Amnesty: Bahrain's Upcoming Elections Held amidst Political Repression, Rights Violations
Bahrain's parliamentary elections are being held in an environment of political repression following a decade in which the authorities have infringed upon human rights, curtailed civil society, banned political opposition parties and shuttered independent media, Amnesty said.
Defense One: The US Must Tell Bahrain’s Rulers: It’s Time to Reform
Article published on the Defense One website said that “it’s time for the Trump administration to tell the Bahraini ruling family to ease off.”
Al-Wefaq on 7th February 14 Anniversary: We Believe in Political Resolution, Can Achieve another 98.4%
Marking seventh anniversary of the February 14, 2011 movement, Bahrain's Al-Wefaq Society said they managed as Bahrainis to “achieve 98.4% with our strong will, and we still have the same energy to carry on,” referring to the anniversary of the vote on the National Action Charter on February 14, 2001.
Wa’ad Affirms Legal Position, Says Dissolution Leads to Abortion of Public Political Action in Bahrain
The National Democratic Action Society, Wa’ad, regretted the decision by High Administrative Civil Court issued May 31, 2017, ruling the dissolution of the society and the liquidation of its assets.
Index on Censorship: Adam Nabeel Rajab talks about his Father's "Unbreakable Spirit"
Adam Rajab, the son of the prominent Bahraini human rights activist, says his father "is sacrificing himself to see a country which respects human rights", he said in an interview with Index on Censorship.
Sheikh Maytham Al-Salman: Gov’t Seeks Alternative Obedient Political, Civil Society
Bahraini human rights defender of religious freedoms Sheikh Maytham al-Salman, believed that the Bahraini government is seeking the formation of an alternative political and civil society, obedient to it.
Sheikh Maytham Al-Salman to RFI: Once I Set Foot in Bahrain, Authorities would Ban my Travel if not Arrest Me
In an interview with Radio France Internationale (RFI), Sheikh Maytham Al-Salman noted that meeting with other religious clerics who call for dialogue and respect for political rights is becoming more difficult in Bahrain. He clarified that the Bahraini authorities are banning all forms of civil activities.
UK Rights Group Urges Queen Elizabeth to Tackle Bahrain King on Repression
British rights activists have called on the queen to protest against rising repression, torture and executions in Bahrain when she meets the Gulf state's king in the UK on Friday, according to Middle East Eye website.
10 Human Rights Organizations Address Bahrain: End Degrading Treatment of Activists
A Coalition of 10 human rights organizations, including Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a statement Sunday (April 30, 2017) stressed that “Bahraini authorities’ treatment of wrongfully imprisoned detainees violates international standards on prisoner treatment and in some cases may constitute cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment.”
Bahrain Stands before UNHRC UPR Monday
The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the Human Rights file in Bahrain will kick off Monday (May 1, 2017) at the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva
Amnesty International: Bahrain, Fears of Further Violent Crackdown on Uprising Anniversary
Authorities in Bahrain must refrain from using excessive force against protesters, Amnesty International urged as mass protests are under way on 14 February, to mark the sixth anniversary of the 2011 uprising.
PHOTOS: Bahrainis Break Fear with Mass Protests on the Eve of February 14 Revolution’s Anniversary
Angry demonstrations took to the streets of various Bahraini areas, on the eve of the February 14 revolution’s 6th anniversary.
PHOTOS: Regime Forces & Protesters Clash at Night Rallies Condemning Execution of 3 Dissidents
Protesters clashed (Monday January 16, 2017) with Bahraini regime forces in various areas in Bahrain. Regime forces shot scattergun bullets and teargas canisters to disperse the crowds protesting the execution of three Bahraini opposition activists.
HRW 2017 World Report: Bahrain, Accelerated Repression Jeopardizes Activists
Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in its 2017 World Report that “Bahrain stepped up its repression of activists and government critics during 2016”.
UK Slammed Over Outrageous Secrecy of Saudi, Bahraini Police Training Programs
Human rights campaigners at Reprieve have accused the UK government of “outrageous” secrecy over the British training of Saudi and Bahraini police forces.
The Guardian: UK Utterly Disingenuous about Human Rights in Bahrain, Amnesty
UK-based newspaper The Guardian highlighted the criticism addressed by Amnesty International to UK ministers, who according to the organization, “act as ‘overexcited cheerleaders’ for ‘woefully inadequate’ reforms”.
Bahrain Forum: Bahraini Authorities Create Vexatious Lawsuits Against Activists to Justify Travel Ban
The Bahrain Forum for Human Rights said that the Bahraini authorities recently started creating “vexatious lawsuits against a group of politicians and rights activists to justify the travel ban against them before the international public opinion”.
BCHR: 22 Citizens Arrested in 1 Week, Court Rules Total of 140 Years of Imprisonment in 6 Cases
Head of monitoring and documentation unit at Bahrain Center for Human Rights, Inas Aoun, said 22 citizens were arrested in past week
Tom Lantos Commission Holds Hearing Friday to Discuss Deteriorating Human Rights in Bahrain
Tom Lantos Commission on Human Rights holds on Friday hearing to discuss the deteriorating human rights situation in Bahrain.
US Journalist: Repression of King Hamad Damages Image of Bahrain
US journalist and columnist at the New York Times, Nicholas Kristof, said that the repression of King Hamas is what damages the image of Bahrain.