Bahrain Watch: Diraz Internet Shutdown Hits One-Year Mark with Over BD 300 Thou. in Losses
Bahrain Watch Organization reported that “as of 7pm tonight, Bahrain has shut down the internet in the village of Diraz every day for 365 days.”
OHCHR in its UPR Report: Concerns about Travel Ban and Diraz Siege
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) issued a report which is a summary of the information mentioned in the reports of treaty bodies and special procedures in the UN documents relevant to Bahrain.
AP: British Royal Trip Comes as Bahrain Unrest Far from Over
In the small town of Diraz, just a few miles from where Prince Charles met with Bahrain's royals, there is graffiti demanding the death of the Gulf island's monarch, armored vehicles with chicken wire on their windows and a tense calm that could be shattered at any time.
Bahrain Public Prosecution Orders Detention of 12 Citizens over "Assembly" in Diraz
Bahraini Public Prosecution decided to detain 12 citizens, including 6 Shiite clerics, over charges of joining open rally in Diraz.
Bahraini Authorities Close Diraz Entrances to Prevent Worshipers from Joining Central Prayer
The Bahraini security authorities blocked the entrances of Diraz village on Friday (February 26, 2016). This blockage coincided with a call by the Bahraini Shiite clerics for a central prayer at the Imam Sadiq Mosque, after Sheikh Mohammad Sanqour was summoned for interrogation.
PHOTOS: Thousands of Bahraini Shiites Demand an End to Sectarian Discrimination against Them
Thousands of Shiite worshipers in Bahrain's Diraz took part in a march following Friday prayers at the Imam Sadiq Mosque during which they chanted different slogans demanding putting an end to the sectarian discrimination practiced against them.
Bahraini Authorities Block Al-Diraz Main Entrances with Cement Barriers as Uprising's Fifth Anniv. Nears
The Bahraini authorities blocked on Wednesday (February 10, 2015) a number of main entrances leading to Al-Budai Street in the Al-Diraz area with cement barriers.
Bahrain: 3 Protesters Sentenced to Life in Prison over Attempted Murder of Policemen
A Bahraini court sentenced on Sunday (January 17, 2016) to life imprisonment three protesters, whom the Bahraini Interior Ministry had accused of attempting to murder policemen in the village of Diraz, west of the Bahraini capital Manama.
26 Accused of Burning Police Patrol in Diraz Sentenced to 3-10 Years in Prison
Bahrain Mirror: Bahrain’s Fourth High Criminal Court sentenced 26 defendants to prison terms between 3 and 10 years, also fining them 2,660 Bahraini dinars each, over charges of participating in assembly, burning patrol vehicle and assaulting police in Al-Diraz.
BHRS: 27 Arbitrary Arrests & 32 Peaceful Protests in Third Week of November
Bahrain Mirror: The Bahrain Human Rights Society (BHRS) said that it monitored 27 arbitrary arrests and 6 house raids in the Bahraini villages of Al-Diraz, Sitra, Buri and Al-Zinj within the third week of November 2015.
Mass Protest Staged in Bahrain’s Al-Diraz Demanding Release of Sheikh Ali Salman
Bahrain Mirror: Worshippers in Bahrain’s Al-Diraz took to the streets following Friday prayer (July 3, 2015) at the Imam Sadiq mosque, demanding the release of all political prisoners, mainly the Secretary-General of Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, Sheikh Ali Salman.
Families Lose Contact with 6 of their Children Accused of Burning a Patrol Vehicle in Al-Diraz
Bahrain Mirror: A number of families in the Bahraini village of Al-Diraz lost contact with 6 of their children after the security forces arrested them on Sunday (June 21, 2015) and accused them of burning a security patrol vehicle in the area.