2019 Roundup: Loyalty not Enough for Gov’t Anymore, Sunni and Muslim Brotherhood Activists New Target of Security Apparatus in Bahrain
2019 was a gloomy year for the Al-Fateh Coalition and the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated movement. In 2019, the security services' grip expanded to reach Sunni activists, after it was previously confined to Shiites.
Bahrain: Vast Raid Campaign, 10 Citizens Arrested within Hours
The Bahraini authorities launched in the late hours of Tuesday (January 14) and Wednesday at dawn (January 15) a vast raid campaign, which resulted in the arrest of at least 10 citizens, according to "Rasd", a network specialized in security movements, raids and arrests.
Bahraini Regime Arrested Dozens of Citizens in Bahrain during Past Days: Al-Wefaq
The Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society said that the Bahraini regime arrested dozens of citizens during the past few days for fear of people taking to the streets.
30 Children Arrested during First Half of Year: GIDHR
The Gulf Institute for Democracy and Human Rights (GIDHR) said that it monitored the arbitrary arrest of 30 children between January and May 2019.
Children Arrested in Raids Campaign in Jidhafs
Raids campaign carried out at the dawn of Monday (August 19, 2019) led to the arrest of children in Jidhafs.
Police Demands Osama Al-Tamimi's Family to Hand him Over while He Still Receives Treatment
Human rights activist Ibtisam Al-Saegh said on her Instagram page that the police demanded family of former MP Osama Al-Tamimi to hand him over despite of his critical health condition as he is incapable of moving or speaking normally due to the brain stroke he suffered 5 days following his detention. It is noteworthy that Al-Tamimi is still receiving treatment in a private hospital.
Former MP Al-Tamimi Arrested after His House Surrounded and Raided
Human rights activist Ibtisam Al-Saegh reported from people close to former MP Osama Al-Tamimi their confirmation that forces from the interior ministry arrested him after surrounding his house yesterday night (August 6, 2019).
Bahrain Forum for Human Rights Launches Annual Report "Torture, the Master of Evidence" Today in Beirut
A press conference was organized by the Bahrain Forum for Human Rights in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, for the launch of its annual report for 2018, entitled: "Torture, the master of evidence".
11 Citizens Arrested Earlier Today from Abu Saiba
A vast security campaign led to the arrest of 11 citizens from Abu Saiba village after the raid of dozens of houses in Abu Saiba and Al-Shakhoura.
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.
Human Rights Campaigners "Upset" by David Beckham's Visit to Bahrain GP
Campaigners for democracy and human rights in Bahrain have criticised David Beckham and other British celebrities for attending Sunday's Formula One race in the Gulf state.
Human Rights Groups Urge F1 to Act over Jailed Bahraini Activist Najah Yousif
Small-scale protests against the Bahrain Grand Prix are expected across the country this weekend, according to the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (Bird), with the mass demonstrations that characterized the 2011 and 2012 meetings not likely to be repeated due to the climate of fear and crackdowns that now precede Formula One races in Bahrain.
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.
Saudi Arabia Temporarily Frees 3 Women Activists
Three out of nearly a dozen prominent Saudi women activists arrested over nine months ago were temporarily released on Thursday, state news agency SPA said, and sources told Reuters the rest were set to be freed on Sunday.
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.
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.
HRW Director Writes: F1 and "Racing to Repression in Bahrain"
Human Rights Watch published on its website an article to Minky Worden, Director of Global Initiatives, in which she criticized holding Formula One race in Bahrain amid ignorance of blatant human rights violations in Bahrain, which some of them are related to the same sport.
Trial of Political Detainees Accused of Putting Locally Made Bomb on King Fahd Causeway in 2013 Commences
A Bahraini court started considering a case of 3 political detainees accused of putting a locally made bomb on King Fahd Causeway in 2013, according to the authorities narrative.
Court Upholds 7-Year Jail Term against 3 Detainees over Charge of Attempting to Murder Policeman in Diraz
The High Appeals Court upheld 7-year jail term against two political detainees convicted, along with a third defendant, of attempting to murder a policeman at Diraz entrance.