US Department of State Report Criticizes Human Rights Violations in Bahrain
US Department of State issued its 2020 annual human rights report and discussed the human rights situation in Bahrain in 39 pages.
Ibrahim Sharif Sentence Suspended for 3 Years
The Third High Criminal Court ordered to suspend the execution of the 6-month prison term issued against prominent opposition leader and former Secretary-General of Wa'ad Ibrahim Shairf to 3 years, from the date of issuing the verdict.
Amnesty Int’l: Verdict on Opposition Leader is Bitter Blow to Freedom of Expression
Amnesty International said that upholding life sentence against Bahraini opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman is a bitter blow to freedom of expression.
Cassation Court Postpones Looking into Wa’ad Dissolution Until Technical Office Issues it Report
Cassation Court rejected on Monday (March 19, 2018) an urgent request demanding to stop the dissolution of National Democratic Action Society (Wa'ad), the second largest opposing political society in the country, and adjourned that case until the technical office issues its report.
Cassation Court Considers Appeal against Wa’ad Dissolution on March 19
Ahmad Al-Ghasra, member of National Democratic Action Society (Wa’ad), the second largest opposition society in the country, said that the cassation court will consider the appeal against Wa’ad dissolution on March 19.
2017: Wa’ad Society Dissolution Ends Public Political Work in Bahrain
2017 came to put an end to public political work in the country through dissolving the National Democratic Action Society (Wa'ad), the second largest opposing society in Bahrain. On March 6, 2017, Bahraini Minister of Justice announced filing a lawsuit demanding to dissolve "Wa'ad", accusing it of "promoting forceful overthrow of political regime". The ministry said that "The society committed gross violations in breach of the Kingdom's laws, including incitement of acts of terrorism and promoting violent and forceful overthrow of political regime. The society glorified convicted terrorists and saboteurs who used weapons, detonated bombs in killing and wounding several security men, supporting parties who were legally convict
European Union: Decision to Dissolve Wa'ad Risks Further Polarizing Bahrain's Society, Contravenes Constitution
The European Union said that "The decision by the High Appeal Court of Bahrain of 26 October to uphold the Appeal Court ruling to dissolve the National Democratic Action Society (Waad) contravenes provisions on the freedoms of speech and association as enshrined in the Constitution of Bahrain and therefore risks further polarizing Bahrain's society."
Appeals Court Upholds Verdict Dissolving Wa’ad
Bahrain's Court of Appeal upheld on Thursday (October 26, 2017) verdict dissolving National Democratic Action (Wa'ad) Society.
Bahrain Prevents “Wa’ad” from Organizing Seminar in Support of Palestinian Cause
Security authorities affiliated to Interior Ministry prevented the National Democratic Action Society (Wa'ad) from organizing a seminar in support of Palestinian cause, criticizing the normalization of relations with Israel.
Prominent Opposition Leader Ibrahim Sharif Summoned for Interrogation
Bahraini Public Prosecution summoned, former Wa'ad Society Secretary-General, Ibrahim Sharif for interrogation tomorrow.
Wa’ad Files Lawsuit against Ministry of Interior to Reopen Society’s Headquarters
The National Action Democratic Society (Wa’ad) filed an urgent lawsuit against the Ministry of Interior and police stations to reopen the society’s headquarters that the authorities forcibly closed.
France Says Bahrain Tensions Putting “Brake” on National Reconciliation
France said on Friday that increasing tension in Bahrain was preventing national reconciliation efforts in the Gulf Arab state after a decision to dissolve the main secular opposition group, which has alarmed human rights campaigners.
Amnesty: Bahrain Heading for “Total Suppression” of Human Rights as Secular Opposition Group Banned
Bahrain's dissolution of a major political opposition society is the latest troubling move in its blatant campaign to end all criticism of the government, Amnesty International said.
May 31 Scheduled to Issue Verdict on “Wa’ad” Society Dissolution Case
The date scheduled to issue the verdict in the case raised by Ministry of Justice, demanding the dissolution of Wa’ad, was postponed until May 31, 2017.
Wa’ad S-G to Inciters: You won’t Drag us to Childish Quarrels, Your Charges and Provocations Won't Affect Us
The National Democratic Action General Secretary, lawyer Fouad Seyadi tackled some repressive attempts conspired against his society for the aim of deviating it from its national maxims and legitimate political work.
Former Wa’ad SG Released after Interrogations
The Bahraini authorities released today Thursday (April 20, 2017) former Secretary General of the National Democratic Action Society (Wa’ad) after interrogating him.
Wa’ad Central Committee Rejects Ministry of Justice’s Accusations: They Target Political Action
The central committee in the National Democratic Action Society “Wa'ad” rejected the accusations raised by the ministry of justice against the society and considered them among the steps that target the freedom of political action in Bahrain and confront the political and economic reform attempts followed by Wa’ad.
Cars of Participants in “Wa’ad” Seminar Sabotaged
Unknown individuals sabotaged the cars of some participants in a seminar held by National Democratic Action Society “Wa’ad”, on Wednesday (March 1, 2017).
Wa’ad Offers Condolence for Martyrdom of 3 Youths
The National Democratic Action Society (Wa’ad) offered on Monday (January 16, 2017) condolence on martyrdom of Ali Al-Singace, Sami Mushaima and Abbas Al-Samie who were executed by the authorities on Sunday.
2016: Ebrahim Sharif is Free but “Addicted to Prison” (Timeline)
Ebrahim Sharif spent one full year in prison before he was released on (July 11, 2016). He then returned to his political and media activism where his opinions on his own Twitter account were a source of nuisance to the regime.