Coronavirus Hits Jaw Central Prison, Inmate Tested Positive for COVID-19
The Interior Ministry announced on Tuesday (February 9, 2021) that a detainee in Jaw Prison was infected with Coronavirus and said that it quarantined people in contact with him.
118 NGOs Demand Danish Gov't to Strengthen Efforts to Release HR Activist Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja
118 international and Bahraini rights groups called for renewing efforts to secure the immediate and unconditional release of a prominent human rights defender and dual Danish-Bahraini citizen.
Does the NIHR Care for the Sentiments of Sheikh Zuheir Ashour's Family?
It has been 6 months since contact was lost with imprisoned Sheikh Zuheir Ashour. This long period of time didn't push the National Institute for Human Rights (NIHR) to reveal Sheikh Ashour's fate or situation inside prison, where he is serving a 75-year prison term.
Why Are Authorities Still Taking Isolation Measures against Prisoners?
The Bahraini government is easing measures for combating the Coronavirus pandemic and life is returning to the island nation. Malls, restaurants and cafes have resumed their work. People can now meet with each other, except for prisoners, who no one speaks about. They have been deprived of family visits for about 8 months.
Health Situation of Haq Secretary-General Deteriorates
Activist Ali Mushaima announced on Wednesday (November 11, 2020) that the health situation of his father, Secretary-General of Haq Movement, Hasan Mushaima, deteriorated.
Health Situation of Hasan Mushaima Deteriorates, Transferred to Military Hospital
Family of detained leader Hasan Mushaima said that Jaw Prison administration transferred him to the military hospital on Monday (October 19, 2020) after his health deteriorated.
Interior Ministry: Reports on Coronavirus Cases in Prison "False"
The Bahraini Interior Ministry said that the reports on Coronavirus cases in Jaw Prison are false.
COVID-19 Case Detected among Jaw Prisoners
Human rights activist Ibtisam Al-Saegh said she received a call from one of Jaw prisoners stating that there are Coronavirus cases inside the prison.
16 Rights Groups Urge Bahrain King to Halt Executions of Ramadan and Moosa
King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain should commute the death sentences of Mohamed Ramadan and Hussein Ali Moosa, 16 international and Bahraini rights groups said in a joint letter to the king. The men were not afforded a fair trial and their allegations of torture were not adequately investigated.
Three Rights Groups Hail High Commissioner Statement against Death Penalty in Bahrain
Three Bahraini human rights organizations expressed appreciation for the statement issued on July 14, 2020, by the High Commissioner for Human Rights on the arbitrary death sentences issued against torture victims, Mohammad Ramadan and Hussain Moosa.
Last Call on Behalf of Mohammad Ramadan's Kids: Don't Destroy Their Lives
The Cassation Court issued the final verdict against Mohammad Ramadan and Hussain Moosa over charges of killing a policeman and other terrorism-related charges, even though both of the defendants stated that security men tortured and sexually assaulted them to extract confessions.
The Netherlands Calls on Bahrain to Quash Death Sentences of Mohammad Ramadan and Hussain Moosa
Amsterdam called on the Bahraini authorities to reverse the court rulings issued against the two youths, Mohammad Ramadan and Hussain Moosa, who were sentenced to death.
Al-Wefaq: 5,689 Victims have Documented Severe Torture since Beginning of Popular Movement
The Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society said that since the beginning of the popular movement in 2011 to date, those who documented severe torture and ill-treatment amounted to 5,689 victims, including women, children and people with special needs.
BFHR: Denial of Treatment Turned into Typical Torture Method in Bahraini Prisons
The Bahrain Forum for Human Rights said in a statement on the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture that the denial of treatment has turned into a typical method of torture in Bahrain's prisons.
Why's the Alternative Penalty Law Suddenly Supported by All of these People?
What is the reason behind the sudden awakening of government writers who started expressing in the media about their support for the Alternative Penalty Law?
Bahrain: Teenage Prisoner Unable to Eat Due to Teeth Issues, Prison Administration Denies Him Treatment
A 17-year-old Bahraini prisoner (legally a minor) complained about his inability to eat food after his teeth began to fall apart. He was denied treatment by the Dry Dock Prison Administration.
Rajab: Political Prisoners Recorded Success in Implementing Alternative Penalties, Everyone Deserves Other Chance in Life
Human rights activist Nabeel Rajab said that the political detainees who were released under the Alternative Penalties Law have made success in implementing the alternative action, indicating that those returned to prison are criminal prisoners who have violated the law.
Zuheir Ibrahim's First Comment after Court Upheld his Death Sentence: I didn't Commit Crime, I've Never Practiced Violence
In his first comment after upholding the death sentence against him, political detainee Zuheir Jassim Ibrahim said that he didn't commit the crime over which he was tried and stressed that he has never practiced violence.
Nabeel Rajab: I am Deeply Saddened by Suffering of Prisoners, I'll Write Stories from Prison Experience
In his second comment following his release on June 9, 2020, Nabeel Rajab said via his Instagram page that he is saddened by the suffering of the prisoners. Nabeel also promised to write a story from his experience in prison when he has opportunity to do so.
Torture Story of Political Detainee Zuheir Ibrahim who was Sentence to Death: HR Documentation
The information mentioned in this report is a brief of a report issued by BCHR two years ago, in which it documented what happened to political prisoner Zuheir Ibrahim Jassim, whose death sentence was upheld on Monday (June 15, 2020) by the cassation court, noting that this was a final verdict pending the King's ratification.