Case of Officer & 4 Policemen Accused of Torturing Detainees to Elicit Confessions Adjourned
Bahrain Mirror: Bahrain’s First High Criminal Court decided to adjourn the trial of 5 members of security forces accused of torturing detainees in cases of selling and abusing “drugs” to force them into confessing the charges brought against them.
US Pushes Bahrain to Ensure that Al-Singace Has Access to Adequate Medical Care
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): Associated Press (AP) said that the United States is urging Bahrain to ensure that a prominent political opponent, Abduljalil Al-Singace, is treated properly amid reports of a hunger strike.
Disabled Child Sayed Jaafar: They Asked me to Choose a Charge Yet Surprised me with a Bomb-Related Charge
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): Early Friday morning on June 26, 2015 (9th of Ramadan), Bahraini security forces launched Indiscriminate house raid campaigns against Al-Qarya village targeting about 15 youths, including disabled child Jaafar Mousa.
Al-Muhafdha: Jaw Prison’s Block 5 Inmates Subjected to Beatings
Bahrain Mirror: The Vice President of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), Sayed Yousif Al-Muhafdha, said that detainee Kais Abbass, along with a number of other detainees, were subjected to beatings in Jaw Prison’s Block 5.
Bahrain's SIU Receives 19 Torture & Mistreatment Complaints in July and Refers 2 Policemen to Court
Senior member of Bahrain's Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ibrahim Al-Kuwari, said the "unit received 19 complaints in July, including three allegations of torture and 16 claims of mistreatment by security forces.
Amnesty International Concerned that Sitra Bombing Detainees Are At risk of Torture and Denied Access to Their Lawyers & Families
Bahrain Mirror: Amnesty International called on Bahrain “to ensure those arrested in connection to recent Sitra bombing are not subjected to acts of torture and other ill-treatment while in custody.”
Child Ahmad Al-Arab Tortured in Officers’ Restroom Away from Surveillance Cameras
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): The mother of child Ahmad Al-Arab (17 years) detained in Dry Dock Prison said that her son who is on a hunger strike had been subject to severe beatings at the hands of an officer on Saturday (July 25, 2015).
HR Groups Call on HR Council to Make Efforts to Open OHCHR Office in Bahrain
Bahrain Mirror: Twelve non-governmental organizations have sent a letter to the United Nations Human Rights Council on July 16, 2015 regarding the human rights situation in Bahrain in which they called for the release of “human rights defenders” in Bahrain and “investigate into all allegations of torture and ill-treatment”.
Al-Wefaq’s Mahdi Al-Ekri after His Release: We Spent Ramadan in Plastic Tents Under the Scorching Sun & Torture of Jordanian Police
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): Al-Wefaq Shura Member Mahdi Al-Ekri, who was released from prison on June 14, 2015, speaks of the sufferings of Jaw Prison detainees during the Month of Ramadan during an interview with Bahrain Mirror.
Detainee Suffering from Sickle Disease in Pitiful Condition Due to Torture & Solitary Confinement
Bahrain Mirror: The European-Bahraini Organisation for Human Rights said that it received a statement confirming that detainee Hassan Ali Abdullah (20 years old), held in solitary confinement in Dry Dock Prison, is in “a pitiful condition”.
Bahrain's SIU Received 36 Complaints of Torture and Ill-Treatment Last Month
The member of Bahrain's Special Investigation Unit (SIU) said that the unit received last month 36 complaints ranging between torture claims as well as ill-treatment and use of excessive force by police officers against prisoners.
International HR Mission Report: The Darkening Reality of Human Rights Defenders in Bahrain
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): A report issued by an international mission that visited Bahrain (April 10-15, 2015) denounced the abuses that the human rights defenders are being subjected to, including imprisonment, torture and statelessness, which the report documented.
Detainee Ali Haroun Beaten During a Phone Call with His Mother
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): The Bahraini detainee Ali Haroun (21 years old) was severely beaten on Tuesday night (June 30, 2015) while having a phone conversation with his mother who heard his cries and pleading.
BCHR Issues Report on "Jaw Prison": Bahraini Government's Brutality in Country's Central Prison
Bahrain Center for Human Rights, Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain and Bahrain Institution for Rights and Democracy issued a report on Jaw Prison events based on interviews with inmates who were released weeks following the attack.
Bahrain Mirror’s All-Inclusive Interview with Ibrahim Sharif: While Tortured, I Thought of the Popular Front & Abdulrahman al-Nuaimi
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive):: An hour and a half spent in Ibrahim Sharif’s room. A few days ago this wish would have been impossible, yet we are with him now, interviewing him face to face. The inspiring “Wa’ad” leftist leader and former cellblock 7 detainee in Jaw Central Prison can speak now free of chains.
BHRS: Special Investigations Unit Received 237 Torture Complaints Over 16 Months Only
Bahrain Mirror: The Bahrain Human Rights Society called for an independent and transparent investigation into all complaints of torture, and cruel or degrading treatment, pointing out that the special investigations unit (an official body) received 237 torture complaints over 16 months only.