Al-Wefaq: Execution Will Have Serious Repercussions on Country's Future Political Stability
The National Islamic Society Al-Wefaq called on the international community to take a stance against the recent development in Bahrain, in reference to the Bahraini authorities' intention to execute three of its citizens.
HRW 2017 World Report: Bahrain, Accelerated Repression Jeopardizes Activists
Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in its 2017 World Report that “Bahrain stepped up its repression of activists and government critics during 2016”.
Freedom House: Bahrain: Spy Agency Regains Arrest Powers
In response to the Bahrain government's decision to restore the authority of the domestic intelligence service, the National Security Agency, to make arrests, Freedom House issued a statement on its website.
The Independent: British Mother Jailed in Bahrain "After Husband Accused her of Adultery"
UK's The Independent reported that "A British mother [Hannah James] was jailed in Bahrain after her husband accused her of adultery, her family has claimed."
MoI: Jaw Prison Guard’s Collusion led to Prisoners’ Escape
Bahrain’s Interior Ministry said that it discovered some circumstances regarding the escape of 10 detainees from Jaw prison on January 1, 2017, indicating that some of the prison guards affiliated to the Interior Ministry were involved in helping prisoners escape.
Amnesty: Al-Samahiji Was a Prisoner of Conscience, We Will Continue to Monitor his Situation
Human rights watchdog Amnesty International said in a report (January 5, 2016) that Bahraini activist Dr Saeed Al-Samahiji has been released after completing his one-year prison sentence.
Child Abbas Al-Khabbaz Passes Away Due to Bahraini Regime’s Negligence
On December 14, 2016, Bahraini 4-year-old Abbas, son of detainee Mohammad Al-Khabbaz, passed away. This comes after Bahraini authorities refused to issue a passport for him, allowing him to receive medical treatment abroad.
Meet Ali Al-Nuaimi: Minister’s Son Who Left Work for 7 Months, Returned with PhD
Human rights sources say employee at National Institute for Human Rights was absent for 7 months and paid over 17,000 dinars in salary form despite his absence.
BCHR Documents 22 Arbitrary Arrests within One Week, including 5 Children
The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) recorded 22 arbitrary arrests, including 5 children between 12-18 December, adding that none of the arrested was released.
AFP: Bahrain Adjourns Trial of Opposition Leader
A Manama court on Thursday adjourned the trial of Bahraini opposition leader and rights activist Nabeel Rajab for a fourth time and rejected calls for his release, judicial sources said.
Family Receives Short Call from Sayed Alawi, Interrupted When Asked about Charges
The family of detainee, Sayed Alawi al-Moussawi, said (Wednesday December 14, 2016) that it received a short phone call from him, adding that the call was interrupted when they asked him about the charges behind his interrogation.
Authorities Release Activist Ghada Jamsheer, Replace Her Prison Term with Social Work
The Bahraini authorities released the women’s rights activist Ghada Jamsheer on Monday (December 12, 2016) after she was arrested in August while leaving the country through Bahrain’s International Airport.
AP: Rights Groups Blast Sentence against Bahrain Opposition Leader
The Associated Press (AP) reported on Monday that “Human rights groups are sharply criticizing a Bahraini appeal court's ruling upholding a nine-year prison sentence against the country's leading Shiite opposition figure [Sheikh Ali Salman].”
Amnesty: Sheikh Salman’s Verdict Arbitrary, Authorities Must Order his Immediate, Unconditional Release
Amnesty International (AI) issued a statement on its website, in which it condemned the 9-year prison verdict issued Monday against Bahraini opposition leader, Sheikh Ali Salman.
Zainab Al-Khawaja: “Jaw” Novel, A Story of Resilience
This book comes to you from behind prison walls in Bahrain. It is not the story of someone who was once in prison, it is the voice of someone who still is.
Appeals Court Issues One-Year Jail Term against Defendant over Assembly Case in Dar Kuliab
The high appeals court amended the First Instance Court's verdict against an appellant, commuting his 3-year jail term to one only over assembly case.
Bahrain Arrests Employee from Al-Araby Al-Jadeed Channel that has Close Ties with Qatar
Information revealed that the Bahraini authorities arrested on Tuesday (December 6, 2016) an employee who works for the London-based news channel, Al Araby Al-Jadeed, with links to Azmi Bishara who has close ties with Qatar.
Bahrain Bans Qatari Al-Jazeera Channel from Covering Gulf Summit in Manama
The Qatari Al-Jazeera channel announced on Tuesday (December 6, 2016) that the Bahraini authorities prevented its staff from covering the Gulf summit hosted by Manama.
Appeals Court Upholds Jail Sentences & Stripping Nationalities of 5 Accused of Establishing February 14 Group
Bahrain’s Appeals Court upheld verdict imprisoning and revoking citizenships of 5 dissidents accused of establishing February 14 organization.
Tightened Security Measures in Bahrain on the Eve GCC Summit
Bahrain’s security authorities started to tighten the measures on the eve of the GCC summit to be held in Bahrain that is witnessing daily protests demanding democratic transition.