BCHR Issues Its Annual Report: 1883 Arrests, 441 Forced Disappearances & 202 Nationalities Revoked in 2015
The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) issued its annual report on Sunday (April 3, 2016), documenting all the human rights violations committed by the authorities in Bahrain during 2015.
UN Special Procedures Report for HRC: Bahrain Persecutes Shia & Targets Clerics
The Special Procedures of the United Nations Human Rights Council released the 13th iteration of their joint communications report, singling out Bahrain as among the worst offenders of human rights in the world.
BFHR Issues New Report: Repression by Law
The Bahrain Forum for Human Rights (BFHR) president Yusuf Rabie stated that the Bahraini authorities employ laws to be a suppressing tool against the regime’s opponents. The law now has the same power of repression as the birdshot firearm “the shotgun”.
Bahraini Interior Ministry Meals Cause Food Poisoning among Dozens of Jaw Prison Detainees
Bahrain Mirror: The Deputy Chairman of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights stated on Thursday (January 7, 2016) that dozens of detainees held in Bahrain’s Central Jaw Prison were food poisoned due to the poor quality of meals provided by the Ministry of Interior.
BHRS: 25 Peaceful Protests & 13 Arrests in 1st Week of December
Bahrain Mirror: The Bahrain Human Rights Society (BHRS) said that the Bahraini authorities arbitrarily arrested 13 citizens during the first week of December 2015.
Shiite Mosque Southwest of Manama Attacked by Gunfire
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): Activists on social media outlets circulated pictures and information about a Shiite mosque being targeted by gunfire in Al-Hemla, southwest of the Bahraini capital Manama, on Wednesday (December 16, 2015).
Bahrain MoI Says Detainee Hussein Yousef Visited Prison Clinic 4 Times & Denies Depriving him of Medication
Bahrain Mirror:Bahrain's Ministry of Interior claimed that detainee Hussein Hamza Yousef has visited the prison's clinic 4 times since he was arrested on March 15, 2015.
HRW Issues Report about Torture in Bahrain: “The Blood of People Who Don’t Cooperate”
Bahrain Mirror: Human Rights Watch issued a report entitled “The Blood of People Who Don’t Cooperate: Continuing Torture and Mistreatment of Detainees in Bahrain”.
Bahraini Court Acquits Policeman who Shot Protestor Dead
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): A Bahraini court acquitted on Sunday (November 8, 2015) a policeman who deliberately fired arms against a protestor who was holding a photo for the opposition leader, Sheikh Ali Salman, in protest on Salman’s arrest.
BCHR: 17 Arbitrary Arrests & 32 Peaceful Protests in Last Week of October
Bahrain Mirror: The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) said that it recorded 17 arbitrary arrests within the last week of October 2015, including a woman, and 32 peaceful protests staged across the country.
BFHR: 11 Complaints Filed to UN about Bahraini Authorities’ Attacks on Ashura Events
Bahrain Mirror: The Bahrain Forum for Human Rights (BFHR) said in a statement that it filed 11 complaints to Mr. Heiner Bielefeldt, UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Beliefs, about the attacks of the Bahraini authorities on Ashura events.
Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Peaceful Assembly Expresses Willingness to Visit Bahrain & Requests Info on 30 Violation Cases
Bahrain Mirror: The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly, Maina Kiai, said that he addressed Bahrain requesting information regarding 30 cases of violations of the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association.
Pro-Regime Bahraini Newspapers Attack Washington Post Over its Report about HR Violations in Bahrain
Bahrain Mirror: In what seems like an organized media campaign against the Washington Post, three pro-government newspapers slammed, in their editorials, the American newspaper over the article in which it criticized Bahrain’s human rights record.
Akhbar Al-Khaleej Slams Washington Post: Its Article Is Misleading, Full of Lies & Defamation
Bahrain Mirror: Akhbar Al-Khaleej newspaper attacked the Washington Post after its latest article in which Bahrain’s king was listed among the top five “Human Rights Abusers”.
Washington Post: King Hamad Among Five Human Rights Abusers Backed By the U.S.
Bahrain Mirror: The King of Bahrain, Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, was ranked in second place in an article by Washington Post’s Sudarsan Raghavan posted in September 8, 2015, including a list of five human rights abusers backed by the United States.
New Pro-Bahrain Gov’t PR Campaign to Be Held in Washington & New York Next Month
Bahrain Mirror: The Secretary-General of Bahrain Federation of Expatriate Associations (BFEA), Betsy Mathieson, said that the next round of “This is Bahrain” roadshow events is to be held in Washington and New York at the end of next September.
Sheikh Al-Salman’s Interrogation Focused on His Statements about Anti-Shiism & Disclosure of Violations in Sitra
Bahrain Mirror: Reports revealed that the Bahraini security forces interrogated Sheikh Maitham Al-Salman, regarding his statements about anti-Shiism and spreading information about the human rights violations committed by security forces in Sitra.
Sheikh Sanqoor: Sitra Blast condemned Yet Doesn't Justify Violations & Contempt Against Shiites
Bahraini Sheikh Mohammed Sanqoor said that "violence only leads to more violence, worsens the crisis and makes reaching a solution harder," stressing on the people's "legitimate rights that they strive to achieve peacefully."