Geneva: Belgium Demands Bahrain to Halt Arbitrary Citizenship Revocations
Belgium demanded the government of Bahrain to stop arbitrary citizenship revocations against citizens, and demanding it fully implements the recommendations of the (BICI) – Bassiouni report.
Geneva: Legislation Commission Says Citizenship Revocations are In Accordance with Law, International Standards
Deputy Chair of the Legislation and Legal Opinion Commission, Masouma Abdul Rasoul, claimed that the revocation of citizenships occur in accordance with law.
Bahrain: 36 Citizenship Revocations, 3 Life Sentences in Politically Motivated Case
The fourth High Criminal Court presided over by Judge Ali al-Zahrani, ruled today (Tuesday April 25, 2017) in favor of citizenship revocation verdicts against 36 defendants in a politically motivated case.
Geneva: CAT Member “Belmir” Wonders How a Bahraini is Exiled after Revoking his Citizenship
Committee against Torture (CAT) member Ms. Essadia Belmir addressed the Bahraini delegations stating, “How could someone be exiled after revoking his citizenship? To what country would he be sent to?
Appeal Court Upholds 7 Citizenship Revocation Verdicts in Case Linked to Bomb Storage in Dar Kulaib
The Supreme Court of Appeal upheld citizenship revocation verdicts against 7 defendants convicted in a case lined to a “terrorist cell”, which the Ministry of Interior said caught with an explosives storage in Dar Kulaib.
Salam: Authorities Revoked more than 410 Citizenships, 15 of Shiite Clerics
Salam Organization for Democracy and Human Rights said that the authorities had revoked the citizenships of 410 Bahrainis, for political reasons, noting that among them 15 are Shiite religious clerics.
4-Months Imprisonment for Bahraini Child whose Father Serves 15-Year Prison Verdict
A Bahraini court ruled a 4-month imprisonment against child Hussein Marhoun (16 years old) after the Public Prosecution charged him with illegal assembly.
Appeal Upholds 15-Year Prison, Citizenship Revocation Verdict in Case linked to Al-Mukhtar Brigades
The Supreme Court of Appeal upheld a 15-year prison and citizenship revocation verdicts against 2 defendants.
HRW Expresses Concern over Citizenship Revocations, Clerics Prosecutions in Bahrain
Human Rights Watch (HRW) expressed extreme concern regarding the large-scale citizenship revocations in Bahrain, and the continuous prosecution of Shiite clerics and rights activists.
UK FCO Human Rights Priority Report on Bahrain Emphasizes Need to Respect Rights of All Citizens
The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office issued an update to its report on the Bahrain situation, which included the period between July and December 2016.
Appeals Court Upholds 10-Year Prison, Citizenship Revocation Verdict against Defendant Accused of Military Training in Iran
The Sixth Supreme Criminal Court of Appeal upheld the verdict ruling the 10-year imprisonment and citizenship revocation of 18-year-old defendant accused of training on making and using weapons in Iran.
AFP: Bahrain Police Clash with Supporters of Shiite Cleric
Police in Bahrain on Wednesday clashed with protesters supporting a top Shiite cleric who has been stripped of his citizenship and is on trial in the Sunni-ruled kingdom, activists said.
Video: UK MP Margaret Farrier: We Are Forming a Parliamentary Group on Human Rights in Gulf
UK Member of Parliament Margaret Farrier said that she, in addition to other MPs, are working on establishing a human rights parliamentary group concerned with human rights affairs in the Gulf.
Appeals Court Upholds 15-Year Imprisonment, Citizen Revocation Verdict Against Defendant Accused of Shooting at Police in Sitra
The Supreme Appeals Court upheld a first-degree verdict ruling the imprisonment of a defendant accused of shooting at the police in Sitra.
Sheikhs al-Shehabi and al-Zaki Appeals Trial Adjourned Until Dec. 6
The Bahraini Appeals Court adjourned the trial of prominent clerics Sheikh Mohammad Jawad al-Shehabi, and Sheikh Fadel al-Zaki until December 6, 2016.
Bahrain King on RSF New List of Press Freedom Predators
A news list was published by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) under the title “Press Freedom Predators”, which included Bahrain King Hamed bin Isa Al Khalifa. RSF confirmed that journalists in Bahrain are subjected to all kinds of assaults since Hamed took power in 1999.
“Wa’ad” Central Committee: We Adhere to “Principle of Elected Government”
The Central Committee of the National Democratic Action Society (Wa’ad) reasserted its adherence to the Manama Document, which includes the principle of elected government.
Appeals Court Upholds Life, Citizenship Revocation Verdicts Against 43 Defendants for Terrorist Affiliation Charges
The High Appeals Court ruled in favor of a verdict in cases of 45 appellants, in a case of establishing and managing a terrorist group.
Bahraini Journalist Among Reporters Without Borders’ 2016 Press Freedom Prize Nominees
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) released today the names of the 22 nominees for the 2016 Reporters Without Borders-TV5 Monde Prize for Press Freedom, among them a Bahraini journalist facing a possible life sentence in prison, and a citizenship revocation.