On Day of Sheikh Isa Qassim’s Trial Diraz Witnesses Intensified Security Measures
Bahraini village of Diraz witnessed intensified security measures since early hours of Sunday morning (December 4, 2016).
Photos: Authorities Tighten Security Siege on Diraz, Ban Shia from Performing Largest Friday Prayer
Social media activists published on Friday (December 2, 2016) photos showing tightening of the security siege that has been imposed on Diraz since months.
BFHR: Verdict Issued against Journalist Faisal Hayyat Reflects Deterioration in Press Freedoms
Bahrain Forum for Human Rights (BFHR) said that 3-month jail term issued against Bahraini journalist Faisal Hayyat over a tweet he published his Twitter account “reflects deterioration in press freedoms”.
AFP: Bahrain Jails Journalist over Tweet
A Bahraini court has jailed a journalist for three months over a tweet deemed insulting to religion, Reporters Without Borders said Wednesday.
Front Line Defenders Condemns Harassment against HR Defenders, Calls to Release Saeed Al-Samahiji
Front Line Defenders condemned in a statement it published on its website the recent judicial harassment against human rights defenders in Bahrain and all travel bans being imposed against defenders in Bahrain. The organization said it believes “that such acts are solely motivated by their peaceful and legitimate activities in the defence of human rights in Bahrain.”
Journalist Faisal Hayyat Receives 3-Month Jail Term over Tweet
Bahrain's court sentenced on Tuesday (November 29, 2016) journalist Faisal Hayyat to 3 months in prison.
Short Call from Detainee Sayed Alawi Al-Musawi…His Family Says He Seems Exhausted from Torture
Family of detainee Sayed Alawi Al-Musawi said that it received on Sunday (November 27, 2016) night a call from him stating that he is at the Criminal Investigation Department, which refutes the narrative of the National Institution for Human Rights about him being found in the Pre-Detention center in Dry Dock Prison.
Appeal: 5-Year Prison Sentence against Defendant Charged with “Assembly” in Manama
The Supreme Court of Appeals supported a 5-year prison sentence against an appellant.
Six Life Sentences against Defendants Charged with Attempting to Bomb Town
A Bahraini court ruled life imprisonment sentences against 6 Shiite citizens, whom it accused of attempting to bomb the town of Maamir, southeast of Manama.
Britain Expresses Concern over Charges Raised against Ebrahim Sharif
The British Foreign Office raised concerns with Bahraini government over arrest of prominent Bahraini dissenter, Ebrahim Sharif.
Public Prosecution Summons Deputy Head of Bahraini Nursing Society for Questioning Tomorrow
Deputy Head of dissolved Bahraini Nursing Society, Ibrahim al-Damistani, said that he received a call to be present at the Public Prosecutions tomorrow for questioning.
Bahraini Public Prosecution Accuses Ebrahim Sharif of “Inciting Hatred” against the Regime
Public Prosecution raised charges of “inciting hatred and contempt against the regime” against prominent Bahraini opposition figure Ebrahim Sharif on Sunday.
Enas Oun Leaves Interrogation over Charges of “Assembly,” Al-Saffar Summoned for Questioning
Bahraini Public Prosecution summoned HR activist Ahmad Al-Saffar for questioning, while activist Enas Oun left the interrogation unit.
Bahrain Airport Authorities Ban Activist Fatima al-Halwaji from Leaving the Country
The Bahrain Airport authorities banned deputy Secretary General of the European-Bahraini Organization for Human Rights, Fatima al-Halwaji, from leaving the country.
Sheikh Mirza Al-Mahrous’s Aunt Dies, After Authorities Rejected His Request to Visit Her in ICU
The aunt of detained Sheikh Mirza al-Mahrous died, after authorities did not allow him to visit her in the hospital.
Bahraini Authorities Cancel a Detainee's Housing Request
The family of detainee Ali Youssef Mohammad said that the Bahraini authorities canceled his housing request, and suspended the bonus on living expenses of his wife and three children.
“Bahrain Forum” Condemns Constant Prevention of Shiites Performing Friday Prayers
Bahrain Forum for Human Rights said that the constant official prevention imposed by Bahraini authorities against the Shiite citizens’ right to perform their Friday prayer rituals.
Sheikh Hani al-Banaa Released, Put under House Arrest
The Bahraini authorities released on Thursday Sheikh Hani al-Banaa, provided he stays under guaranteed house arrest.
Journalist Faisal Hayyat’s Trial Adjourned Until Nov. 29
Bahrain’s minor criminal court adjourned on Wednesday (November 2, 2016) the case of Bahraini Journalist Faisal Hayyat until November 29 to issue the verdict against him.
Reuters: Bahrain Blocks Exit of Activist's Wife, Son, Rights Groups Say
Bahrain authorities prevented the wife of a Bahraini dissident and their infant son, a U.S. citizen, from boarding a flight to London after he staged a protest against a visit by the Gulf state's king to Britain, human rights groups said.