Ali Alaswad: European Parliament Calls on Bahraini Authorities to Carry out Urgent Reforms
Ten years following the eruption of the peaceful uprising in Bahrain, the European Parliament offers a chance to resolve the crisis and the opposition is adopting it, but will the authorities in Manama take this opportunity? Perhaps there are other questions, but the major question remains: Will the international community be able to make real sustainable change? This is the most significant issue worthy of attention at the moment by both the authorities and the opposition.
After Security Check up, Janahi Says: We Turned into Security State that Practices Revenge against Members of Dissolved Societies
Abdullah Janahi, leader in the dissolved Wa'ad society, said the measures of security check up on candidates of the boards of civil society in Bahrain represents the "McCarthyism of revenge in Bahrain", adding that "we turned from a civil state into a security state."
Cassation Court Upholds 6-Month Jail Term against Ibrahim Sharif with Suspension of Verdict
The Cassation Court upheld a 6-month prison term against former Secretary-General of Wa'ad Ibrahim Shairf with the suspension of verdict to 3 years over charge of insulting the ousted Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir.
AFP: Bahrain Opposition Figure Sentenced for Insulting Sudan's Bashir
Bahrain on Wednesday sentenced a liberal opposition figure to six months in jail for tweeting criticsm of Sudan's president who has been facing protests against his rule, rights groups said.
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.
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.
Al-Wefaq Deputy S-G: Wa'ad Society will Remain Present, Regime Will Continue to Uproot Every Opposing Voice
The deputy secretary general of Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, Sheikh Hussein Al-Daihi, said that "dissolving and uprooting Wa'd Society is neither new nor surprising to everyone who understands the mentality of the regime in Bahrain. The regime’s plan is eradication and crushing of anyone who says a word that bothers it.”
Amnesty Int’l: Dissolution of Wa’ad Society Shows How Bahrain Resorts to Crushing Dissent
Amnesty International considered that Bahrain’s dissolution of the country’s opposition Wa’ad Society shows that Bahraini authorities are resorting to all means to crush dissent.
Al-Wefaq Condemns Cassation Court Upholding Wa’ad Dissolution, Stresses Wa’ad Presence Rooted in Bahrain
The Al-Wefaq National Isalmic Society condemned the verdict issued by the cassation court in Bahrain upholding Wa'ad dissolution.
Washington Welcomes Successful First Round of Voting in Bahrain
State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert welcomed what she called “successful first round of voting in Bahrain's parliamentary and municipal elections.”
Bahraini Charged over Tweet on Upcoming Elections: AFP
Bahrain's public prosecutor on Tuesday detained and charged a man for a tweet saying he would boycott elections this month, with a rights group identifying him as a former lawmaker.
Deputy Secretary-General of Al-Menbar Attacks Bahraini FM for Praising Israeli PM
Deputy Secretary-General of Al-Menbar Islamic Society, political arm for Muslim Brotherhood, Nasser Al-Fadala addressed the Bahraini Minister of Foreign Affairs saying “if someone other than you said these words, we would have demanded to put him under law of “sympathizing” with enemies of nation.
Opposition Society Cancels Seminar after Justice Ministry Pressure to Prevent Ibrahim Sharif’s Participation
The Nationalist Democratic Assembly announced the cancellation of a seminar after pressure from the Bahraini Ministry of Justice and Islamic Affairs, which demanded preventing opposition leader Ibrahim Sharif’s participation in the event.
Ibrahim Bahr Candidacy Rejected over Affiliation to Opposition Wa'ad Society
Artist Ibrahim Bahr said that the Northern Governorate Supervisory Committee rejected his nomination papers because he belonged to the opposition Wa'ad Society, which was dissolved by the authorities.
Wa’ad Describes Justice Ministry Accusations as “Sent”, Calls to Stop its Trial
The National Democratic Action Society (Wa'ad) said that the Justice Ministry’s lawsuit against it is “sent accusations in an attempt to target Wa’ad” and incriminate it in fabricated cases.
Wa’ad Society Says Interior Ministry Banned it from Holding Seminars without Official Approval
The National Democratic Action Society (Wa’ad) expressed its deep regret and surprise at the security measures taken by the Ministry of the Interior towards it, describing it as a "a strange move that steers far away from the general political course."
Ibrahim Sharif Warns: Bahrain might Face Financial Crisis Similar to Greece
The prominent dissident Ibrahim Sharif warned on Wednesday (October 11, 2017) that Bahrain might face financial crisis similar to that witnessed in Greece in 2010, calling to take measures to confront the increase in governmental debt.
Activist Farida Ghulam Summoned for Interrogation Tomorrow
The security authorities summoned central committee member in National Democratic Action Society Wa'ad Society, Farida Ghulam, for interrogation tomorrow (Wednesday, September 20, 2017).
Former Wa'ad Society Secretary-General Radhi Al-Mousawi Banned from Travel this Morning
Bahraini authorities banned former Secretary-General of Wa'ad Society, Radhi Al-Mousawi, from travelling while he was heading to the airport this morning on Sunday.
MoI Says It Banned Law-Violating Assembly Not Close "Wa'ad" Headquarter
The Bahraini Ministry of Interior (MoI) denied to have closed the headquarters of National Democratic Action Society (Wa'ad), claiming that what is conducted last May 31, was a ban of a "law-violating assembly".