New Video Showing Forces Affiliated to MoI Attacking Old Man during Diraz Raid
Activists on social media outlets circulated footage showing forces affiliated to the Ministry of Interior while attacking an old citizen in Diraz, during the raid carried out on the village on May 23, 2017.
Wa’ad Affirms Legal Position, Says Dissolution Leads to Abortion of Public Political Action in Bahrain
The National Democratic Action Society, Wa’ad, regretted the decision by High Administrative Civil Court issued May 31, 2017, ruling the dissolution of the society and the liquidation of its assets.
Bahrain’s Activists under Pressure: Either Work as Informants for Regime or Face Retaliation
It’s no wonder that Bahrain’s name was mentioned in the international campaign launched by Amnesty International aimed at recognizing human rights defenders and protecting them.
Government's War on Activists Vehicles: A Series of Electric Fires
On December 17, 2012, Al-Wefaq Secretary General Sheikh Ali Salman addressed the authorities in a tweet, deeming them responsible for the assaults against properties of opposition members.
Al-Wefaq Calls on HRC to Introduce “Binding Measures” to Stop Violations in Bahrain
Bahrain’s Islamic National Society Al-Wefaq demanded the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) to move from its “verbal condemnation” of Bahrain to introduce binding measured to stop the violations in the country.
Geneva: Finland Demands Bahrain Guarantees Independence of SIU
Finland demanded the Bahraini government to guarantee the independence of the Public Prosecution’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU), which investigates cases in violations committed by police and security men.
AFP: Jailed Bahrain Activist on Hunger Strike
A prominent Bahraini activist jailed for life for his role in anti-regime protests has been on hunger strike for two weeks to protest the treatment of prisoners, campaigners said Thursday.
US Report on Religious Freedom: Discrimination Continues in Bahrain, Over 80 Clerics Interrogated, Banned from Traveling
The Al-Wasat local newspaper published a summary of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) report which placed Bahrain on its Tier 2 rank on terms of religious freedoms. Bahrain was covered in the Other Countries Monitored section of the 2017 Annual Report, as a consequence of deteriorating conditions of religious freedoms.
The Guardian: Sayed Ahmad Al-Wadaei: If F1 can't Help Protect Ordinary Bahrainis, stop Grand Prix
Sayed Ahmad Al-Wadaei said in an article in the British “The Guardian” newspaper that “the grand prix coincides with heightened repression in Bahrain”.
US Congress Commission Urges Bahrain to Return Nabeel Rajab to Hospital to Receive Necessary Medical Care
The Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission of the US Congress urged the Bahraini authorities to return Nabeel Rajab to hospital to receive the necessary medical case after undergoing surgery.
AFP: Top Bahrain Activist Denied Family Visit after Surgery
The family of jailed Bahraini activist Nabeel Rajab has been denied visiting rights after he underwent surgery, relatives said Thursday.
AFP: Bahrain Approves Law for Military Trial of Civilians
Bahrain's king on Monday approved a constitutional amendment granting military courts the right to try civilians, raising concerns among rights groups for activists in the Gulf kingdom.
Video: Armored Vehicle Affiliated to MoI Fires Tear Gas Canisters at Diraz Elementary School, Students Suffocate
Activists on social media said that some students in Diraz Elementary School for Boys suffocated on Tuesday (April 4, 2017) due to inhaling tear gas fired by armored vehicle affiliated to the Ministry of Interior.
UN Encourages Bahrain to Take Confidence-Building Measures and Hold Genuine National Dialogue
The United Nations called to carry out proper investigations in the killings of protestors in Bahrain. Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General, said in a press conference on March 31, 2017 that “the United Nations demanded Bahrain to undertake confidence‑building measures and hold a genuine national dialogue that helps ensuring peace, stability and prosperity for all Bahrainis.”
Safaa Al-Khawaja: Jaw Prison Detainee Beaten for Reciting Dua'a Kumail
Human rights activist Safaa Al-Khawaja, quoted families of detainees in Jaw Central Prison as saying that the prison's police bet one of the detainees for reciting Dua'a Kumail on Thursday night, and that he was returned to the prison cell while suffering from fatigue due to beating.
Detained Opposition Figures Warn of Deteriorating Conditions in “Jaw” Prison
Bahrain’s opposition figures detained in building #7 in Jaw Central Prison, confirmed the deterioration of the prison’s condition, due to more restrictions imposed on detainees by prison authorities.
Safaa Al-Khawaja: Authorities in Bahrain are Using Measures that Hinder Real Equality for Violations’ Victims
Bahrain Center for Human Rights member Safaa Al-Khawaja said that the authorities in Bahrain are still using measures that hinder the real equality for the victims of violations, which is contradictory to the principles of the transitional justice in the international bill.
Maytham Al-Salman: NIHR’s Latest Statements are “Human Rights Suicidal Move”
Sheikh Maytham Al-Salman, Head of Religious Freedom Unit in the Bahrain Human Rights Observatory (BHRO), described the latest statements of National Institute for Human Rights (NIHR) as “blatant human rights suicidal move”.
Injured Citizen in Diraz Attack Suffers from Critical Condition: Concussion, Bleeding & Fractures in Head
Information revealed that the health condition of Mostafa Hamdan (18 years) is unstable. Hamdan was injured in Diraz attack and he is now in the intensive care unit in Al-Salmaniya Medical Complex under general anesthesia.
2016: Bahrain-UN Dispute (Timeline)
The year 2016 witnessed an unprecedented escalation of tensions caused by Bahrain against United Nations institutions concerned with human rights issues, including insults directed at UN officials such as Prince Zeid bin Ra’ad Zeid Al-Hussein.