Amnesty: Bahrain Must Investigate Activist Torture Claims
Bahrain should investigate claims by a human rights activist who says she was tortured and sexually assaulted while in detention last week, Amnesty International said on Thursday.
AFP: Bahrain Follows Trump Trip with Dissent Crackdown
Authorities in Bahrain have clamped down on dissent in the wake of US President Donald Trump's visit to the Gulf last month -- a move that experts say is no coincidence.
Amnesty International Calls for Urgent Action against Maher Khabbaz's Death Sentence
Amnesty International called on its followers to "express grave concern that Maher Abbas Ahmad's death sentence was upheld and to urge the King of Bahrain, Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, to immediately commute the death sentence imposed on Maher Abbas Ahmad and establish an official moratorium on executions with a view to abolishing the death penalty."
Activist: 3 Detained in Bahrain over UK Horse Show Protests
Bahrain detained three activists over protests targeting the tiny island nation’s king during a royal horse show in the United Kingdom, a fellow campaigner said Saturday.
Bahraini Authorities Ban 4 Activists from Travelling
Bahraini authorities banned Tuesday (May 9, 2017) 4 opposition activists from travelling; a step that had caused vast criticism by the Human Rights Council this month.
10 Human Rights Organizations Address Bahrain: End Degrading Treatment of Activists
A Coalition of 10 human rights organizations, including Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a statement Sunday (April 30, 2017) stressed that “Bahraini authorities’ treatment of wrongfully imprisoned detainees violates international standards on prisoner treatment and in some cases may constitute cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment.”
Transparency International Condemns Bahrain Travel Ban on Sharaf Almosawi to Attend UN Meetings
Transparency International today called on the government of Bahrain to lift its travel ban on Sayed Sharaf Almosawi, the chair of its partner organization in Bahrain, the Bahrain Transparency Society.
3 Shiite Clerics Summoned for Interrogation
The Bahraini authorities summoned on Tuesday (April 11, 2017) 3 Shiite clerics for interrogation tomorrow (Wednesday) without giving them any explanations.
AP: Family Says Imprisoned Bahrain Activist Undergoes Surgery
The family of an imprisoned activist in Bahrain says he has undergone surgery for bleeding ulcers.
Father of Martyr Sayed Hashem Arrested to Serve 2-Month Jail Term
The Bahraini authorities arrested on Tuesday (April 4, 2017) Sayed Saeed Isa (father of martyr Sayed Hashem) after summoning him to the criminal investigation department to execute a legal judgment.
3-Year Imprisonment for Martyr Ali al-Sheikh’s Father, 3 Other Defendants
The Bahraini authorities arrested Monday (April 3, 2017) Jawad al-Sheikh, the father of martyr Ali al-Sheikh, in court after the Court of Appeals upheld a 3-year prison verdict against him.
AFP: Iran Says Bahrain Terror Cell Claims “Delusional”
Iran rejected as "delusional" on Tuesday Bahraini claims that it was behind a "terrorist" cell accused of planning attacks on senior figures and security personnel in the Gulf kingdom.
Amnesty International Concerned by Resumption of Executions & Clampdown on Peaceful Assembly in Bahrain
Amnesty International said that it is alarmed by the deteriorating human rights situation in Bahrain, in its oral statement to the 34th session of the UN Human Rights Council.
Amnesty Calls for Fair Retrial of 7 Bahrainis, after Execution of 3 Others in Same Case Last January
Amnesty International said it will continue to monitor situation of seven Bahrainis, who continue to serve life sentences, in same case in which three death penalties were upheld and then executed by Bahraini authorities earlier this year.
Online Campaign Calls on Bahrain to Release Activist Khalil Al Halwachi before Trial Hearing
Fatima Al-Halwachi launched an online campaign to call on Bahrain to release her father, activist Khalil Al-Halwachi. The appeal said “Call on Bahrain to do the right thing: release imprisoned professor and activist #Khalil_AlHalwachi to his family.”
Authorities Arrest AFP Photographer upon Arrival to Bahrain
Bahrain Airport authorities arrested the AFP photographer Mohammad Al-Shaikh at the early hours of Wednesday (March 22, 2017).
BCHR Records 112 Peaceful Protests and 62 Arrests Last Week
Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) said that it documented 112 peaceful protest in 40 different countries across Bahrain, within the third week of March.
Authorities Release Human Rights Activist Returning from Geneva, Confiscate her Passport
The security Bahraini authorities released human rights activist Ibtisam Al-Saegh after holding her for several hours at Bahrain’s International Airport while returning from Geneva, where she took part in 34th session of the Human Rights Council along with a Bahraini delegation.
HR Groups Describe Lawsuit Raised to Dissolve Wa’ad Society as “Vexatious”
Number of human rights organizations described the lawsuit raised by the Bahraini Justice Ministry against the National Democratic Action Society (Wa’ad) as “vexatious”.
EU: Bahrain Human Rights Situation Deteriorated in Past Years
The European Union (EU) said that it “recognizes the challenges that Bahrain faces as well as the progress made with the establishment of a number of institutions designed to enhance the protection of human rights in the country.”