2018: From Mohammad Sayyah in the 90s to Abbas Kadhem, Bahrain Uses “Cancer” as Weapon to Kill Political Prisoners
The case of the martyr Mohammad Sayyah (1998) should have been an example for the security authorities in Bahrain, warning of the consequences of their brutal treatment of political prisoners, from torture during interrogations, abuse in prison, to denial of treatment, even if they suffer from cancer.
Detainee Hadeer Abdullah Demands Seeing her Family after Decision to Detain Her
Detainee Hadeer Abdullah demanded her right to a family visit, stressing that holding her in prison is a blatant violation to her right, because she committed no crime.
Fawzia Masha’allah Released after Serving Sentence
Fifty-eight-year-old Bahraini citizen Fawzia Masha’allah has finished serving her prison term on Saturday (December 15, 2018) and was released following one year of imprisonment for harboring a wanted person.
A Letter from a Prisoner to His Immigrant Brother…
No one can understand the pain in this letter unless they have witnessed the harsh experience in Bahraini prisons and the long-years they spend that are eaten out of their lives.
After Over Year of Neglecting his Appeals, NIHR Says It Met Detainee Hani Marhoun’s Wife
In its first comment, the National Institution of Human Rights (NIHR) said that it met on Tuesday (November 13, 2018) wife of detainee Hani Marhoun after about one month of his hunger strike.
Bahrain: 70 Citizens Arrested within 16 Days, 17 Protests Staged within Week
The security authorities are still carrying out night raids against citizens in Bahrain, prior to the Parliamentary and municipal elections to be held on November 24.
Detainee Hani Marhoun: NIHR Ignores my Appeals regarding Torture since over a Year
Detainee Hani Ahmad Isa Marhoun announced starting a hunger strike in order to put an end to what he called "all violations and breaches in Bahraini prisons".
Recorded Phone Call between Mushaima and his Son: Harassing Us May Be "Orders from Above"
The prominent Bahraini imprisoned dissident Hasan Mushaima said in a phone call he made with his son Ali Mushaima, on Sunday (August 19, 2018), that orders to harass him and harass political prisoners started with the appointment of the new prison administration and that he believes that these orders are from “orders from above”, in a reference to the senior leaders in the authority.
Irish Parliament Member Expresses Grave Concern over Health Situation of Prominent Bahraini Dissident Hasan Mushaima
Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs of political Irish party Sinn Féin said he is "deeply concerned" and "alarmed" by reports that Bahraini opposition leader Hasan Mushaima is being mistreated in prison.
Released Detainee Sayed Kadhem Abbas Loses Sight, Activist Al-Saegh: What Happened to him in Prison is Crime
Human rights activist Ibtisam Al-Saegh said that the recently released detainee Sayed Kadhem Abbas totally lost his sight.
On Women’s Int’l Day, Al-Wefaq Demands Release of Female Prisoners of Conscience in Bahraini Prisons
Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society demanded in a statement marking Women’s International Day to release female prisoners of conscience in Bahraini regime prisons.
#Confession_Under_Torture Campaign Kicks off Sunday with Video-Recorded Testimonies
Activists, former detainees and social media pages will launch on Sunday (November 19, 2017) a campaign to expose the torture practiced in Bahrain.
Tom Brake Raises Question in UK Parliament about Medical Care and Food in Bahraini Prisons
British MP Tom Brake raised a question to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) on whether it will ask the Bahraini government for explanations on providing adequate food and medical care as well as contacting with family members of all political prisoners, in particular Ibtisam Al-Saegh and Hajar Mansour.
National Institute for Human Rights to Hold Press Conference Next Week to Announce Results of its Prison Visits
The National Institute for Human Rights (NIHR) is holding a press conference in its headquarters in Bahrain’s Seef on the undeclared visits made by the NIHR commission.
Bahrain’s NIHR Kicks off Prison Visits Program to Continue Until December
National Institute for Human Rights (NIHR) head said the institute is currently preparing a schedule of visits to the centers of reform and rehabilitation and pretrial detention centers.
"Reprieve" Condemns Death Sentences of Three Bahrainis "Tortured into Making False Confessions"
British "Reprieve" denounced on its website the three death sentences against three Bahraini men Abbas al-Samea, Sami Mushaima, and Ali al-Singace.
AP: Gunmen Kill Police Officer, Free Inmates at Bahrain Prison
Gunmen armed with automatic rifles and pistols stormed a Bahraini prison Sunday, killing a police officer and freeing 10 inmates convicted on terrorism charges, police said.
Ahmed Yacoub al-Muqla: Bahraini Director who Filmed Scripted Confessions of Detained Activists
Director Al-Muqla volunteered to film confessions made by Shiite detainees and imprisoned leaders of Bahraini civil society. He did not sense any wrongdoing when witnessing their torture.
Reuters: Detained Bahraini Activist Freed and Immediately Re-arrested
A leading Bahraini human rights activist who is on trial for tweets alleging rights abuses was to be freed on bail on Wednesday after months in detention, but was immediately re-arrested in a separate case.
An Excerpt of “Jaw” Novel: Jordanian Officer Involved in Detainees’ Torture Speaks Up
In this chosen section, a Jordanian officer expresses his deep remorse for beating and torturing prisoners of the March 10, 2015 incidents. He explains how the Bahraini Interior Ministry misled the Jordanian police officers, whom Bahrain employed and gave wrong information about the detainees and dissidents.