AP: Prominent Bahraini Activist Sentenced to 2 Years Prison
One of Bahrain’s most prominent activists was sentenced Monday to two years in prison in a verdict that rights groups say is the latest in a years-long crackdown on dissent that has seen all political opposition groups disbanded and activists jailed or forced into exile.
HRW Condemns Sentence against Rajab, Says Verdict Reveals Sham Nature of Bahrain Judiciary
Human Rights Watch (HRW) condemned the verdict issued today by a Bahraini court, sentencing prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, to two years in prison.
Nabeel Rajab Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison for TV Interviews that “Undermined the Prestige of the State”
A Bahraini court sentenced prominent human rights activist and president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) Nabeel Rajab, to a two-year prison term, in a case involving television interviews in 2015 and 2016, which the authorities said would "undermine its prestige".
The Guardian: Bahrain Rearrests Activist who accused Security Forces of Sexual Assault
Bahrain has rearrested a prominent human rights advocate who has accused the country’s security services of torturing and sexually assaulting her during her previous arrest in May, The Guardian reported.
Ibtisam Al-Saegh Calls Family amid Extreme State of Distress
The family of detained activist Ibtisam Al-Saegh expressed deep concern over her health after a phone call, during which she seems in distress.
Mohammad Khalil Arrested amid Campaign Targeting Activists
Bahraini authorities arrested at dawn Tuesday (July 4, 2017), Bahraini activist Mohammad Khalil, after breaking into his house in Karzakan, South West of Manama.
VICE News Obtains Audio Recording from Rajab: Not Feeling Well Physically, Have High Morale
VICE News obtained an audio recording from Nabeel Rajab saying that “Praise to God, although I’m not feeling well physically and in pain as I’ve been in solitary confinement for a whole year, I assure you that I have very high morale because I believe in my cause and believe in the goal that we’re struggling for.”
ADHRB Condemns NSA Targeting of Son of Bahraini Dissident Sheikh Hassan Sultan
Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) said that amid an ongoing campaign of reprisals against human rights defenders and political activists, Bahrain’s National Security Agency (NSA) has recently summoned Mohammad Hasan Sultan, the son of a former parliamentarian for the arbitrarily dissolved Al-Wefaq opposition society.
BCHR: Nabeel Rajab Faces Worsening Mistreatment, Denied Access to Lawyers and Family
BCHR stated that its president, Nabeel Rajab, whose health is deteriorating, was prevented from having immediate access to his family and lawyers.
European MPs Call for Nabeel Rajab’s Release on Arrest Anniversary
On the anniversary of Nabeel Rajab’s arrest, 37 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) from different political groups sent an open letter to Federica Mogherini, urging her to call for his immediate release.
6 Human Rights Organizations Reveal Bahraini Activists & Bloggers are Tortured, Forced to Suspend Activities
Six human rights organization said that some activists and bloggers were recently summoned to the National Security building, and were subject to torture and sexual assault to force them into suspending their human rights and media activism.
Nabeel Rajab’s Case Adjourned Until June 12, Lawyer Permitted to Meet him at Kalaa Hospital
The Third Minor Criminal Court adjourned on Tuesday (May 30, 2017) the second cause raised against prominent Bahraini activist Nabeel Rajab until June 12, 2017, while he remains in detention.
Bahrain’s Activists under Pressure: Either Work as Informants for Regime or Face Retaliation
It’s no wonder that Bahrain’s name was mentioned in the international campaign launched by Amnesty International aimed at recognizing human rights defenders and protecting them.
Contact with Detained Figures in Jaw Prison Lost since 9 Days
Human rights activist Hussein Jawad Pervez said that contact with his father (Mohammad Jawad Pervez) and other detained figures in Jaw prison has been lost since 9 days.
Nizar Al-Qari to his Family: Bury Me Next to My Sister, Amnesty Launches Appeal for his Release
Amnesty International launched on Monday (May 15, 2017) an appeal to release detainee Nizar Al-Qari, indicating that he is being tortured while in detention.
Reuters: Three Activists Held in Bahrain after UK Horse Show Protest
Bahraini security forces detained family members of three U.K.-based activists on Saturday over their protests against the Gulf king's attendance at a royal horse show in Britain, one of the activists said.
Authorities Detain Activist Isa Al-A'ali's Father, Summon his Mother after Son Joins Anti-King Protest in UK
The UK-based Bahraini activist Isa Al-A'ali said that the Bahraini authorities arrested his father and summoned his mother over his participation in an anti-King protest.
Bahraini Authorities Arrest Father of Activist with Revoked Citizenship Yousef Al-Houri
The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) said it received reports that Bahraini authorities arrested the father of Bahraini activist whose citizenship was revoked, Youssef Al-Houri.
Al-Wefaq Shura Member Nizar Al-Qarea'a Detained for 30 Days Pending Interrogation
The Public Prosecution decided to detain Al-Wefaq Shura member, activist Nizar Al-Qarea'a, for 30 days pending interrogation.
Geneva 2017 Sees no Activists from Bahrain: Does HRC Need another Evidence?
It’s been 5 years since the United Nations issued 176 recommendations to the Government of Bahrain to reform the deteriorating human rights status. Bahrain has been a country full of torture, killing, labor dismissals and sectarian persecution.