Forcibly Exiled MPs to IPU Secretary-General: Bahrain Very Distant from Implementing Principles You Promote
Forcibly exiled Bahraini MPs called on Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Secretary-General Martin Chungong to demand Bahrain, which is currently hosting the IPU 146th General Assembly, to release all political prisoners, on top Al-Wefaq Secretary-General and former MP Sheikh Ali Salman as well as former MP Sheikh Hasan Isa.
Bahraini People's Letter to IPU Members: Don't Hammer Nails into Our Bodies
We call on you, parliamentarians, to: be with us, not against us.
127 HR Networks and Organizations Call on IPU Participants to Raise HR Issues in Bahrain
127 human rights networks and organizations issued a joint statement on the eve of the 146th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Manama on March 11, 2023, expressing their "grave concern over the continued deterioration of the human rights situation in Bahrain."
Inter-Parliamentary Union in Bahrain New Attempt to Whitewash Violations Says Former MP
Bahrain will host an international parliamentary meeting from 11 until 15 March in a new attempt to promote the country's ruling system, as the 146th General Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) is to be held in Manama.
Al-Wefaq Report on "Restrictive Political Environment in Bahrain": Regime Prevented Political work, Committed Various Violations
Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society launched on Saturday, March 4, 2023, a report entitled "Restrictive Political Environment in Bahrain," in which it shed light on the political and human rights situation in Bahrain, with the approach of the IPU meetings convening in Bahrain from 11 to 15 March 2023 in Manama.
Al-Wefaq to IPU: Bahrain which Hosts Your Conference Lacks Parliament that Reflects Citizens' Will
Al-Wefaq sent an open letter to the MPs participating in the Inter-Parliamentary Union which will be held in Bahrain, on March 11, 2023, in which it called on them to "tackle the reality of the stifling and unstable parliamentary, political and human rights environment in Bahrain."
Al-Wefaq Issues "Monopoly of Power" Booklet on Sheikh Ali Salman's Plea
Al-Wefaq issued a booklet for its detained Secretary-General, Sheikh Ali Salman, entitled "Monopoly of Power", in which it relied on Sheikh Salman's "Home Plea" which he wrote in prison on October 14, 2015, and diagnosed Bahrain's problem and ways to solve it.
After 8 Years, Who's in the Right: The King or Sheikh Ali Salman?
The arrest of opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman on December 28, 2014 was a political decision, as the ruling family believed that the apprehension of the last remaining figures of the opposition would lead to the complete liquidation of the opposition on the political level.
What if Sheikh Ali Salman Refused to Receive Hamad bin Jassim's Call in 2011?
After the two ministers sat with the king, it was decided that Hamad bin Jassim would make a phone call, on behalf of the Gulf Cooperation Council states, to the Secretary-General of the Al-Wefaq Society, Sheikh Ali Salman, and this indeed took place. It was a public and completely open call, and made with the permission of the Manama authorities. This was later confirmed by Hamad bin Jassim during a television interview.
Opposition Leader from Prison: I Appreciate Sheikh of Al-Azhar’s Call for Dialogue, We are Ready to Hold this Dialogue
Bahraini opposition leader and Al-Wefaq Secretary-General, Sheikh Ali Salman, sent a letter from his prison cell to his eminence Sheikh of Al-Azhar regarding the call he launched during "Bahrain Forum for Dialogue: East and West for Human Coexistence".
Detained Figures to His Holiness the Pope: We Hope you Speak the Word of Truth
Detained figures in Bahrain expressed their hope that "His Holiness the Pope will speak the word of truth that responds to the call of faith and instinct," noting that the Bahraini people have been subjected to violations documented in international reports.
Bahraini Government Ironically Calls on Iraqis for National, Inclusive Dialogue
The Bahraini authorities have called on the Iraqi forces and parties to hold an inclusive national dialogue to resolve the internal crisis. This comes from a government that does not know how to use diplomacy and dialogue to resolve its intractable issues.
Sheikh Hussein Al-Daihi: King Promised Sayed Al-Ghuraifi to Release Detainees but Didn't Keep His Promise
Al-Wefaq deputy Secretary-General, Sheikh Hussein Al-Daihi stressed that opening a hole in the crisis wall by the regime requires the halt of security grip, release of detainees, launch of a serious and genuine dialogue with the acting parties, and revealing of information about the king's meeting with Sayed Abdullah Al-Ghuraifi.
Campaign on Twitter Demanding Release of Bahraini Opposition Leader
Sheikh Ali Salman's hashtag on twitter was met with an overwhelming response, where hundreds of tweets were posted calling for the release of Bahrain's opposition leader.
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.
HRW in its UN Report: Bahrain Failed to Comply with Previous Commitments in UPR
Human Rights Watch said in its report for the 41st of the UN Universal Periodic Review on human rights situation in Bahrain that Bahrain has failed to live up to the recommendations that it supported and pledges it made in the past three cycles of the Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review.
Sheikh Al-Daihi Calls for Releasing Sheikh Ali Salman after Hamad bin Jassim Statements
Al-Wefaq Deputy Secretary-General, Sheikh Hussein Al-Daihi, demanded the release of Bahraini opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman following the statements of former Qatari Foreign Minister Hamad bin Jassim, in which he stated that his communication with Salman was conducted with the knowledge of Bahrain's King and former Foreign Minister.
Amnesty International Researcher: Sheik Ali Salman is Voice of Moderation in Bahraini Opposition
Amnesty International researcher Devin Kenny said that the Bahraini government's message from the continued imprisonment of Al-Wefaq Secretary-General means that any attempt of compromise will be met with life imprisonment.
Abdulrahim Jassim: Story of Struggler Sheikh Ali Salman
Sheikh Ali Salman's story is similar to those of the early strugglers, when humans began to write stories of their "struggles" on cave walls and papyrus leaves, when the notion of "documentation", and the idea of "storytelling" and "novels" came to be and when humans began to tell stories of heroism.
Ali Al-Aswad: Bahrain's Difficult Years
It has been 7 years since the arrest of Al-Wefaq Secretary-General Sheikh Ali Salman. The whole country continues to suffer and remember his nationalist stances and great sacrifices. You cannot forget the name of the most prominent political leader who adopted peace, change, reform, and hardwork.