Learn about Reality of Situation in Bahrain with Human Rights Forum Numbers
In a press conference held in Beirut, the president of the Bahrain Human Rights Forum, Baqir Darwish, presented the annual report of the Forum for 2018 with a number of documented figures on the forms of violations practiced against Bahrainis.
A Letter to Judges I Don’t Know: Release My Mother Fatima Al-Nasif
I want to send a humane appeal to the judiciary in Riyadh. My name is Shahed and I am 15 years old. I haven’t heard the voice of my mother, Fatima Al-Nasif, for over 10 days. I heard from her prison inmates that she was taken to trial in Riyadh last week. We were waiting for her return to the General Investigations Directorate prison in Dammam. Yesterday (Monday) was our weekly phone call date. We waited for a call from her to tell us any information about her trial, but we didn’t receive any heartwarming news.
“Religious Persecution in Bahrain” Conference Held Today in Beirut
Bahrain Interfaith Center organized a conference on "Religious Persecution in Bahrain" that was held in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, to highlight the severe deterioration of religious freedoms witnessed in Bahrain and the abuses that Bahrainis are subjected to in particular.
BFHR: NIHR Lying about Condition of Detainee Hussein Khamis
The Bahrain Forum for Human Rights (BFHR) said that the National Institute for Human Rights (NIHR) is lying about what it said regarding addressing the case of torture victim Hussein Ali Khamis in its statement yesterday.
Court Sentences 4 Children from Diraz to 3 Years in Jail
A court issued on Thursday (July 11, 2019) 3-year jail verdict against 4 children from Diraz over political charges.
Human Rights Groups: Bahrain Cycling Team Participation in France Race is a Front to Whitewash Bahrain’s Image
Bahrain Cycling Team (Bahrain-Merida) has denied allegations that its participation in the Tour de France aims to polish the image of Bahrain in the world through sport, claiming that they are ill-targeted and illogical because the team is completely distinct and separate from the Bahraini government..
Prisoner of Conscience Yousef Al-Dairy: Between the Pain of Illness Ravaging his Bones and his Little Son’s Distance
What can Yousef A-Dairy do when two pains have taken over his life, each pain greater than the other; a pain in the body and an ache in the heart.
Amnesty Condemns Targeting Former MP Osama Al-Tamimi, Calls on UK to Interfere
Amnesty International condemned in a statement the continuing government harassment of former Bahraini Member of Parliament Osama Muhana Al-Tamimi. The actions against Al-Tamimi come in a climate of escalated state intimidation aiming to quash free expression.
On Int'l Day of in Support of Victims of Torture Al-Aswad Says: Bahrain Still Tortures
Marking International Day in Support Victims of Torture, which falls on June 26, former Al-Wefaq MP Ali Al-Aswad discussed how torture continues to be practiced in Bahrain more than 7 years after the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry report.
Amnesty Demands Bahrain to Stop Harassing Former MP Osama Al-Tamimi
The Bahraini authorities must immediately end ongoing harassment, intimidation and attack against former Member of Parliament Osama Muhana Al-Tamimi, who is known for his criticism of the government, Amnesty International said today.
Germany Exports Weapons to Saudi-Led Alliance in 2019
The German government has given the green light for arms shipments worth over €1 billion so far this year to the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen. The approval comes despite export restrictions being in place.
Congress Member Ilhan Omar: Bahrain is "Dictatorship, It Commits Vast Abuses
US Congress member Ilhan Omar said that Bahrain is "dictatorship" and it commits vast abuses. "If we are against police brutality in Minneapolis we must oppose it in Manama," she stressed.
Mohammed Al-Maskati Declared "Hero" for Defending HR through Digital Security Training: Access Now
Access Now announced its selection of Bahraini activist and digital security consultant Mohammed Al-Maskati as a recipient of this year's Human Rights Heroes Award.
Bahrain Says Following Opposition Social Media could Result in Legal Action: Reuters
Bahrain, a U.S. ally that hosts the Navy's Fifth Fleet, has warned citizens and residents that following anti-government social media accounts could result in legal action, hardening a government campaign against critical online voices.
Anti-Terrorism Law in Bahrain Legitimizes Terrorism against those who have Different Views: Al-Wefaq
Al-Wefaq said that the so-called Law on the Protection of Society from Terrorist Acts has nothing to do with fighting terrorism, but many of its articles turned it into a law that legitimizes official terrorism in pursuing and targeting those who have different views.
Contact Lost with Building 12 Detainees in Jaw Prison: Ibtisam Al-Saegh
Human rights activist Ibtisam Al-Saegh said that families of political detainees in the notorious Jaw Central Prison complained that contact have been lost with their sons in building 12.
U.N. Says UAE Activist Mansoor's Prison Conditions "May Constitute Torture"
Prominent United Arab Emirates (UAE) pro-democracy campaigner Ahmed Mansoor may be suffering treatment amounting to torture, including prolonged solitary confinement, U.N. human rights experts said on Tuesday.
Bahrain Court Refuses to Grant Jailed Activist Rajab A Non-Custodial Sentence
A Bahraini court has refused to grant the jailed human rights activist Nabeel Rajab a non-custodial sentence instead of the jail terms he currently serving, his lawyer said on Monday.
Bahrain Embassy Adviser in London Says Gov’t to Take Further Steps
A human rights adviser to the Embassy of Bahrain in London, Hasan Shafaei, said that “more good news was coming,” referring to new steps that may be taken by the Bahraini government with regards to rights, reported author Bill Law, which comes following the decision to restore the citizenships of 551 Bahrainis which were withdrawn by judicial rulings.
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.