Bahrain Strips Top Shiite Cleric of Citizenship over Charges of “Encouraging Sectarianism and Violence”
Bahraini authorities accuse top Shiite cleric of serving foreign interests and encouraging sectarianism and violence.
Associated Press: Cabinet Strips Top Shiite Cleric in Bahrain of Nationality
Bahrain's government on Monday stripped a leading Shiite cleric of his nationality, a move that brought hundreds of protesters into the streets and prompted warnings of unrest.
AFP: Bahrain Jails 8 Shiites, Revokes Nationality
A Bahraini court sentenced eight Shiites to 15-year jail terms for forming a "terror" group, as the authorities...
RSF Says Upholding Ten-Year Jail Term against Photographer Ahmad Al-Musawi Is Outrageous
Reporters Without Borders deplored Bahrain court decision to uphold photographer Sayed Ahmed Al Mousawi's ten-year jail sentence.
Life Sentences Handed down to 10 Bahrainis, 12 Stripped of Citizenships over Forming “Saraya Al-Ashtar” Group
Bahraini court sentenced 10 defendants to life imprisonment over “Saraya Al-Ashtar” case, also revoking citizenships ...
Al-Wefaq: Karimi's Deportation Violates Bahrain Constitution
Al-Wefaq said expulsion of Taimour Karimi is an illegal action and clear example of ongoing practice of deportation.
Al-Shamlawi: Bahrain Court Orders Deportation of Lawyer Taimour Karimi
Lawyer Abdulla Al-Shamlawi said Bahraini court decided to deport Taimour Karimi, a lawyer stripped of Bahraini citizenship.
Report Reveals Bahraini Regime's Systematic Targeting of "Ajam" Citizens
A report recently published by the Salam for Democracy and Human Rights revealed that the Bahraini authorities' targeting of the Ajam minority, who constitute 15-20% of the population in Bahrain.
AFP: Bahrain Urged to Stop Deporting Citizens Stripped of Nationality
Bahrain Mirror (AFP): Human Rights Watch called on Bahrain on Sunday to stop deporting citizens after stripping them of their nationality, two days before a hearing that could lead to the expulsion of another nine.
OHCHR Expresses Concern over Zainab Al-Khawaja’s Arrest & Arbitrary Revocation of Citizenships
The Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) stated that it is deeply troubled by the arrest of human rights defender, Zainab Al Khawaja, further expressing concern over the citizenship law, enabling the Bahrain government to revoke the citizenship of activists, as well as the imposed travel bans.
Court Sentences Suspect to 15 Years in Prison & Strips him of Nationality over Shooting in Sitra
Bahrain's Fourth High Criminal Court sentenced a defendant to 15 years in prison, over alleged charges of attempted murder, training on the use firearms as well as the possession of arms.
Bahraini Dissenter Ali Esfandiar Deported to Iraq by Force
The Bahraini authorities expelled on Tuesday (March 15, 2016) another dissenter, after the court of appeals upheld last Tuesday a sentence, stripping him of his citizenship and deporting him from the country.
UN High Commissioner Raises Concerns about Silencing Dissents in Bahrain & Calls for "Profound Reforms"
The UN high commissioner said that the Bahraini government "continues to silence political opponents, journalists and human rights defenders by arrests, revocation of citizenship and deportation."
Amnesty Int'l after Jahromi's Deportation: Expulsion Is Bahrain's New Weapon of Choice
In response to the Bahraini authorities' decision to deport Dr. Masoud Al-Jahromi by force, Amnesty International stressed that expulsion is now "Bahrain's new weapon of choice."
Bahrain Expels "Khayrallah" to Lebanese Capital after Stripping him of Nationality
Bahraini authorities expelled a Bahraini national who was stripped of his citizenship, Hussein Khayrallah Mohammad Mohammadi, to the Lebanese capital Beirut on Wednesday (February 24, 2016), according to lawyer Mohammad Al-Tajer.
Royal Decree Strips Major & his Family of Bahraini Nationality
The King of Bahrain, Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, issued a royal decree revoking the Bahraini citizenships of "Major Ali Hussein Hawrani, and all the members of his family who were granted the nationality in succession.
BHRS: 24 Bahrainis Stripped of their Nationality Last December
The Bahrain Human Rights Society (BHRS) announced that during last December 2015 a number of court verdicts were issued, including an upheld death sentence, life imprisonment sentences, decisions revoking 24 citizenships, not to mention many sentences reaching up to 15 years in prison.
Int'l Organizations: 10 Bahrainis Face Death Penalty after Unfair Trials
The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and other international and Bahraini nongovernmental organizations strongly condemned the repeated use of the death penalty by Bahraini authorities and called on the government to commute the death and life sentences.
Supreme Council of Justice Chair Justifies Revocation of Nationalities: France & Britain Are on Same Track Too
Bahrain Mirror: The Chairman of the Supreme Council of Justice and the Head of the Court of Cassation Salem Al-Kuwari justified the sentences stripping the nationalities of a large number of Bahrainis over political charges, pointing out that legal texts allow the revocation of citizenships.
Al-Kooheji Family Issues Statement to Disavow Shura Member Fatima Al-Kooheji’s Comments
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): Al-Kooheji Family stressed in a statement that what was issued by the Bahraini Shura Council member Fatima Al-Kooheji expresses her personal views and does not reflect in any way the opinions or convictions of Abdul-Jabbar Al-Kooheji’s sons.