Amnesty Int'l Calls on Saudi Arabia to Halt Execution of Bahrainis, Jaafar Sultan and Sadeq Thamer
Amnesty International called on the Saudi authorities not to ratify the death sentence issued against two Bahrainis, Jaafar Mohammad Sultan and Sadeq Majeed Thamer, to quash their conviction and re-try them in line with international fair trial standards.
Saudi Arabia Executes Yemeni, Two Saudi Shiites
The Saudi authorities executed Mohammed Abdulbaset Al-Muallami, Yemeni national, and two Saudi Shiite prisoners of conscience from Al-Qatif.
Saudi Executions: Real Face of the West and Mohammed bin Salman
The death penalty is not a punishment as much as it is an ultimatum, as it aims to create a state of terror closer to being a punishment than the state of guilt, and when its victims are dead, the smell of blood is used as a means of warning the living.
Saudi Arabia Puts 81 to Death, Including 41 Shiites, 7 Yemenis
Saudi authorities announced Saturday (March 12, 2022) that they executed 81 people in one day convicted of various crimes in the kingdom, which has one of the highest execution rates in the world. The number of deaths marks more than the total of 69 executions in all of 2021.
Saudi Authorities Execute Youth from Al-Qatif for Participating in Protests in 2011
The Saudi authorities executed a youth from Al-Qatif on Monday over charge of "destabilizing peace in the Kingdom".
Saudi Arabia Increases Executions in 2021 after 2020 Fall: Amnesty
Saudi Arabia ramped up executions in the first half of 2021 following a drop during its term as G20 president in 2020, Amnesty International said on Tuesday.
Saudi Authorities Execute Mostafa Al Darwish over Charge of "Disobeying the Guardianship"
The Saudi authorities executed on Tuesday (May 15, 2021) Mostafa Al Darwish over charge of "disobeying the guardianship", according to an official statement issued by the Interior Ministry.
Cassation Court Upholds 3-Year Jail Term against Two Defendants Accused of Burning Couch
The Court of Cassation upheld a 3-year jail term against a football player and another citizen over burning a couch at the highway entrance in Al-Ma'amir, aiming at disrupting the traffic and putting people's lives to danger, in protest against the execution of martyrs Ahmad Al-Malali and Ali Al-Arab.
HRW: Bahrain's Human Rights Watch Worsened in 2019
Bahrain's human rights record worsened in 2019, as the government carried out executions, convicted critics for peaceful expression, and threatened social media activists, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2020.
3-Year Jail Term Handed down to 2 Suspects over Burning Couch in Protest against Execution of Martyrs Al-Malali and Al-Arab
The High Criminal Court sentenced two suspects, in presence, to 3 years in jail over charge of burning a couch in Al-Ma'amir.
Saudi Arabia Executes Bahraini Accused of Smuggling Banned Pills
The Saudi Ministry of Interior said that it executed a Bahraini accused of smuggling banned pills in the eastern region.
Int’l Community's Support for Arab Dictatorships is Reason for Continued Killing and Repression: Former MP
Former Bahraini MP Ali Alaswad, commenting on the Bahraini authorities’ decision to execute Ali Al-Arab and Ahmad Al-Malali, said the official support of the international community for authoritarian and dictatorial governments in the Arab world is one of the reasons why there are ongoing repression, killings and displacement.
UN Rights Experts Urge Saudi Arabia to Halt Six Imminent Executions
United Nations human rights experts called on Saudi Arabia on Monday to halt the imminent execution of six men sentenced to death for activities related to the 2011 Arab Spring.
British Organization Calls for Putting More Pressure on Bahrain to Prevent Execution of 21 People
Britain's Reprieve called for signing a petition to prevent Bahrain from carrying out the death penalty on 21 people on death row, many of them political prisoners.
FIDH, BCHR Strongly Condemn Unprecedented Wave of Death Sentences in Bahrain
The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) strongly condemned what they called “an unprecedented wave of death sentences in Bahrain”.
Lawyer Ibrahim Serhan on Military Judiciary Verdicts: Death Sentences were not Expected for Alleged Crime of Attempted Murders
Ibrahim Serhan, legal advisor in Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, commented on the verdicts issued on Monday (25/12/2017) by the military judiciary in Bahrain saying “the lawyers did not expect the death sentences since the indictment list and the military prosecution adaptation also accepted by the high military court, i.e. assassination attempt charge, was only brought against the first defendant, while the rest of the defendants were accused of inciting and supporting the first suspect”.
Military Court Sentences 6 to Death, 7 Others to 7 Years in Jail over Plotting to Assassinate Marshal Khalifa
A Bahraini military court sentenced on Monday (December 25, 2017) 6 citizens to death, 15 years in prison and revoked their nationality in a case related to plotting to assassinate Bahrain Defence Force Commander-in-Chief field marshal Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa. The court also sentenced 7 others to seven years in jail and revoked their citizenship. Meanwhile, it acquitted 5 defendants.
Jaw Prison Administration Prevents Death Row Inmate from Visit for Shaking Hands with Another Detainee
Wife of death row inmate Mohammad Ramadan said that Jaw prison administration canceled a scheduled visit for her husband on Sunday (October 29, 2017), after he shook hands with one of the detainees inside prison whom he hasn’t seen for about 3 months.
Reuters: Lawyers Accuse UK-Backed Bahrain Watchdogs over Torture Inquiry
A group of British human rights lawyers have accused Bahraini oversight bodies funded by Britain’s government of violating international law by allegedly failing to investigate torture allegations against two inmates on death row.
Top Saudi Appeals Court Upholds Death Sentences of 14 Shi'ites
Saudi Arabia's top court has upheld the death sentences of 14 men convicted of armed attacks, all of them from the Sunni-ruled kingdom's Shi'ite Muslim minority, a local newspaper reported on Thursday.