Salman Al Khalifa Announces Bid For New Term for AFC
Asia's football chief announced his bid for a third term in office on Wednesday, days after backing FIFA boss Gianni Infantino for a fresh mandate.Salman, who has led the Asian Football Confederation since 2013, said he would stand for a new term at the AFC Congress in his home country of Bahrain next February.
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.
HRW Director Writes: F1 and "Racing to Repression in Bahrain"
Human Rights Watch published on its website an article to Minky Worden, Director of Global Initiatives, in which she criticized holding Formula One race in Bahrain amid ignorance of blatant human rights violations in Bahrain, which some of them are related to the same sport.
Bahrainis Face New System of Repression which Saudi Ambassador Take Part in: Baqer Darwish
President of Bahrain Forum for Human Rights Baqer Darwish commented on a report published by Bahrain Mirror regarding the interference of Saudi ambassador in supporting the treason campaign and calling for oppressing Bahrainis who expressed their views on the dire situation in their country and their criticism on bringing teachers from Saudi Arabia instead of hiring Bahraini unemployed teachers.
Refugee Footballer Hakeem Al-Araibi Urges Bahrain F1 Boycott if Activist Najah Yousif Doesn’t Walk Free
Refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi has urged Formula One fans to boycott this year's Grand Prix in Bahrain to protest human rights abuses, claiming he still feels threatened by authorities in his homeland, according to AFP.
Ashura 2018: Multiple Arrests of Preachers, Eulogy Reciters, Mourners and Obsequies’ Organizers
Arrests continued over the 10 days of commemoration. Many Ahura participants, preachers, eulogy reciters and organizers were arrested.
Bahrain Uses British-Made Handcuffs to Shackle Prisoners in Jaw Prison: Morning Star Newspaper
The Morning Star newspaper mentioned that a British handcuff manufacturer in Birmingham is being accused of "fuelling oppression" in Bahrain over allegations that its products are being used to restrain political prisoners at a notorious Bahraini jail.
Recorded Phone Call between Mushaima and his Son: Harassing Us May Be "Orders from Above"
The prominent Bahraini imprisoned dissident Hasan Mushaima said in a phone call he made with his son Ali Mushaima, on Sunday (August 19, 2018), that orders to harass him and harass political prisoners started with the appointment of the new prison administration and that he believes that these orders are from “orders from above”, in a reference to the senior leaders in the authority.
Irish Parliament Member Expresses Grave Concern over Health Situation of Prominent Bahraini Dissident Hasan Mushaima
Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs of political Irish party Sinn Féin said he is "deeply concerned" and "alarmed" by reports that Bahraini opposition leader Hasan Mushaima is being mistreated in prison.
Transparency International Says Bahrain is Example of “Corrupt and Repressive Regimes” Supported by Parliamentarians and House of Lords in UK
A report issued by Transparency International UK said that Bahrain is one of many corrupt and repressive regimes that has been supported by parliamentarians and House of Lords in the United Kingdom.
UN Rights Experts Tell Bahrain to Halt Crackdown on Activists and Free Speech- Reuters
United Nations human rights experts called on Bahrain on Thursday to end the repression of activists, restrictions on freedom of expression and discrimination against women.
UK PR Company Helped Bahrain Target Dissidents on Social Media Outlets for $3-Million Annual Contract (US Magazine)
The American “The New Yorker” magazine published an extensive investigation on a PR British company that used to provide services to Bahraini and other oppressive governments to internationally whitewash their reputation.
Detention of Zainab Maki Renewed for 15 Days Pending Investigation
The Bahraini authorities renewed on Wednesday (March 28, 201) the detention of Zainab Maki for 15 days pending investigation.
HRW: Minister of Interior Threatens Online Crackdown
Human Rights Watch said that Bahrain’s interior minister has threatened to crackdown on dissidents and activists who criticize the government online.
Special Rapporteur Documents for HRC Systematic Oppression Campaign against Opposition and HR Activists in Bahrain
The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders Michel Forst expressed serious concerns regarding the wider context of a general crackdown and mounting pressure exerted on human rights defenders in Bahrain. The special rapporteur also expressed his concern over prosecution, punishment and intimidation of human rights defenders.
Nabeel Rajab Trial Mockery of Justice, Verdict against him “Surrealistic”
The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of FIDH and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), said in a joint statement that the verdict issued against prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab is “surrealistic”, and that it came after a trial that was by itself a mockery of justice.
Reuters: Amnesty Accuses Bahrain of Crushing Opposition
Bahrain’s government has crushed dissent and violently cracked down on protests in the past year, Amnesty International said on Thursday, and it accused Britain and the United States in particular of turning a blind eye to its abuses.
Tehran Says Manama’s Claims are Baseless and Ridiculous, Advises Authorities to Abandon Oppression & Efforts to Divert Popular Protests
Spokesman for Iranian Foreign Ministry Bahram Ghasemi deemed claims raised by Bahrain against Iran “as baseless and ridiculous,” calling on the Bahraini authorities to abandon oppression.
Jaw Prison Police Attack Prisoners in Building 14 for Practicing Shiite Religious Rituals
Activists on social media said that Jaw Prison police attacked on Tuesday night (August 22, 2017) detainees in building 14 and transferred some of them to solitary confinement for practicing Shiite religious rituals.
Index on Censorship: Bahraini Authorities Oppress Activists and their Families
Index on Censorship said in an article on its website that human rights defenders often confront obstacles that make their work difficult. The organization indicated that the families of activists suffer along with their loved ones and are often targeted with official harassment: detention, loss of employment, beatings and harassment. Each case is an individual story of a struggle for freedom.