Secret Talks between Bahrain and Iran Amid Iranian-Saudi Détente
Secret talks between Iran and Bahrain have taken place in past months, informed sources in the region have told Amwaj.media, describing the engagement as involving "low-profile exchanges."
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.
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.
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.
Activist Brian Dooley: Biden's Administration Silence on Sheikh Ali Salman Case is Shameful
Activist Brian Dooley of Human Rights First saw that Biden's Administration silence on Sheikh Ali Salman case is shameful.
Amnesty Int'l Demands Unconditional Release of Sheikh Ali Salman
Devin Kenney, GCC Researcher at Amnesty International, demanded the release of Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society Secretary-General Sheikh Ali Salman.
Alya Radhi: I Saw Sheikh Ali Salman's Tears as I Have Never Seen Before
Alya Radhi, wife of imprisoned opposition leader and Al-Wefaq Secretary General Sheikh Ali Salman, said that the most painful situation for Salman was the moment of the attack on the Pearl Roundabout and the killing of citizens who were sleeping peacefully in the events on "Bloody Thursday".
14 British MPs Call on their Gov't to Reconsider Relations with Bahrain, Urge Bahraini Authorities to Release Opposition Leaders
14 MPs in the UK Parliament sent an urgent letter to Britain's foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, urging him to pressure on the Bahraini government to release political prisoners.
Bahrain's Approach to Critics Exemplified by it Treatment of Sheikh Ali Salman: Amnesty Int'l
Amnesty International said on Thursday (February 11, 2021) that Bahrain's approach to critics since 2011 is exemplified by its treatment of Sheikh Ali Salman, the head of the now-banned al-Wefaq, which was the largest legal opposition party.
Towards Int'l Efforts to Release Sheikh Ali Salman: BPA Statement
The London-based Bahrain Press Association issued a statement on Wednesday (January 20, 2021) in which it said that there are regional and international developments that once again brought back the case of Al-Wefaq Secretary-General, Sheikh Ali Salman, to the front pages.
Al-Wefaq Holds Virtual Meeting Entitled "Bahrain: Where to?" Marking Sheikh Ali Salman's 6th Year Behind Bars
Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society holds a virtual meeting on Wednesday entitled "Bahrain: Where to?" on the sixth anniversary of its Secretary-General Sheikh Ali Salman's arrest.
Al-Wefaq Expresses Condolences over Death of Kuwait's Emir
Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, Bahrain's largest opposition political group, expressed condolences over the death of Kuwait's Emir, revealing his efforts to release its Secretary-General Sheikh Ali Salman after his arrest in December 2014.
UN Raises Serious Doubts whether Bahrain Opposition Leaders Got Fair Trial
The UN Human Rights Office said on Friday there were “serious doubts” whether three Bahraini opposition leaders were given a fair trial after Bahrain’s highest court upheld this week their life sentences on charges of spying for Qatar.
Washington Says Life Term against Sheikh Ali Salman Narrows space for Free Expression and Political Activity in Bahrain
The US Department of State said that the verdict issued by the cassation court in Bahrain against the opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman "narrows the space for free expression and political activity" in the country.
Angry Protests staged across Bahrain Rejecting Life Sentence Issued against Opposition Leader, Normalization with Israel
Hundreds of citizens took part in angry protests rejecting the life sentence issued by the appeals court against opposition leader and Al-Wefaq secretary-general Sheikh Ali Salman. Protestors also condemned the government’s normalization attempts with Israel.
After Denying its Involvement in “Spy” Case, Manama Accuses Qatar of Abusing Integrity of Judiciary in Bahrain
Bahraini Ministry of Foreign Affairs rejected the statement issued by the Government of Qatar which condemned mentioning its name in the “Spy Case” in which opposition leader, Sheikh Ali Salman, is accused and sentenced to life in jail.
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.
Index on Censorship: Wa’ad Calls for Solidarity against its Dissolution
Index on Censorship said in an article it published on its website the Farida Ghulam, the wife of Ebrahim Sharif, the former secretary-general of Bahraini opposition group National Democratic Action Society (Wa’ad), has written an open letter to political and human rights institutions worldwide calling for solidarity against the dissolution of Wa’ad.