RSF Condemns Sudden Arrest of HR Activist Ahmed Mansoor, Urges UAE to Release him along with 2 Others
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemned well-known blogger and human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor’s sudden arrest two days ago (March 19, 2017) in the United Arab Emirates, as well as the UAE’s decision to keep another blogger, Osama Al-Najjar, in prison and the three-year jail term that a UAE court has imposed on Jordanian journalist Tayseer Al-Najjar, urging the Emirati authorities to free them immediately and unconditionally.
Authorities Release Human Rights Activist Returning from Geneva, Confiscate her Passport
The security Bahraini authorities released human rights activist Ibtisam Al-Saegh after holding her for several hours at Bahrain’s International Airport while returning from Geneva, where she took part in 34th session of the Human Rights Council along with a Bahraini delegation.
UAE Arrests Prominent Activist for Incitement
The United Arab Emirates arrested political activist Ahmed Mansoor on charges of spreading sectarianism and hatred on social media, state news agency WAM reported on Tuesday, in a move criticized by rights groups.
Pakistani Activists Lead Twitter Campaign in Solidarity with Sheikh Isa Qassim #Justice4IsaQassim
Pakistani activists said they will lead a social media campaign via twitter, in support of the Bahrain religious leader, Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim.
Bahraini Activist Maasouma Al-Sayed Released after 6 Months in Prison
Bahraini forces released on Friday (February 17, 2017) activist Maasouma Al-Sayed, after spending 6 months in prison over charges of “illegal” assembly.
Safaa Al-Khawaja: Authorities in Bahrain are Using Measures that Hinder Real Equality for Violations’ Victims
Bahrain Center for Human Rights member Safaa Al-Khawaja said that the authorities in Bahrain are still using measures that hinder the real equality for the victims of violations, which is contradictory to the principles of the transitional justice in the international bill.
MoI Asks for Information on Bahraini Accused of "Terrorism" Charges
The Ministry of Interior announced Friday (February 3, 2017) that the search continues for a Bahraini young man who is wanted in a number of terrorist cases.
Prosecution Arrests Three Citizens including a Child over Assembly Charge
Family and Child Prosecution chief Moza Al-Naar said that the Public Prosecution received a notice from Hamad station stating that on January 22, 2017 at about 3:30 PM, a group of 15 persons assembled in Shahrakan and set fire to a water tank. When the policemen arrived, the protestors hurled Molotov against them.
Authorities Carry out Raids in Sitra, Arrest Dozens of Citizens
Security forces carried out a wide raid campaign in Sitra that led to arresting at least dozens of citizens, according to information published on social media outlets.
Authorities Summon Activist Ibtisam Al-Saegh for Interrogation Tomorrow
Social media activists said that the Bahraini authorities summoned activist Ibtisam Al-Saegh for interrogation tomorrow (Sunday, January 22, 2017) at Muharraq police station.
Bahrain Rejects UN Criticizing Statements on Execution of 3 Political Dissidents
Bahrain condemned the United Nations’ statements that criticized the regime’s execution of 3 political dissidents.
HRW 2017 World Report: Bahrain, Accelerated Repression Jeopardizes Activists
Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in its 2017 World Report that “Bahrain stepped up its repression of activists and government critics during 2016”.
New Photo of Redha Al Ghasra Steers Speculations on his Whereabouts outside Bahrain
Activists published on Wednesday (January 4, 2017) a photo of Redha Al Ghasra, saying it was new. Al Ghasra was one of the 10 prisoners who were able to escape Jaw Prison on January 1.
New Campaign on Twitter Demanding Release of Nabeel Rajab under Hashtag #IRunNabeelRajabAccount
On Monday (December 12, 2016) night, hashtags #IRunNabeelRajabAccount and #ITweetFromNabeelRajabAccount were widely circulated on Twitter, in both English and Arabic languages, in a supporting campaign for Nabeel Rajab.
Photos: Authorities Tighten Security Siege on Diraz, Ban Shia from Performing Largest Friday Prayer
Social media activists published on Friday (December 2, 2016) photos showing tightening of the security siege that has been imposed on Diraz since months.
Reuters: Bahraini Rights Lawyer Charged with Insulting State Institutions-HRW
Bahraini authorities have put a prominent human rights lawyer on trial for charges that include insulting state institutions, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Thursday, in a further crackdown on dissent.
Kuwait Prevents Bahrain Teachers’ Association President Mahdi Abu Deeb from Entering its Territories
President of (dissolved) Bahrain Teachers’ Association and former detainee Mahdi Abu Deeb said that Kuwait prevented him from entering its territories through the airport on Monday (November 28, 2016) night, without presenting any justifications.
Bahrain’s Public Prosecution Accuses Journalist Ahmed Radhi of Assembling
Journalist Ahmed Radhi said that the Bahraini Public Prosecution summoned him on Thursday (November 24, 2016) for interrogation and accused him of assembling.
Public Prosecution Accuses Bahraini Activist of Inciting Hatred against Regime
The Bahraini Public Prosecution charged rights activist Ibtisam al-Saegh of “inciting hatred against the regime, destabilizing the state’s security, and threatening civil peace.”
Health Ministry: Penalty for Misusing Social Media May Reach Dismissal from Work
Social media activists circulated notice issued by Bahraini Health Ministry calling for commitment to government decision issued on August 15, 2016.