HRW Says Ombudsman's Annual Report Lacks Transparency & Underscores Serious Inadequacy of Bahrain's Efforts to End Torture
Human Rights Watch condemned third annual report issued by Bahraini Ombudsman Office, stressing it lacks transparency.
Judge Orders Release of Zainab Al-Khawaja, Family Confirms her Release
Judge ordered suspension of sentence against Zeinab Al-Khawaja due to her...
Ombudsman: Zainab Al-Khawaja Handed Baby to her Husband Wednesday Night
Ombudsman said the the last time Zainab Al-Khawaja handed her baby over took place on May 25, 2016.
Rayhana Al-Mosawi Responds to Public Security Chief: I Already Filed Complaint to Ombudsman in 2013
The recently released detainee Rayhana Al-Mosawi, in response to Bahrain's Chief of Public Security Tariq Al-Hassan who doubted the statements she made in an interview with Bahrain Mirror, said: "What I have mentioned has been already filed as a complaint in May 2013 to the Ombudsman and I have a copy of this complaint."
Bahrain’s Ombudsman Launches Investigation into Case of “Woman Sexually Assaulted in CID”
The Bahraini office of Ombudsman said in a statement that it followed “the allegations published lately on some websites that an unknown woman was sexually assaulted in one of the Ministry of Interior’s administration offices.”
The Guardian: Bahraini Ombudsman Funded by British Taxpayers Fails to Fulfill Duties
The UK-based Guardian newspaper stated that the “British taxpayers are paying millions to fund a police watchdog in Bahrain that has failed to investigate torture claims in the case of a man who has been sentenced to death.”
Al-Halwachi Family Files Complaint about Insect Infestation in Dry Dock Prison
The family of detainee Khalil Al-Halwachi filed a complaint to the Bahrain Ombudsman Office regarding the infestation of insects, especially cockroaches in the pre-trial detention center at Dry Dock Prison.
British MP on Hasan Mushaima’s Health Condition: We Encourage Detainees to Report to Ombudsman
British Minister for the Middle East and North Africa, Tobias Ellwood, called on all those with concerns about mistreatment in Bahraini prisons to directly report to the Ombudsman office in the Bahraini capital Manama.
Bahrain Ombudsman: Complaints Increased by 375% Mostly Filed by Jaw Prison Detainees
Bahrain Mirror: Director of the Correctional and Detention Centers Control Directorate at the Ombudsman’s General Secretariat in Bahrain, Hamad Taqi, said that the general secretariat received 128 complaints and 589 help requests in the period between May 1, 2014 and April 30, 2015.