2019 Roundup: Citizenship Restored to Hundreds of Bahrainis, Legal Amendments Withdraw from Judiciary Power to Revoke Citizenship
Unlike 2018, 2019 ended with imposing limits on the judiciary's power to revoke citizenships and halting their drive to strip hundreds of dissidents of their nationality under the pretext of terrorism. In 2019, the citizenships of more than 50% of people were restored.
UN HR Commissioner Deeply Concerned by Mass Terrorism Convictions in Bahrain
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet expressed on Thursday (April 18, 2019) alarm at a court decision in Bahrain that revoked the nationalities of 138 people after a mass trial.
Bahrain Mass Trial Raises Deep Concern: UN Rights Chief
United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Thursday she was concerned that a Bahrain mass trial that revoked the nationality of 138 people this week had not met international fair trial standards.
Amnesty: Revoking Citizenship of 138 Bahrainis "A Mockery of Justice"
Amnesty International said that a Bahraini court sentenced 139 people to jail on and revoked their citizenships over terrorism related charges, noting that these verdicts were issued after an unfair mass trial.
Afghani-Origin Judge Revokes Citizenship of 138 Bahrainis, Issues Life Sentences against 69 in Case Known as "Hezbollah"
In the largest citizenship revocation sentence which can be issued by any regime in the world, not to mention the size of Bahrain's population, the high criminal court revoked today (April 16, 2019) the citizenships of 138 Bahrainis and sentenced 139 others to life in prison over a case known as "Hezbollah".
For 3rd Year in a Row, My Mother will Celebrate her Birthday from a Prison Cell in Bahrain: Duaa Alwadaei
Today is my mother’s birthday. Like every mother, she would love to spend it surrounded by her family and friends. However, for the third year running, my mother will spend her birthday in a cell in Bahrain’s notorious Isa Town Prison, in which she is confined for 23 hours a day, said Duaa Alwadaei.
Manama Insults Dutch Diplomacy, Story of Refugee Ali Al-Shuwaikh
On October 20, 2018, a plane coming from the Netherlands landed in Bahrain. Dutch security men handed a Bahraini man named Ali Al-Shuwaikh on to the Bahrain state security apparatus, who were eagerly waiting for him.
HRW: Global Sports Groups New Human Rights Ally in Bahrain?
For the last eight years, the Bahraini authorities have carried out an unrelenting campaign of repression against demonstrators, opposition leaders, peaceful critics, and human rights defenders, said Aya Majzoub in a report on the eighth anniversary of the Bahraini Uprising.
Amnesty Int’l: Bahrain’s Harsh Sentences Continuation of Post-Elections Escalating Crackdown
Amnesty International Bahrain has commented on the harsh sentences handed down by the courts in Bahrain recently, stating that they represent "the continuation of the post-elections escalating crackdown in Bahrain by stripping 32 people of their nationality."
Freedom House: Bahrain Continues to Strip Shiite Dissidents of Citizenship
Bahrain’s level of freedom continued to deteriorate according to the index of political rights and civil liberties that Freedom House uses to determine the freedom status of countries across the world. For the seventh consecutive year, Freedom House has classified Bahrain as “Not Free”.
Local Paper: 245 Bahrainis Stripped of their Citizenships since 2011
Bahrain Mirror: The local Bahraini Al-Wasat newspaper said that the number of Bahrainis whose citizenships were revoked by the end of 2015 reached 245, mostly over political issues.