Activist Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja Wins Top Human Rights Award
Human rights defender and prisoner of conscience, Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, won the Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders.
Imprisoned HR Activist Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja Applies for Alternative Penalty Code
Human rights activist Maryam Al-Khawaja said that her father, Abdulhadi Al-Khawaj, human rights activist who is sentenced to life imprisonment, had submitted a letter to the Interior Ministry's Sentence Execution Directorate to take advantage of the alternative penalty code.
Freedom House in 2021 Annual Report: Bahrain "Not Free", Activist Subjected to Spying, Attacks
Freedom House Organization said in its 2021 annual report, published on its official website, that "Internet freedom in Bahrain remains restricted. Authorities continued to block websites and forced the removal of online content, particularly social media posts criticizing the government."
HR Activist Ibtisam Al-Saegh Prevented from Entering Saudi Arabia
Human Rights activist Ibtisam Al-Saegh said that the Saudi authorities prevented her from entering Saudi Arabia without mentioning the reasons.
American Foreign Policy Adds Nabeel Rajab to List of Global Thinkers
The American Foreign Policy magazine added Nabeel Rajab to a list of 100 figures whom it described as global thinkers and doers who had a profound impact on the planet in the last 12 month.
Bahrain Center for Dialogue and Tolerance Documented Detention of over 5,000 Prisoners of Conscience in Bahrain
The Bahrain Center for Dialogue and Tolerance said it documented the arrest of more than 5,000 prisoners of conscience, as well as 200 victims of excessive use of force, murder and torture, the Middle East Monitor website reported.
UN Puts Bahrain among 38 Countries Practicing “shameful” Reprisals on Rights Activists
The United Nations listed 38 “shameful” countries including China and Russia which it said had carried out reprisals or intimidation against people cooperating with it on human rights through killings, torture and arbitrary arrests.
Amnesty: Denying Elderly Prisoners from Treatment in Bahrain is Unbelievable
The Bahraini authorities have for over a year deliberately denied proper medical care for four elderly jailed activists, Hassan Mshaima, Abdel-Jalil Al-Singace, Abdel-Wahab Hussain and Abdel-Jalil Al-Miqdad, subjecting them to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment and putting their lives at risk, Amnesty International said on Monday (August 6, 2018).
Bahrain: Opposition Activists Receive Threatening Messages from Instagram Account
A number of opposition activists received threatening messages from an instagram account claiming he is a lieutenant in the interior ministry named Truki Al-Majed.
Activists: Female Prisoners Involved in Drugs and Prostitution Cases Benefit from Alternative Punishment Law
Activists confirmed that the female prisoners who were released by the Bahraini authorities within the framework of the new alternative penalties are criminal prisoner involved in drug abuse and prostitution.
Haji Sumoud Released following 6 Months of Arrest
The security authorities in Bahrain released on Sunday (April 29, 2018) activist Haj Majid Abdullah, known as "Haji Sumoud”.
Imprisoned Bahraini Activist Attends Daughter’s Wedding in Sharia Court
Imprisoned human rights activist Naji Fateel celebrated the wedding of his daughter, Alyaa, as he was transferred to the Sharia courts to attend the event.
Court Refuses to Release Detainee Zeinab Maki, Postpones her Case until May 23
A Bahraini court postponed on Thursday (April 19, 2018) the case of detainee Zeinab Maki until May 23, with her continued detention.
Detainee Madeena Ali Suffers New Health Setback, Says Activist
director of Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei said political detainee Madeen Ali suffered a health setback at the Isa Town Women’s Prison.
AP: Bahrain Bars Entry to Danish MP, European Rights Activist
A rights group says Bahrain has denied entry to a Danish lawmaker and a European rights activist who were attempting to enter the country to visit a detained Bahraini-Danish citizen.
Reuters: Bahrain Denies Entry to Danish Lawmaker who Planned Visit to Jailed Activist
Bahrain refused entry on Wednesday to a Danish lawmaker and an Irish human rights campaigner who were intending to visit a prominent Bahraini-Danish activist in jail, a Bahraini human rights group said.
Reuters: Exiled Rights Activist Accuses Bahrain of Persecuting Kin
Sayed Ahmed AlWadaei, a prominent Bahraini rights campaigner exiled in Britain, said on Saturday a Bahraini court had sentenced his wife to two months in jail in absentia this week and that his mother-in-law had begun a hunger strike in jail.
Reuters: Fugitive Bahrainis Die at Sea En Route to Iran in Unexplained Circumstances
Three suspected Bahrainis wanted on terrorism charges died at sea in unexplained circumstances this month and another is missing, activists said, after they appear to have fled the country by boat headed for Iran.
Reuters: Bahraini Exile Campaigns against Crackdown in Gulf Island State
Stripped of his Bahraini citizenship and living in London exile, rights activist Sayed Ahmed Al-Wadaei says he speaks for the hundreds of opposition figures made voiceless by imprisonment back home.
Activists & Tweeters Express Rage after Extremist Mohammed Khalid’s Insults against Twelver Shia’s Imam Mahdi & Authorities Indifference
A tweet posted by former MP hardliner Mohammed Khalid led to an outburst of rage among tweeters and activists for what they considered to be an insult towards their Imam Mahdi (the twelfth Shia Imam).