Authorities Arrest 4 Individuals for Protesting F1 Race Despite F1 CEO Assurance that Protesting Race won't Result in Reprisals
Four people were arrested near the Bahrain Grand Prix in Manama. The four were arrested over their peaceful protests and demanding the release of political prisoners, although F1 assured that protesting the race will not result in reprisals.
International Human Rights Report Documents Torture of 8 Detainees Sentenced to Death
A human rights report that documented the issuance of death sentences after torture and sham trials in Bahrain confirmed that court records of the Bahraini authorities show widespread human rights violations
MoI Complicit with Public Prosecution, Fabricates Case against Sheikh Abduljalil: Sayed Ahmed Al-Wadaei
Human rights activist Sayed Ahmed Al-Wadaei revealed on Thursday (September 29, 2020) that "the Public Prosecution demanded to interrogate Sheikh Abduljalil Al-Meqdad over a complaint lodged by officer Ali Farhan, who lead the assault against Sheik Al-Meqdad."
Bahraini Prison Officer "Laughed" as Inmates Requested Help to Transfer over Tuberculosis Outbreak
An officer in Bahrain's Jaw prison laughed when inmates pleaded for an inmate with tuberculosis (TB) to be transferred for care this week, according to a recording of a detainee heard by Middle East Eye.
Formula 1 Renews Contract with Bahrain, Completely Ignores HR Violations
Sayed Ahmed Al-Wadaei, the director of advocacy for the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (Bird), has written a letter to F1 president and chief executive officer Stefano Domenicali following the decision to award the Bahrain race a new 15-year contract.
Diplomatic Journalist Embarrasses State Department Spokesman on US Stance Regarding Dr. Al-Singace's Case
Sayed Ahmed Al-Wadaei, director of advocacy at Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy, posted a tweet via his Twitter account saying that the Associated Press diplomatic journalist Matt Lee embarrassed the State Department spokesman during his speech.
Bahrain: UK MPs to Debate Taxpayer Support as Political Prisoners Languish
British MPs concerned about UK support and funding for the government of Bahrain have secured a parliamentary debate on Thursday over political prisoners in the Gulf kingdom.
Emirates Targets Bahraini HR Activist Sayed Ahmed Al-Wadaei through Israeli Spying Program
Sayed Ahmed Al-Wadaei, director of advocacy at the UK-based Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy, said that the UAE government has targeted him through the Israeli Pegasus spying program.
HRW Published Joint Letter Sent to F1 on the Bahrain Grand Prix
Human Rights Watch published on its website the letter human rights organizations sent on Friday to Stefano Domenicali, CEO of Formula One, to call him to take action on human rights violations, before the kickoff of the season next Sunday.
Police in Bahrain Beat Children, Threaten them with Rape and Electric Shocks
Bahrain police beat children arrested in protest-related cases in February 2021 and threatened them with rape and electric shocks, the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) and Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday (March 10, 2021).
Three COVID-19 Cases among Prisoners: Al-Wadaei
Director of Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy, Sayed Ahmed Al-Wadaei, confirmed that 3 political prisoners have been infected with Coronavirus in the notorious Jaw Prison.
Royal Horse Show Agrees to Adopt Human Rights Policy
"Organizers of the UK's largest outdoor horse show, whose most famous fan is the Queen, have agreed to adopt a human rights policy following accusations that the show is being used by the Bahraini royal family to distract from rights abuses," the Guardian newspaper stated.
BIRD Director Wins Index on Censorship's Freedom of Expression Award
Director of Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy, Sayed Ahmed Al-Wadaei, won, along with another activist, the Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression award, an annual award granted by the organization
Major Opposition Figures not among those Given back Bahraini Citizenship: Reuters
Major opposition and activist figures who were stripped of Bahraini citizenship are not among hundreds of people whose nationality will be restored under an amnesty announced last week, a Reuters review of the list shows.
Bahraini Jail Guards Visit Britain for Training
The British "The Morning Star" newspaper revealed that prison guards from a brutal Middle Eastern dictatorship visited Britain for training shortly before Easter.
HR Activists and Organizations Call on UK Government to Support Al-Wadaei and his Family
NGO representatives, lawyers and a cross-party group of parliamentarians called on the British government to act in defence of the UK-based human rights activist.
For 3rd Year in a Row, My Mother will Celebrate her Birthday from a Prison Cell in Bahrain: Duaa Alwadaei
Today is my mother’s birthday. Like every mother, she would love to spend it surrounded by her family and friends. However, for the third year running, my mother will spend her birthday in a cell in Bahrain’s notorious Isa Town Prison, in which she is confined for 23 hours a day, said Duaa Alwadaei.
Human Rights Campaigners "Upset" by David Beckham's Visit to Bahrain GP
Campaigners for democracy and human rights in Bahrain have criticised David Beckham and other British celebrities for attending Sunday's Formula One race in the Gulf state.
Bahrain Embassy in London Replies to "Daily Mail" Report: Mariam Al-Bardoli "High-Regarded Professional Woman"
The Bahrain Embassy in London described what came in the British Daily Mail newspaper on director of Isa Town jail in Bahrain Lieutenant colonel Mariam Al-Bardoli as false claims and requested that the article be removed and an apology issued.
UK MP Calls to Sack Bahrain's Woman Prison Boss Mariam Al-Bardoli, "Daily Mail" Newspaper Dubs her "Beast of Bahrain"
A Lib Dem peer has called to sack woman prison boss Lientenant Colonel Mariam Al-Bardoli after she beat up inmate Hajar Mansour after her son-in-law activist Ahmad Al-Wadaie spoke in UK Parliament to highlight brutality in country's prisons.