UN Experts Call on Bahrain to Halt Executions of Al-Arab and Al-Malali
UN human rights experts have appealed to Bahrain to halt the imminent executions of Ali Mohamed Ali Mohamed Hakeem Al-Arab and Ahmed Isa Ahmed Isa Al-Malali, amid serious concerns that they were coerced into making confessions through torture and did not receive a fair trial.
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.
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.
For 3rd Year in a Row, My Mother will Celebrate her Birthday from a Prison Cell in Bahrain: Duaa Alwadaei
Today is my mother’s birthday. Like every mother, she would love to spend it surrounded by her family and friends. However, for the third year running, my mother will spend her birthday in a cell in Bahrain’s notorious Isa Town Prison, in which she is confined for 23 hours a day, said Duaa Alwadaei.
Bahrain: Raids Campaign and Random Arrests Ahead of Formula Race
Citizens said that the security apparatuses in Bahrain launched a random raid campaign against some houses and arrested a number of people, at a time Bahrain hosts Formula One race.
Proof Confessions Extracted Under Duress: Political Prisoner Acquitted of Attacking Armored Vehicle Charge despite Another Prisoner’s Confession
After unjustly spending two years in prison, a Bahraini court acquitted a political prisoner of charges of attacking, along with other unknown suspects, a security armored vehicle using Molotov cocktails in Al-Shakhoura in 2016, and abolished a 7-year prison sentence issued against him. The prisoner's name was mentioned in the confessions of another prisoner.
In Saudi Trial, Detained Women Speak of Torture, Sex Abuse
Saudi women activists detained for almost a year offered their defence at an emotionally charged hearing on Wednesday, alleging torture and sexual harassment during interrogation, courtroom sources said.
F1 Says to Investigate Circumstances of Imprisoned Activist in Bahrain
Formula One’s management group insisted, in a statement released to the Press Association, that it is in dialogue with Bahrain over the plight of imprisoned Bahraini Activist Najah Yusuf, while also defending its human rights policy.
HRW: F1 Shouldn't Turn Blind Eye to Human Rights Violations in Bahrain
Human Rights Watch urged Formula One not to turn a blind eye to human rights ahead of next week's Bahrain Grand Prix, according to the British "The Independent" newspaper.
Bahrain Embassy in London Replies to "Daily Mail" Report: Mariam Al-Bardoli "High-Regarded Professional Woman"
The Bahrain Embassy in London described what came in the British Daily Mail newspaper on director of Isa Town jail in Bahrain Lieutenant colonel Mariam Al-Bardoli as false claims and requested that the article be removed and an apology issued.
UK MP Calls to Sack Bahrain's Woman Prison Boss Mariam Al-Bardoli, "Daily Mail" Newspaper Dubs her "Beast of Bahrain"
A Lib Dem peer has called to sack woman prison boss Lientenant Colonel Mariam Al-Bardoli after she beat up inmate Hajar Mansour after her son-in-law activist Ahmad Al-Wadaie spoke in UK Parliament to highlight brutality in country's prisons.
Hakeem Al-Araibi Denounces Australian Support to Salman Al Khalifa in his Candidacy for AFC Presidency
Football player Hakeem Al-Araibi condemned Australia's support for the re-election of Asian Football Confederation president Sheikh Salman Bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa.
US State Department Condemns Torture in Bahrain
The US State Department condemned human rights violations in Bahrain, which include arbitrary arrest, detention of political prisoners and torture.
Bahrain Refugee Footballer to Become Aussie Citizen
A refugee footballer who spent over two months in Bangkok detention under threat of extradition to his native Bahrain will soon become an Australian citizen, he told local media Thursday.
Amnesty Int'l: Detainee Hajar Mansour Denied Comprehensive Medical Examination
Amnesty International said that detainee Hajar Mansour, mother-in-law of activist Sayed Ahmed Al-Wadaie, is prevented from undergoing comprehensive medical tests requested by the doctor, who examined her last month, due to suffering a lump in her breast.
Dutch Media Outlets Follow Verdict against Bahraini Refugee Deported to Bahrain
Dutch media outlets followed the case of the Bahraini citizen who had sought asylum in the Netherlands, Ali Al-Shuwaikh, and who was sentenced to life in jail.
HR Groups Accuse F1 of "Turning Blind Eye" over Bahraini Activist's Jailing in Bahrain
Formula One has been accused of "looking the other way" by human rights groups in the case of an activist who was beaten, sexually abused and jailed for protesting against the Bahrain Grand Prix.
Saudi Arabia Refers Lojain Hathloul and Number of Prisoners of Conscience to Trial in "Terrorism Court"
Saudi authorities announced on Friday that they concluded investigations with a number of "prisoners of conscience", noting that they are currently working on the preparation of regulations against the defendants to refer them to the "competent criminal court" of terrorism.
Refugee Footballer Hakeem Al-Araibi Urges Bahrain F1 Boycott if Activist Najah Yousif Doesn’t Walk Free
Refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi has urged Formula One fans to boycott this year's Grand Prix in Bahrain to protest human rights abuses, claiming he still feels threatened by authorities in his homeland, according to AFP.
Appeal Court Upholds Death Sentence against Youth Hussein Abdullah Marhoun
The Bahraini Court of Appeal upheld the death sentence of Hussein Abdullah Marhoun, in the case of the death of a policeman, in a bombing that authorities said took place in Diraz in June 2017.