Justice Ministry to Political Societies: Meetings with Diplomatic Missions should be Attended by Foreign Ministry Representatives
The Ministry of Justice and Islamic Affairs called on political societies to abide by the Political Societies Law, which prohibits them from meeting with diplomatic missions without coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Prime Minister Ignores Demand to Meet with Licensed political Societies
Author Abbas Bou Safwan said that Prime Minister, Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, is still ignoring demand to meet with a number of licensed political societies.
7 Political Societies Denounce Reduction of Parliamentary Powers: It'll Not be Last Step Amid Gov't Control over Majority of MPs
Seven Bahraini political societies issued a statement on Friday (April 23, 2021), in which they voiced their condemnation of the decision reducing the powers of the Parliament, especially the stances of members of parliament who voted in favor or those who abstained from voting, thus allowing the law to be passed.
Bahrain: What Does "Security Checkup" on Administrators of Civil Society Organizations Mean?
In a notice circulated and addressed to civil society organizations, Bahrain's Ministry of Development said it would subject civil society organization candidates to a "security check up".
9 Bahraini Political Societies Announce their Rejection of Deal of the Century
Nine licensed political societies in Bahrain issued a unified statement announcing their rejection of the Deal of the Century, the U.S. plan announced by U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 to resolve the Palestinian issue.
King Hamad Ratifies Law Preventing Dissidents from Sports and Social Clubs Memberships
King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa ratified on Tuesday (July 31, 2018) a law denying dissidents right to membership in societies and clubs.
Bahrain Bars Dissolved Parties’ Members from Parliament Polls
Bahrain’s king on Monday banned members of dissolved opposition parties from running for election, months ahead of parliamentary polls, the official BNA news agency said.
Reuters: Bahrain Bars Members of Opposition Groups from Standing in Elections
Bahrain’s parliament approved a bill on Sunday barring members of dissolved opposition groups from running in elections, the latest step in a crackdown against dissent ahead of parliamentary polls this year.
Bahrain Bans 3250 Citizens from Running to Parliamentary Elections
Minister of Justice Khalid bin Ali Al Khalifa said that about 3250 members of the dissolved political opposition societies are banned from running to the Parliamentary elections, pursuant to a bill approved by the council on Tuesday.
Bahrain: Heads and Members of Dissolved Political Societies Banned from Running in Elections by Majority Parliament Vote
Bahraini House of Representatives in its meeting on Tuesday approved a bill to prevent the members of political societies that have been dissolved to run in the parliamentary elections.
Bahrain Says Members of Dissolved Political Societies On Par With Those Joining Secret Organizations
The Government of Bahrain said in its response on a bill preventing members and heads of dissolved political societies from running in the election that the members and heads of these societies are on a par with those joining banned and secret organizations
Bahraini Parliament Approves Bill Banning Dissolved Societies’ Members and Officials from Running for Parliamentary Elections
Bahraini House of Representatives approved bill to ban members of dissolved societies as well as resigned MPs and members of municipal councils from exercising their political rights.
Bahraini HR Groups Condemn Wa’ad Society Dissolution
A number of human rights groups on Thursday (26 October 2017) condemned the Second High Court of Appeals for the dissolution of the National Democratic Action Society (Wa’ad).
Al-Wefaq Sees Wa’ad Society Dissolution as “Political Bankruptcy”
The National Islamic Al-Wefaq Society considered that the Court of Appeal’s decision to uphold the dissolution of the National Democratic Action Society (Wa’ad) "reflects the political bankruptcy the regime is experiencing."
Wa’ad Describes Justice Ministry Accusations as “Sent”, Calls to Stop its Trial
The National Democratic Action Society (Wa'ad) said that the Justice Ministry’s lawsuit against it is “sent accusations in an attempt to target Wa’ad” and incriminate it in fabricated cases.
Wa’ad Society Says Interior Ministry Banned it from Holding Seminars without Official Approval
The National Democratic Action Society (Wa’ad) expressed its deep regret and surprise at the security measures taken by the Ministry of the Interior towards it, describing it as a "a strange move that steers far away from the general political course."
Democratic Movement Calls to Agree on National Agenda to Break the Deadlock
Societies of the national democratic movement called on the Bahraini political forces to agree on a national agenda to break the deadlock and distance the country from political congestion and escalation of sectarianism as well as hatred speeches.
Bahraini King Bans Mixing "Religious Preaching with Political Practice"
Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa issued a Law on Saturday (June 11, 2016), amending some of the provisions of Law 26/2005 regulating political societies.
Bahraini Parliament Bans Religious Preachers from Joining Political Societies
The Bahraini Parliament passed an amendment to the Political Societies Law, preventing religious preachers from joining political societies.
Reuters: Bomb Kills Two Policemen in Worst Bahrain Bombing in Months
Reuters: A bomb killed two policemen and wounded six in the deadliest such attack in Bahrain in months, and state media said the explosives resembled some seized at the weekend that authorities say were smuggled in from Iran.