What's the Story of Child Sayed Ali Kassim?
Bahraini citizens circulated yesterday the story of child Sayed Ali Kassim, who is being deprived of citizenship and education after his mother, lawyer Balqis Al-Manami, tweeted about him. What is the story of this child?
Next Century Foundation to UN: Bahrain should Allow Opposition Societies to Participate in Elections, Allow Special Rapporteurs to Enter Bahrain without Prior Notice
The NCF suggested in a written statement it submitted in the framework of the 49 session of the UNHRC a number of reforms to further improve respect for human rights in Bahrain in a number of issues of concern to them, namely the need for free elections, freedom of expression, women's rights and citizenship revocation.
Salam DHR Launches Report Entitled: "Arbitrary Revocation of Nationality in Bahrain: A Tool of Oppression"
A human rights report, launched on Tuesday, revealed that from 2012 to 2019, a total of 985 individuals were arbitrarily stripped of their nationality either by a court order, a royal decree or ministerial order. Today, the total number is 434, after the King reinstated citizenship for 551 individuals in 2019.
2019 Roundup: Citizenship Restored to Hundreds of Bahrainis, Legal Amendments Withdraw from Judiciary Power to Revoke Citizenship
Unlike 2018, 2019 ended with imposing limits on the judiciary's power to revoke citizenships and halting their drive to strip hundreds of dissidents of their nationality under the pretext of terrorism. In 2019, the citizenships of more than 50% of people were restored.
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.
King Waivers “Citizenship Revocation” Right to Cabinet, Bahrainis to be Stripped of their Nationalities in these Cases
The official gazette published on June 27, 2019 a bill decree to amend some of the citizenship revocation laws for the year 1963, which includes amendments on the revocation of the citizenships of Bahrainis.
Cassation Court Upholds Verdicts Reaching Life Sentences against 55 defendants in “Zulfiqar Brigades” Case, Overrules Citizenship Revocation
The Cassation Court upheld verdicts issued against 55 defendants in Zulfiqar Brigades case and overruled their citizenship revocation sentences.
Bahrain Embassy Adviser in London Says Gov’t to Take Further Steps
A human rights adviser to the Embassy of Bahrain in London, Hasan Shafaei, said that “more good news was coming,” referring to new steps that may be taken by the Bahraini government with regards to rights, reported author Bill Law, which comes following the decision to restore the citizenships of 551 Bahrainis which were withdrawn by judicial rulings.
Bahrain Mass Trial Raises Deep Concern: UN Rights Chief
United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Thursday she was concerned that a Bahrain mass trial that revoked the nationality of 138 people this week had not met international fair trial standards.
Bahraini Refugee Extradited by Netherlands to Bahrain Sentenced to Life in Jail, Stripped of his Citizenship
Human rights activist Zeinab Khamis said via her Instagram account that a Bahraini court issued yesterday (Thursday, February 28, 2019) life sentence against Bahraini refugee Ali Al-Shuwaikh, revoked his citizenship and fined him 500 BD.
Int’l HR Activists to Bahrain Mirror: Nabeel Rajab’s Sentence Warning to those who Speak against Gov’t, Trajectory of Bahrain under Ruling Family is for Instability not Stability
Human rights organizations, activists and researchers called for radical change in international policies tackling human rights violations in Bahrain in an international conference held in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, entitled “Bahrain: 8 Years of Repression under International Silence”.
Interior Ministry: Passport Not Issued to Child Whose Father’s Citizenship was Revoked after He Fought in Syria
Bahraini Ministry of Interior has explained that not issuing a Bahraini passport to a Bahraini child was due to the fact that her father, who went to Syria to fight with terrorist organizations, had his nationality revoked.
Appeal: Imprisonment, Citizenship Revocation Sentences in al-Mukhtar Brigades-Linked Case
The Sixth High Appeal Court ruled the commutation of sentence for defendants accused of joining “Al-Mukhtar” Brigades and possessing weapons.
10-Year Imprisonment, Citizenship Revocation for Defendant over Joining ISIS, Possessing Firearm
The First High Criminal Court ruled a 10-year prison verdict, in addition to the citizenship revocation, of 23-year-old defendant, after accusing him of joining the terrorist affiliation ISIS.
2 Death Sentences, Life Sentences, Citizenship Revocations against 10 Others Accused of Killing Officer in Karbabad
The Fourth High Criminal Court ruled the death sentence of two defendants accused of killing a police officer in Karbabad.
Sanabis: Public Prosecution Summons Mother of Detainee Ibrahim Naim Marhoon for Interrogations
Bahrain Security Forces summoned Najah Ibrahim Al-Harhoush, mother of detainee Ibrahim Naim Marhoon from Sanabis, for interrogations.
Bahraini Authorities Arrest Father of Activist with Revoked Citizenship Yousef Al-Houri
The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) said it received reports that Bahraini authorities arrested the father of Bahraini activist whose citizenship was revoked, Youssef Al-Houri.
2017 HRC UPR Working Group on Bahrain Issues Draft Report; Another Set of 176 Recommendations
The Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Twenty-Seventh session issued an unedited version of its draft report on Bahrain, on Wednesday (May 3, 2017). The 2017 recommendations seem to mirror the 2012 recommendations, as both sets line up to 176 recommendations.
Geneva 2017 Sees no Activists from Bahrain: Does HRC Need another Evidence?
It’s been 5 years since the United Nations issued 176 recommendations to the Government of Bahrain to reform the deteriorating human rights status. Bahrain has been a country full of torture, killing, labor dismissals and sectarian persecution.
Geneva: Iran Concerned over Continuous Persecution of Shiites in Bahrain
The Islamic Republic of Iran expressed concern the continuous persecution of Shiites in Bahrain, arrests, and deprivation of citizenships for some Shiite religious clerics.