Nabeel Rajab Trial Mockery of Justice, Verdict against him “Surrealistic”
The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of FIDH and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), said in a joint statement that the verdict issued against prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab is “surrealistic”, and that it came after a trial that was by itself a mockery of justice.
Activist Sam Walton: Bahrain Sees Any Democracy Call as Direct Threat to Ruling Family
The British human rights defender Sam Walton said that any democracy call in Bahrain is considered a direct threat to the ruling family, because the government mainly consists of Al Khalifa.
Amnesty Int’l Calls for Quashing Maher Al-Khabbaz’s Death Sentence: Trial Relied on “Confessions” Extracted under Torture
Amnesty International called for quashing the death sentence imposed by Bahraini Court of Cassation against Maher Al-Khabbaz, highlighting that it followed a trial which relied on “confessions” extracted under torture.
Rights Groups Express to Bahrain King Concerns over Jailed Activist Nabeel Rajab’s Health
The health of a prominent activist jailed in Bahrain is failing and authorities are not providing medical care, international human rights groups said.
AP: Fears on Life of Detained Bahrain Activist Nabeel Rajab
An imprisoned activist in Bahrain has been denied adequate medical care and is being held with extremists, putting his life at risk, a human rights group said Thursday.
Bill Law: Boris Johnson's Silence on Bahrain's Human Rights Abuses is Deafening
Journalist Bill Law strongly criticized British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, noting how Johnson has plenty to say on Brexit and renewing ties 'East of Suez', but strangely a statement condemning the kingdom's persecution of its Shia majority is notable in its absence.
2017: Torture, Threats and Extortion, Activists & HR Defenders inside the NSA Death Chambers
Human rights defenders and activists experienced a brutal period during 2017; torture, extortion, travel bans and attacks on homes and properties, as well as pressures and threats aimed at turning activists and rights defenders into informants.
"Death or Confession": A Report Monitoring Torture of Civilians in Bahrain's First Military Trial
Four Bahraini human rights organizations issued a report under the title of "Death or Confession", a report that monitors the violations due to secret military courts that tried civilians whose confessions were extracted under torture. These civilians were accused of attempting to commit crimes against Bahrain Defense Force; they include human rights activist Mohammed Al-Mutghawi and Sayed Alawi Husain, the personal attendant of the highest religious cleric in Bahrain Sheikh Isa Qassim.
Twitter Campaign Brings Issue of Torture in Bahrain Back to the Forefront
A campaign that was launched on Twitter last month brought torture back to the media scene in Bahrain.
VIDEO: US State Dept. Closely Following Case of Alwadaie’s Family, Concerned about Confessions under Duress
US Department of State said that they are closely following the case of Bahraini activist Sayed Ahmad Alwadaie’s family, reiterating their concern over information that the family’s confessions were obtained under duress.
#Confession_Under_Torture Campaign Kicks off Sunday with Video-Recorded Testimonies
Activists, former detainees and social media pages will launch on Sunday (November 19, 2017) a campaign to expose the torture practiced in Bahrain.
AFP: Bahrain Temporarily Frees Female Activist
Bahrain has temporarily freed a female activist who has accused her government of torture in detention, rights groups said Monday.
Bahrain: Trial of 4 Civilians before Military Court Begins
A military court on Monday (October 23, 2017) began the first trial of 4 civilians, following a constitutional amendment allowing the military judiciary to try civilians.
Part of Child Mahdi Muftah’s Genitals Removed Days after His Arrest and Torture in CID
The news of transferring child Mahdi Muftah on Monday (October 16, 2017) to the military hospital to undergo an emergency surgery performed on his genitalia, less than a week after his arrest, caused a stir on social media outlets.
Child Mahdi Muftah Undergoes Surgery in Genitals Days after He was Arrested and Tortured
Activists on social media outlets said that the security authorities referred child Mahdi Ahmad Muftah, from Diraz, to the hospital to undergo a surgery in his genital organs, days after the authorities raided his house.
Reuters: Lawyers Accuse UK-Backed Bahrain Watchdogs over Torture Inquiry
A group of British human rights lawyers have accused Bahraini oversight bodies funded by Britain’s government of violating international law by allegedly failing to investigate torture allegations against two inmates on death row.
Al-Bilad Al-Qadeem: Khalil Al-Hayiki; A Life Worth Celebrating
On Tuesday September 5, 2017, a man named Khalil Ibrahim Isa Al-Hayiki passed away. Many probably don’t know who Al-Hayiki (Aba Ali) is, and they have the right not to, since he never worked for the sake of people knowing him.
HRW: Bahrain's Glossy PR Campaign Cannot be Allowed to Cover up its Complete Disregard of Substantive UPR Recommendations
Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged Bahrain to accept and implement the most important recommendations coming out of its 2017 UPR review regarding criminal justice reform and respect for all core human rights.
SIU Refers 3 Policemen to Trial over Charges of Beating Detainee
The Special Investigation Unit (SIU) affiliated to the Public Prosecution said that the unit investigated 52 complaints of allegations of torture, mistreatment and use of excessive force by policemen, during the second third of 2017, adding that it only referred 3 policemen to trial.
Press Conference for Bahraini Governmental Institution: Prisons are Free from Torture
Days after Amnesty issued its report in which it confirmed that Bahrain oppresses its dissidents, a Bahraini governmental institution asserted that prisons are free from any form of systematic torture and ill-treatment.