HR Group Writes to F1 on "Ongoing Concerns" over "Sportswashing"
A prominent human rights group has written to Formula One CEO Stefano Domenicali to raise serious concerns over what it claims is the sport's ongoing role in "sportswashing" ahead of the Bahrain Grand Prix.
Death Row Prisoner Mohammad Ramadan Pleads with Pope to Aid his Release
Death row inmate Mohammad Ramadan has urged Pope Francis to call for his release during the pontiff's visit to the Gulf state and to ask the king of Bahrain to release him and reunite him with him family and children.
Pope Urged to Talk of Human Rights, Political Prisoners, in Bahrain Visit: Reuters
Families of death row inmates in Bahrain appealed to Pope Francis on Monday to speak out against capital punishment and defend political prisoners during his trip to the Gulf state this week.
Bahrain: Torture Victims File Legal Complaint against Formula One
Najah Yusuf and Hajer Mansoor, who were allegedly tortured after protesting Formula One's Grand Prix in the kingdom, have filed a legal complaint against the company saying it has breached the human rights standards it pledged to follow, the Middle East Eye website reported.
HR Groups Demand British University to End Links with Bahraini Police Force
Politicians and human rights groups have renewed calls for the University of Huddersfield to end its relationship with the Bahrain security services.
UK Funding Bahrain Organisations Accused of Torture: The Telegraph
The British "The Telegraph" newspaper stated that the UK government has provided millions in funding to security services in Bahrain accused of serious human rights abuses including torture, according to a new report.
International Human Rights Report Documents Torture of 8 Detainees Sentenced to Death
A human rights report that documented the issuance of death sentences after torture and sham trials in Bahrain confirmed that court records of the Bahraini authorities show widespread human rights violations
Bahraini Prison Officer "Laughed" as Inmates Requested Help to Transfer over Tuberculosis Outbreak
An officer in Bahrain's Jaw prison laughed when inmates pleaded for an inmate with tuberculosis (TB) to be transferred for care this week, according to a recording of a detainee heard by Middle East Eye.
Fears of Tuberculosis Outbreak at Prison as Detainees Fall Ill
A Bahraini political prisoner with tuberculosis says he fears he will die soon if authorities withhold further medical care from him, as two other inmates say they have symptoms of the illness but have not been tested or treated.
Activists Protest in Front of Royal Windsor Horse Show Attended by King of Bahrain
Activists have condemned a visit by members of Bahrain's ruling family to the UK to attend the Royal Windsor Horse Show.
Formula 1 Renews Contract with Bahrain, Completely Ignores HR Violations
Sayed Ahmed Al-Wadaei, the director of advocacy for the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (Bird), has written a letter to F1 president and chief executive officer Stefano Domenicali following the decision to award the Bahrain race a new 15-year contract.
Bahrain Arbitrarily Detains 6 Children in Orphanage: HRW and BIRD
Bahrain authorities are detaining six boys, ages 14 and 15, in a child welfare facility, the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy and Human Rights Watch said today.
Bahrain: UK MPs to Debate Taxpayer Support as Political Prisoners Languish
British MPs concerned about UK support and funding for the government of Bahrain have secured a parliamentary debate on Thursday over political prisoners in the Gulf kingdom.
Two NGOs Demand Bahraini Authorities to Launch Investigation into Death of Inmate amid Reports of Medical Negligence
The Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) and Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) demanded the Bahraini authorities to launch an independent investigation into medical negligence that led to death of Bahraini prisoner Hasan Abdulnabi Mansoor.
Death Sentences Drastically Escalating, Families of Convicted Live in Fear: HR Report
"We don't know when we will wake up and hear my husband is going to be executed. He has lost all his appeals and his sentence is final. So we pray every single day that an execution will not take place," this is how Zainab, wife of one of the death convict detainees, expressed her fear over her husband's life.
Rights Groups Say Bahrain Police Beat Children and Threatened them with Rape- Reuters
Bahraini security forces have beaten children and threatened them with rape and electric shocks after detaining them in protest-related cases last month, the anniversary of a 2011 pro-democracy uprising, rights groups said on Wednesday.
Police in Bahrain Beat Children, Threaten them with Rape and Electric Shocks
Bahrain police beat children arrested in protest-related cases in February 2021 and threatened them with rape and electric shocks, the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) and Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday (March 10, 2021).
HRW, BIRD Call for Dropping Charges against Abdullah Al-Shamlawi
Bahraini authorities should not contest the appeal of Abdullah Al-Shamlawi, a lawyer, to vacate his conviction and eight-month prison sentence for tweets, Human Rights Watch and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy said.
BIRD Director Wins Index on Censorship's Freedom of Expression Award
Director of Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy, Sayed Ahmed Al-Wadaei, won, along with another activist, the Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression award, an annual award granted by the organization
HRW, BIRD Reveal New Torture Details of Two Death Row Convicts
Bahrain's authorities should overturn the death sentences following unfair trials against two men who say they were tortured, Human Rights Watch and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) said. The Court of Cassation, Bahrain's court of last resort, will issue the final verdict in the coming weeks.