Who Killed Martyr Kadhem Al-Sehlawi?
“I want them to return my son as healthy as they took him,” said the mother of cancer victim Sayed Kadhem Abbas Al-Sehlawi (23) when he was released in 2018, after his health condition sharply deteriorated.
Historian Jassim Al-Abbas's Crime: Documenting "Non-Official" History
This is what Bahrain has come to. Searching Bahrain's ancient history and presenting a narrative not accepted by the authorities has become a crime punishable by law. The Public Prosecution ordered the arrest of Bahraini historian Jassim Al-Abbas detaining him for 7 days pending investigation over the charge of publishing false information about a historical incident. Al-Abbas was taken into custody after he was summoned for interrogation on January 30, 2020.
No Alternative Penalties for Sick Prisoners
The campaign entitled #Sick_Prisoners_in_Bahrain prompted families in the island kingdom to speak out about the sufferings of their ailing sons behind bars. The campaign revealed the large amount of ignored cases of poor health conditions that are increasing in terms of number and severity among political prisoners. Families tweeted with pain, concern and cries for help.
Elias Al-Mulla Released: His Next Mission is Defeating Cancer
Elias Al-Mulla, a Bahraini youth, was released today at dawn on Wednesday (January 22, 2020). He entered prison at the age of 21 and was released at 28. When taken into custody, Al-Mulla was in good physical health, but he now suffers from cancer.
Multiple Sclerosis Patient Detainee Mohammad Faraj Released after 5 Years in Prison
The security authorities released today (Wednesday, January 22, 2020) at dawn multiple sclerosis patient detainee, Mohammad Faraj, after spending more than 5 years in prison.
Retinal Detachment Patient Detainee Hussein Abdulaziz Released Two and Half Month before Finishing his Prison Term
The security authorities released today (Wednesday, January 22, 2020) detainee, Hussein Abdulaziz Al-Marri, who is sentenced to 5 years in jail in a political motivated case.
Cancer Patient Detainee Elias Al-Mulla Released after 8 Years in Prison
The Bahraini security authorities released today (Wednesday, January 22, 2020) cancer patient detainee Elias Al-Mulla after spending 8 years in prison over a political motivated charge.
2019 Roundup: Two Years after being Passed, Bahrain Timidly Implements Alternative Penalty Law
On July 17, 2017, King Hamad ratified the alternative penalty law which allows the public prosecution or a judge to replace pretrial detention with commuted punishments.
BFHR: Deprivation of Treatment is Typical Form of Torture in Bahrain
The Bahrain Forum for Human Rights (BFHR) said that it has monitored, during the last period, dozens of complaints by detainees, due to the violation of their right to receive appropriate and necessary treatment, especially in the Jaw Central Prison.
At Least 136 Foreign Prisoners Benefited from Recent Royal Decrees
Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa issued decree 101/2019 on December 15, 2019, remitting the remainder of prison sentences imposed on convicts in some cases.
Al-Salman Hails Initiatives to Release Large Number of Convicts, Calls for Clearing Prisons of Political Prisoners
The acting president of BCHR Nidal Al-Salman commented on the release of a number of convicts as part of the alternative penalty law by saying that “the initiatives issued by the King of Bahrain to release convicts in cases of opinion, whether by royal pardon or through the implementation of the alternative penalty law, are appreciated.”
Al-Wefaq Documents 88 Violations in Bahraini Prisons within One Week
The Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society said that it documented a number of violations, abuses and human rights crimes in Bahrain within the first week of December.
Editorial: Joy of Victory Incomplete
Finally, everyone saw the tears of joy in the eyes of residents of the areas where the security services had brutalized, killed and besieged people for eight years.
Life Term Handed down to 8 Arrested within Group of 32 Accused of "Forming Terrorist Group"
The First High Criminal Court issued its rulings in case of forming a terrorist group affiliated with (14 February Coalition and Al-Wafa Islamic Party) and joining it.
Mojtaba Al-Abbar: First Political Convict to Receive Alternative Punishment
Human rights activist Ibtisam Al-Saegh said that the released detainee Sayed Mojtaba Al-Abbar is the first case among political detainees to receive alternative punishment.
Al-Wefaq: Bahrain's Regime Targets Clerics, Investigates them over Praying for Prisoners' Release
Al-Wefaq held the international community and UN institutions responsible for this dreadful reality, because they ignore the demands and appeals of the people of Bahrain and tolerate their suffering, while these institutions respond to any voice raised anywhere else except the voice of Bahrainis.
HRW: Bahraini Authorities Deny Prisoners Adequate Medical Care
Bahrain's authorities are failing to provide adequate medical care to high-profile prisoners, Human Rights Watch and the Bahrain Institution for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) said.
Judiciary Shows Mercy to Torturer, Pitiless towards Bahraini Women: Story of 3 Sisters from Diraz
This is where the situation in Bahrain has led us- a judiciary appointed by that King, practicing unprecedented brutality and cruelty. The judicial authorities have refused to replace the punishment of three sisters arrested in a political case with an alternative penalty, yet at the same time refused to imprison an Arab woman who tortured her child who was less than two years old back then, in order to ensure that the justice of the court be served by protecting the "reunion of the family".
Al-Wefaq Demands Release of Six Female Prisoners of Conscience
The Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society called for the release of six female Bahraini prisoners of conscience held in Bahraini prisons because of their opinions.
Court Upholds 3-Year Prison Term against Defendant in Political Case
The First High Criminal Court upheld a three-year prison sentence against a defendant who joined Bahraini Hezbollah.