoners, in order to avoid the Coronavirus outbreak, other states have not yet responded.