Jawad Fairooz: Authorities Seek to Consolidate Fake Democracy Leading to Legitimization of Tyranny
Former Bahraini MP and head of Salam Organization for Democracy and Human Rights, Jawad Fairooz, said in a press statement to Daraj website that "the authorities in Bahrain are systematically seeking to consolidate the fake democracy that leads to the legalization of tyranny and absolute monarchy."
Bu Keshma: Donkeys Created to be Ridden Not Elected
A poster containing a photo of donkeys with the words "Donkeys were created to be ridden, not elected" was widely circulated in Bahrain recently.
Ayatollah Qassim Asks Everyone to Stand against Sham Elections
Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim demanded that everyone should stand in the face of the upcoming elections which he dubbed a sham, describing them as false.
Can We Bet on Loyalists to Take Stance in Upcoming Elections?
The 2018 parliament has come to an end and become a thing of the past. The former Council only reaped popular discontent, as it approved the taxes the government wanted, agreed to deduct massive amounts from the Future Generations Reserve Fund, and voted in its last chapter on an unfair retirement law.
Right Group Calls for "Free and Fair" Elections in Bahrain
A Bahraini-American rights group has called on Bahrain to release political prisoners and allow independent monitors to observe the country's upcoming parliamentary elections in order to avoid a repeat of what it called a "sham" vote in 2018.
Six NGOs Call on UN Secretary-General to Help Foster Human Rights and Democracy in Bahrain
Six NGOs called on Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres to help foster human rights and democracy.
Next Century Foundation Stresses Bahrain's Need to Free, Inclusive Elections, Calls for Resuming Dialogue between Gov't and Opposition
The New Century Foundation stressed in a written statement to the UN Human Rights Council in the framework of the 18th session that holding of free and fair elections is essential, and this requires the participation of the opposition groups.
Bahrain and US Elections: Betting on a Losing Horse Again
Millions around the world are holding their breath until next Tuesday, the date the US elections will take place, which seems to be pivotal this time, in a heated race in which Democratic candidate Joe Biden has a (slight) advantage over White House candidate Donald Trump, whose numbers appear to be declining in most US polls.
2018: Election Bash, Political Isolation and Pseudo Female Presence
Parliamentary elections were held in Bahrain on November 24, 2018, the third since 2011 when mostly Shi'ite protesters took to the streets demanding democracy. The 2018 Executive Elections Committee said the total number of voters was over 365,000.
MP Ali Al-Asheeri Arrested after Summons for Community Service in Place of Prison Term
The Bahraini authorities arrested on Sunday (January 20, 2019) former MP Ali Al-Asheeri as he was checking with a police station.
Bahrain: Unabated Repression, HRW Says in Its 2019 World Report
Human Rights Watch issued its 2019 world report on human rights around the globe, in which it said that the Bahraini authorities continue repression in Bahrain through targeting dissidents and attacking freedom of expression and assembly.
King Hamad Extends Uncle’s Term, Longest-Serving PM in the World: Only Death Can Make a Change in Bahraini Regime
King Hamad bin Isa Al Kahlifa reassigned on Sunday (December 2, 2018) to his uncle Khalifa bin Salman the task of forming the government.
Al-Wefaq Society Deputy S-G: Second Round of Elections Set Up its Failure & Revealed Magnitude of Political Crisis
The deputy secretary general of Al-Wefaq Society, Sheikh Hussein Al-Daihi, commented on the second round of parliamentary and municipal elections, tweeting that “the second round of elections laid the foundation for failure and weakness in the so-called elections ‘play’ in Bahrain.”
Final Results of Parliamentary and Municipal Elections in Bahrain
The Minister of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments Khalid bin Ali Al Khalifa, announced the final results of the second round held on December 1.
Will the UK and US Push Bahrain Towards 4 More Dark Years?!
The two top Western allies, Britain and America, announced their support for comprehensive reconciliation in Bahrain, yet they are working against what they claim to support when they encouraged the legislative elections that took place last weekend, disregarding the statements made by international organizations describing the election environment as “oppressive”.
Al-Wefaq Calls for Boycotting Second Round of Elections
The National Islamic Al-Wefaq Society called on the people of Bahrain to boycott the second round of elections due to the massive implications of the illegitimacy of what would be the outcome of this “play” as described by Al-Wefaq.
Public Prosecution Refers Two Citizens to Trial over Receiving BD 12 Thousand from Qatar to Run for Parliamentary Elections
Advocate General Ahmed Al-Hammadi said that the Public Prosecution concluded its investigations about two Bahrainis who received money from abroad without authorization from the competent authority, in breach of the law. The High Criminal Court set a hearing on December 3.
Bahrain to Hold Run-off Vote for parliament on December 1
Bahrain will hold a second round of voting for 31 of 40 seats in parliament next week, the government said on Sunday, in an election from which opposition groups have been barred.
Member in German Parliament Dubs Bahraini Elections “Farce”
On Saturday 24 November, as the Government of Bahrain held the elections for the Consultative Council, the spokesman for foreign affairs of Germany’s Green Party, Omid Nouripour, issued a statement condemning the elections as unfree and unfair.
Al-Wefaq Announces Failure of Elections: 30% Turnout at Most, Int’l Community Should Respect Bahraini People’s Will
Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society declared in a press conference held by the Society's Deputy Secretary General, Sheikh Hussein Al-Daihi, on Saturday (November 24, 2018), that the parliamentary and municipal elections in Bahrain have failed miserably.