Front Line Defenders Expresses Grave Concerns about Harassment of Activist Zainab Al-Khamis
Front Line Defenders expressed its concerns about the continued harassment, intimidation, and summoning of human rights defender Zainab Al-Khamis, who received a subpoena [by the Bahraini authorities] yesterday.
Former Wa'ad Society Secretary-General Radhi Al-Mousawi Banned from Travel this Morning
Bahraini authorities banned former Secretary-General of Wa'ad Society, Radhi Al-Mousawi, from travelling while he was heading to the airport this morning on Sunday.
PHOTOS: Heavy Security Presence outside Sheikh Isa Qassim's House Marking 100 days of his House Arrest
The security authorities continued their heavy security presence outside the house of spiritual leader of Shia majority Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim marking 100 days of his house arrest.
Tehran Says Manama’s Claims are Baseless and Ridiculous, Advises Authorities to Abandon Oppression & Efforts to Divert Popular Protests
Spokesman for Iranian Foreign Ministry Bahram Ghasemi deemed claims raised by Bahrain against Iran “as baseless and ridiculous,” calling on the Bahraini authorities to abandon oppression.
Photos: Detainee Mahmoud Hussein Released after 7 Years of Arrest over Political Reasons
The Bahraini security authorities released on Monday (August 21, 2017) youth Mahmoud Hussein (Al-Diwani), from Ma’ameer, after serving his 7-year jail term over political cases.
Shiite Cleric Transferred to Prison Directly after Undergoing Surgery
The Bahraini security authorities transferred detained Shiite cleric Sheikh Isa Al-Qaffas to Dry Dock Prison (Pre-trial detention center) directly after he underwent surgery last Wednesday.
Index on Censorship: Bahraini Authorities Oppress Activists and their Families
Index on Censorship said in an article on its website that human rights defenders often confront obstacles that make their work difficult. The organization indicated that the families of activists suffer along with their loved ones and are often targeted with official harassment: detention, loss of employment, beatings and harassment. Each case is an individual story of a struggle for freedom.
Shiite Cleric Sayed Mohieldin Al-Mashaal Arrested on King Fahd Fahd Causeway, Referred to Prosecution
Activists on social media said that the Bahraini authorities arrested Shiite cleric Sayed Mohieldin Al-Mashaal on King Fahd Causeway and referred him to the public prosecution.
Observatory for the Protection of HR Defenders Urges Bahrain to Immediately & Unconditionally Release Nabeel Rajab
The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders denounced the continued arbitrary detention of Nabeel Rajab, which seems to be yet another evidence of a long-standing pattern of harassment against him to sanction his legitimate human rights activity.
Four Shiite Clerics Released One Year after their Arrest over Diraz Protest
The Bahraini security authorities released on Wednesday (August 9, 2017) four Shiite clerics one year after their arrest over Diraz protest that was forcibly dispersed on May 23, 2017.
OHCHR Statement Calls on Bahraini Authorities to Immediately & Unconditionally Release Nabeel Rajab
A statement issued on behalf of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (July 14, 2017) in Geneva, said that his office is “deeply concerned that Nabeel Rajab, a co-founder of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, was sentenced on 10 July to two years in prison.
BFHR: 11 Female Bahraini Detainees under Government’s Political Retaliation Targets
Bahrain Forum for Human Rights said that there are 11 female Bahraini detainees from 9 villages arrested over political motives and charges related to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly. Some of the detainees were subjected to torture and ill-treatment during their interrogating sessions. The Forum indicated that the Bahraini authorities have put the Bahraini woman among the political retaliation targets and that more than 340 Bahraini women were subjected to arbitrary arrest over political background since 2011.
Prominent Shiite Cleric Released after around One year of Imprisonment
The Bahraini security authorities released on Tuesday (June 20, 2017) prominent Shiite cleric Sheikh Fadhel Al-Zaki after around one year of imprisonment.
Security Authorities Summon 4 Shiite Clerics for Interrogations Sunday
The Bahraini security authorities sent four subpoenas on Friday (June 16, 2017) summoning 4 Shiite clerics for interrogations on Sunday.
Reuters: Bahrain Detains Citizen for Sympathizing with Qatar
Bahraini authorities detained a citizen for questioning on charges of sympathizing with Qatar on social media, state news agency BNA reported on Wednesday.
Video: Washington Concerned about Wa’ad Dissolution, Killing of Protestors in Diraz
US State Department expressed deep concern about the decision taken by the Bahraini authorities to dissolve the opposition party, the Wa’ad political society, and said that they are following that situation closely.
Bahrain Press Association Says Decision to Suspend Al-Wasat Newspaper “Planned”
Bahrain Press Association (BPA) condemned the decision issued today by the Bahraini Information Affairs Authority that suspended Al-Wasat newspaper until further notice.
Security Authorities Prevent GFBTU Delegation from Leaving to Geneva to Attend Int’l Conference
The authorities in Bahrain International Airport prevented on Saturday, June 3, 2017 a delegation from the General Federation of Bahrain Trade Union (GFBTU) from traveling to Geneva to participate in the works of 106th session of International Labour Conference. Meanwhile, the authorities did not give the delegation any reason behind this surprising decision.
Front Line Defenders: Ebtisam Al-Saegh Tortured and Sexually Assaulted by Bahrain NSA
On 26 May 2017, human rights defender Ebtisam Al-Saegh was summoned by the National Security Agency (NSA) to Muharraq police station, in the North of the country, Front Line Defenders (FLD) stated.
Amnesty: Bahrain Heading for “Total Suppression” of Human Rights as Secular Opposition Group Banned
Bahrain's dissolution of a major political opposition society is the latest troubling move in its blatant campaign to end all criticism of the government, Amnesty International said.