Detainee Hajar Mansour: I feel Suffocated
Detainee Hajar Mansour replied with tears when she was asked about her condition in an audio recording from prison. Hajar is no longer able to express her situation but with describing it as "suffocating". She repeated her statement with tears. Within less than one minute of the recorded audio, Hajar reiterated the word "suffocated" eight times, perhaps she thought saying it one time doesn't express the situation she is suffering from.
Activists Condemn "Toxic" Security Relationship between Bahrain and Britain
An Arab Spring activist has slammed Britain's "toxic" security relationship with Bahrain after it emerged that the head of the Gulf dictatorship's military has been attending high-level talks in London.
Human Rights Groups: Bahrain Cycling Team Participation in France Race is a Front to Whitewash Bahrain’s Image
Bahrain Cycling Team (Bahrain-Merida) has denied allegations that its participation in the Tour de France aims to polish the image of Bahrain in the world through sport, claiming that they are ill-targeted and illogical because the team is completely distinct and separate from the Bahraini government..
Major Opposition Figures not among those Given back Bahraini Citizenship: Reuters
Major opposition and activist figures who were stripped of Bahraini citizenship are not among hundreds of people whose nationality will be restored under an amnesty announced last week, a Reuters review of the list shows.
HR Activists and Organizations Call on UK Government to Support Al-Wadaei and his Family
NGO representatives, lawyers and a cross-party group of parliamentarians called on the British government to act in defence of the UK-based human rights activist.
Human Rights Campaigners "Upset" by David Beckham's Visit to Bahrain GP
Campaigners for democracy and human rights in Bahrain have criticised David Beckham and other British celebrities for attending Sunday's Formula One race in the Gulf state.
Human Rights Groups Urge F1 to Act over Jailed Bahraini Activist Najah Yousif
Small-scale protests against the Bahrain Grand Prix are expected across the country this weekend, according to the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (Bird), with the mass demonstrations that characterized the 2011 and 2012 meetings not likely to be repeated due to the climate of fear and crackdowns that now precede Formula One races in Bahrain.
Bahrain Embassy in London Replies to "Daily Mail" Report: Mariam Al-Bardoli "High-Regarded Professional Woman"
The Bahrain Embassy in London described what came in the British Daily Mail newspaper on director of Isa Town jail in Bahrain Lieutenant colonel Mariam Al-Bardoli as false claims and requested that the article be removed and an apology issued.
House of Lords Member: Drivers Like Hamilton May Have to Consider Boycotting F1 Race in Bahrain in Protest against Najah Yousif's Arrest
Formula One bosses have been accused of turning a "blind eye" to the plight of a woman jailed after protesting against the Bahrain Grand Prix, the American Sky News website said.
HR Groups Accuse F1 of "Turning Blind Eye" over Bahraini Activist's Jailing in Bahrain
Formula One has been accused of "looking the other way" by human rights groups in the case of an activist who was beaten, sexually abused and jailed for protesting against the Bahrain Grand Prix.
HR Groups Urge UN to Seek Australia-Based Hakeem Al-Araibi's Freedom from Thai Jail
Supporters of the Australia-based refugee Hakeem al-Araibi have petitioned the United Nations to seek the young footballer’s freedom from a Thai jail cell, where he awaits extradition to Bahrain over a conviction he says is politically motivated, reported the Guardian.
Former Thai FM: No Reason to Detain Hakeem Al-Araibi
A former Thai foreign minister and veteran diplomat has urged his government to free the refugee footballer Hakeem Al-Araibi from detention and halt the extradition process to Bahrain, reported WAtoday newspaper.
British Newspaper: Royal Windsor Horse Show Faces Accusation for Being Funded by Bahrain
The Guardian newspaper said that The UK’s largest outdoor horse show, which is patronized by the Queen, faces accusations that it is being used by the Bahraini royal family to distract from human rights abuses.
Jaw Prisoner Ali Haji Calls on British Foreign Office to Take Action for Him
The Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) sent a letter to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the British Government on behalf of Bahraini political prisoner Ali Haji, based on a statement Haji had sent to the BIRD earlier this month.
HRW: Bahrain Intent on Earning Honor of Leading Region in Stripping Citizenship
Bahraini authorities should restore citizenship to hundreds of nationals whose citizenship they revoked through executive orders or court decisions since 2012, rendering most of them stateless, Human Rights Watch said today.
Health of Al-Singace Deteriorates, Prison Administration Refuses to Transfer him to Hospital
A human rights organization revealed that the health of the detained political prisoner Abduljalil Al-Singace, one of the opposition figures accused of leading 2011 protests, deteriorated.
Alistair Burt Ignores Harsh Conditions Political Prisoners Live in Bahrain, Whitewashes Ombudsman’s Image
UK Minister of State for the Middle East and North Africa, Alistair Burt, said that the UK government monitors events in Bahrain closely.
2-Month Jail Term in Absentia Handed down to Al-Wadaei’s Wife over “Insulting Officer” Case
A Bahraini court issued on Wednesday (March 21, 2018) 2-months jail term in absentia against Duaa Al-Wadaei, wife of the Director of the UK-based Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei, over “insulting an officer”.
BIRD: Sheikh Isa Qassim’s Health in Contiguous Deterioration, High Risk on His Life
The London-based Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) condemned the arbitrary treatment of highest religious authority in country Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim.
HRW Deems Sentence against Al-Wadaie’s Family “Collective Punishment”
Human Rights Watch (HRW) condemned on Monday (October 30, 2017) the sentence against three relatives of Bahraini activist, and described it as “collective punishment”.