BIRD, HRW and Reprieve: UK Foreign Office's Report on Bahrain Misleading, should be Corrected
Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy, Human Rights Watch and Reprieve criticized the UK Foreign Office's 2021 Human Rights and Democracy Report, issued on December 9, 2022, and confirmed that it is fraught with inaccuracies that whitewash Bahrain's appalling human rights record and risk enabling abusers.
MoI: 48 Beneficiaries of "Open Prisons", 4766 of "Alternative Penalties"
The Interior Ministry said that there are 48 beneficiaries of the "open prison program" and 4766 beneficiaries of "alternative punishment" since the actual application of the law.
130 NGOs Appeal to the Pope to Demand Release of Political Prisoners
130 human rights organizations and bodies issued a joint statement, calling on Pope Francis to adopt an initiative to urge the Bahraini authorities to end human rights violations.
Pope Urged to Talk of Human Rights, Political Prisoners, in Bahrain Visit: Reuters
Families of death row inmates in Bahrain appealed to Pope Francis on Monday to speak out against capital punishment and defend political prisoners during his trip to the Gulf state this week.
Is Interior Minister Wise Enough to Stop Sectarian Persecution?
Bahrain's Interior Minister Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa appeared as if he was wise and a sponsor of freedoms before Ashura, stressing that Bahrain is a country of tolerance and that security guarantees the commemoration of the occasion and the safety of mourners.
Detainees in Jaw Prison Punished for Commemorating "Eid Al-Ghadir"
Information revealed that Jaw Central Prison administration prevented detainees from calling their families and denied them visits because they commemorated "Eid Al-Ghadir", commemorated by Shiites on 18 Dhu Al-Hijjah.
Detainee Transferred to Solitary Confinement for Demanding Treatment: Audio Recording
In an audio recording from inside the prison, detainee Hussein Al-Sahlawi complained that he had been denied treatment, despite suffering from serious symptoms as a result of contracting Coronavirus last February.
Hussein Al-Sahlawi's Family Expresses Concern over his Safety due to Preventing him from Treatment
Family of detainee Hussein Al-Sahlawi has reiterated concerns for his safety as he complains of medical negligence, despite earlier demands to provide him treatment for the complications he suffers after being infected with Coronavirus.
Juveniles in Dry Dock Prison Denied Suhoor Meals since 5 days
Juveniles in the Dry Dock Prison complained that they have been denied Suhoor meals for more than five days, human rights groups reported.
Amnesty Annual Report: Bahrain Continues to Practice Torture, Suppress Freedoms and Violate Foreign Workers' Rights
Amnesty International's annual report, released on Tuesday (March 29), revealed in its special chapter on Bahrain that the Manama government has continued to commit serious human rights violations, including torture and other ill-treatment, and to suppress of freedom of expression and assembly.
Detainee's Wife Addresses Authorities: Treat my Husband before He Gets Paralyzed
The wife of political prisoner, Ali Hasan Hammad, said that her husband has launched a hunger strike after the Jaw Prison administration did not respond to his request for appropriate treatment for the severe pain in his back. She expressed fear that her husband would get paralyzed if he doesn't receive medical care.
Authorities Arrest 3 Citizens, Including Woman, over Charge of "Covering up" Escape of Detainee from Psychiatry
The Bahraini authorities decided to arrest 3 citizens on charge of covering up a political detainee who suffers psychological problems after escaping the psychiatry.
Crown Prince Directs to Form Committee to Investigate Circumstances of Inmate's Death
Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, directed (on February 10, 2022) the Minister of Interior Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, to form a committee tasked with investigating the circumstances of an inmate's death who had been arrested on various criminal charges.
Al-Wefaq: 16 Protests and 37 Security Raids Monitored during Fourth Week of January
Al-Wefaq Islamic National Society documented a number of violations practiced against citizens and detainees during the fourth week of January, most notably the arrest case of Ahmed Jaafar Ali, who was forcibly extradited by the Serbian authorities.
Procedures to Release Detainees Took more than 20 Hours
Human rights activist Ibtisam Al-Saegh said that the procedures to release detainees took more than 20 hours, dubbing these measures "exhausting".
Detainees Reject Breakfast Meals in Protest against Isolating Other Prisoners for More than 6 Months
Detainees in Jaw Prison said on Monday (January 24, 2022) that they rejected to receive breakfast meals in protest against the continuation of isolating prisoners in isolation rooms for more than 6 months.
Demands to Test Detainees after Spread of Coronavirus Symptoms
Human rights activist Ibtisam Al-Saegh said she has received many calls from the prison, indicating that the symptoms the prisoners are suffering are the same as those of Covid-19 symptoms.
Al-Wefaq: Courts Issued Total Prison Sentences of 38 Years, BD 400,000 Fine within One Week
The Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society said that it monitored more than 60 human rights violations against citizens and detainees within the second week of January.
GIDHR: INTERPOL Has Become Dangerous… Activists Handed over to Regime Tortured
The GIDHR issued a study entitled "Pursuit Beyond the Borders...We will Get You Wherever You Are" . The study sheds light on one of the methods the Bahraini authority uses to target opponents abroad. It also documents the danger that threatens individuals even after seeking asylee status that secures them protection.
GCHR: Campaign Demanding Release of Prisoners
The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) and over a dozen human rights groups are working together on a public campaign and related advocacy for the release of prisoners of conscience.