Bahrain: Politically Motivated 3-Month Imprisonment May Cost One's Housing Unit
At this point, the threads of the government's approach began to unravel little by little. It appears that some party is attempting to punish government opponents by robbing them of their remaining rights in this country, and this time it seems that someone seriously decided to deny pro-opposition citizens housing services.
Editorial: To the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar
From Manama, you called on Shia scholars to hold an intra-Muslim dialogue; but the question is: Which scholars do you want? If you want unpopular Shia scholars, they have been sitting next to you for the past two days at the Bahrain Forum for Dialogue.
Al-Wefaq: We Consider Pope's Demands National Document for Tolerance and Pluralism
Al-Wefaq, Bahrain's largest opposition society, announced its support for "what was mentioned in Pope Francis speech on Bahrain's need for the practical implementation of the set of rules and foundations related to freedoms, cessation of discrimination and respect for human rights."
UN Committee Issues Recommendations on Bahrain, Gives Gov't 24 Months to Implement
The Committee on the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of the United Nations issued a detailed report on Bahrain, tackling a number of cases, mainly discrimination practiced against Shia majority in Bahrain.
Qataris Respond to Bahraini Gov't Media: Shiites of Bahrain are More Worth of Sympathy
Qataris launched a collective response to what was published by press affiliated with the authorities in Bahrain which stated that Shiites in Qatar are subjected to religious discrimination.
Abbas Bou Safwan: Constitutional Freedom to Hold Husseini Procession and Blind-Hearted People
Blind-hearted people will never see the truth even when it is crystal clear.
"Bahrani Chicken Nugget" Video Spreads Widely on Social Media: I'm Afraid of Speaking in My "Bahrani" Accent
Young Bahraini lady Mirium Al-Zeera spoke innocently and sincerely in a recorded video she posted on her YouTube channel under the title "Bahrani Chicken Nuggets" about the difficulties she faced as a "Bahrani" speaking in her accent.
MP Says People Employed by Nepotism in Civil Service Bureau, Evidence Found
A Bahraini Member of Parliament said "nepotism plays a major role in the civil service bureau," announcing that he has irrefutable evidence and people to prove this. The MP also confirmed his willingness to cooperate.
Justice Minister Fails to Defend Bahraini "Al-Morabiti" in His Case with Bengali
"The dog of Shaikhs is a Shaikh" is an idiom used by Bahrainis to describe the state of encroachment imposed by the boys and employees of Al Khalifa ruling family, as the dogs [henchmen] of Al Khalifa enjoy the same "rights" of the ruling family; they can attack Bahraini citizens without any legal deterrent.
A Letter from Bahrain’s Top Students to Dr. Koumbou Boly, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education
On January 24, Bahrain Mirror published a report directed at UNESCO entitled "The scary numbers UNESCO should address on International Day of Education". The report talked about the discrimination practiced with regards to educational scholarships in Bahrain. Unfortunately, the tragedy is being repeated now.
US Congressman Jim McGovern Calls on Bahrain to Stop Discrimination against Shia, Release Nabeel Rajab
US Congressman Jim McGovern called on the Bahraini government to stop discrimination against Shia and allow press to work freely.
Why Does Gov’t of Bahrain Love and Seek Normalization with Israel?
“I do not know a country other than Bahrain carrying out a random naturalization process...we know what happened in Palestine, I don’t know any other country,” said imprisoned opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman while speaking about the catastrophic process of naturalization that Bahrain has been committed to.
On Int'l Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination SALAM Says: Bahraini Gov't Should Respect UNDRIP
SALAM for Democracy and Human Rights said that the systematic racial discrimination is practiced in Bahrain against many social sectors and components, including Shia citizens.
Editorial: Who is the Bahraini Now?
If you find yourself to be unwanted, and not welcomed by the state, you then know that you are indeed a Bahraini, and if you find yourself in the position where others dare to assault you, and you do not have the ability to respond, rest assured that you are a Bahraini.
15% of Gov’t Employees in Bahrain are Foreigners
The number of foreign workers in the public sector has reached 15% of the total number of employees in ministries and government bodies, according to official statistics published by the local daily Al-Ayyam on Saturday (February 2, 2019).
Union Leader: Foreigners Controlling Bahraini Companies Brought their Relatives after Dominating Employment
Assistant Secretary-General for General Federation of Bahrain Trade Unions Abdelwahed Al-Najjar said “there are some companies controlled by foreigners, thus, Bahraini citizen is not given priority in employment,” adding that “the absence of a law requiring priority of employing Bahrainis has led to increased dominance of foreigners in many companies.”
Court Sentences Cleric to Prison for Insulting Umayyad Caliph Yazid bin Muawiyah, Claims “Yazid was True Muslim”
Bahraini court sentenced cleric to six months in prison for “using offensive terms against Yazid bin Muawiyah”, the Umayyad ruler who killed the grandson of Prophet Muhammad.
Bahraini King Issues Decree Pardoning 93 Prisoners on National Day
The official Bahrain National Agency (BNA) reported that the country's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa issued a royal decree to pardon and release 93 prisons convicted in different cases.
Photos: Mass Protest in Diraz Condemning Sectarian Persecution
Hundreds of Bahrainis took to the streets in a mass protest that was launched from the Imam Sadiq Mosque, condemning the sectarian persecution practiced against Shia in Bahrain.
Al-Daihi: Sheikh Isa Qassim’s “Sectarian” Trial Shows Need to Build Democratic and Just Political System in Bahrain
The Deputy Secretary-General of Al-Wefaq, Sheikh Hussein Al-Daihi, described the trial of spiritual leader of Shia sect, Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim, as a “Sectarian Trial”.