Bahrain Overturns Stripping of 92 Shiites’ Citizenship
A Bahraini appeals court overturned a decision to strip the citizenship of 92 Shiites jailed for plotting to form an Iran-linked "terror" group, a judicial source said Sunday.
2018: Year that Recorded Highest Number of Citizenship Revocation in Bahrain, Over 800 in Total since 2011
The revocation of citizenship in Bahrain after 2018 has become no more than a symbolic punitive measure— a pattern and part of a clear plan to purge the country of the opposition at any price, or perhaps a plan to change the country's demographic makeup the quickest way possible, even by the most brutal means.
Salam Issues Report Entitled “Citizens without Citizenships”: 807 Stripped of Nationalities between 2015 and 2019
Salam for Democracy and Human Rights issued a report about the issue of stripping Bahraini citizens of their nationalities as punishment against the political stances they take. This retaliation has increased over the past 4 years, with Bahrainis, whose citizenships were revoked, reaching 807.
Court Issues 10-Year Jail Term against 17 Suspects, Revokes them of Citizenship over Assembling in Al-Ekr
The Fourth High Criminal Court sentenced on Tuesday (February 19, 2019) 17 suspects to 10 years in jail and revoked their citizenship over assembling in Al-Ekr.
Court Issues Life Sentences to 2 Defendants, 10-Year Jail Term to 6 Others, Revokes Citizenship of 3 over Political Case
The Fourth High Criminal Court issued life sentences to 6 defendants, 10-year jail term to 6 others, 5-year jail term to a defendant and 3-year jail term to 3 others and revoked the citizenship of 3.
Life Sentence Handed down to 3 Bahrainis, Citizenship Stripped from 5 Others in Politically-Motivated Case
The Fourth High Criminal Court sentenced 3 defendants to life in jail and 300 BD fine, it also sentenced two others to 5 years and a suspect to 7 years in jail. The court ordered the revocation of all the suspects' citizenships.
Bahrain: Unabated Repression, HRW Says in Its 2019 World Report
Human Rights Watch issued its 2019 world report on human rights around the globe, in which it said that the Bahraini authorities continue repression in Bahrain through targeting dissidents and attacking freedom of expression and assembly.
Number of Bahrainis Stripped of their Nationalities Exceeds 800: SALAM
SALAM for Democracy and Human Rights said that the number of citizens whose nationalities were revoked exceeded 800 Bahrainis, with the increasing use of the judiciary for punishment despite international convictions.
Bill Law: Number of Bahrainis Stripped of their Nationality Equivalent to 1 Million Britons Made Stateless
Gulf analyst Bill Law criticized the ongoing policy of revoking the citizenships of Bahrainis, highlighting that the number of Bahrainis who have been stripped of their citizenship is now close to one thousand in a country with an indigenous population of 650,000.
Bahrain Revoked Citizenships of 762 Citizens since 2012: Salam
Salam for Democracy and Human Rights said that 762 citizens were stripped of their nationalities for political reasons since 2012.
Bahrain Will Face in Near Future Many Problems of Its Own Making, Amnesty’s Davin Kenney
International mechanisms have not done much to address deprivation of citizenship in Bahrain, said Davin Kenney, Amnesty International’s Gulf researcher.
Reuters: Bahrain Court Revokes Citizenship of 115 People on Terrorism Charges
A court in Bahrain revoked the citizenship of 115 people and gave 53 of them life sentences on terrorism charges, the public prosecutor said on Tuesday, in one of the most severe rulings yet in the Gulf island kingdom.
AFP: Bahrain Sentences 24 Shiites to Jail, Revokes Nationality
A Bahrain court sentenced 24 Shiite citizens to prison and stripped them of their nationality after finding them guilty of forming a "terrorist group", a Bahraini judicial source said Thursday.
Cassation Court Rejects Appeals of 5 Suspects Accused of Joining Saraya Al-Ashtar, Upholds Stripping them of Citizenships
The Cassation Court rejected the appeals of 4 defendants accused of joining Saraya Al-Ashtar and ruled the inadmissibility of the appeal of the fifth suspect, in a case that included 12 convicts whose sentences range between life sentence and 7 years in prison, as well as the revocation of their citizenships.
Security Authorities Inform Sheikh Abdullah Al-Daqaq’s Wife She’s been Stripped of her Nationality & Expel her from Country
The security authorities in Bahrain informed Shiite opposition cleric Sheikh Abdullah Al-Daqaq’s wife that her nationality has been revoked and deported her from the country hours after her arrival in Bahrain.
Death Penalty, Life Term Sentence, Citizenship Revocation and 3-Year Jail Term to Defendants over Al-Ekr Blast
The Fourth High Criminal Court today issued on Monday (June 19, 2017) death penalty sentence against the first suspect, life imprisonment against the second one and 3-year jail term against 7 others over Al-Ekr blast that claimed the life of Fakhriya Msallam. The court also revoked the citizenships of the two first suspects.
Geneva: UK Criticizes Bahrain’s Resorting to Death Penalties & Citizenship Revocation
The UK criticized Bahrain adopting policies of death penalties and citizenship revocations.
AFP: Bahrain Jails 36 Shiites, Strips them of Citizenship
A court in Bahrain Tuesday jailed 36 Shiites convicted of forming a “terrorist” group to attack police, and stripped them of their citizenship, a judicial source said. Three of those sentenced received life terms, while the rest were jailed for between three and 10 years, the source said.
BFHR Issues Its Annual Report: Violations became More Systematic, 2389 Violations Documented in 2016
Bahrain Forum for Human Rights (BFHR) said that it documented 2389 violations in 2016. In its annual report entitled “Bahrain…The Map of Persecution: Undermining Civil Society”, BFHR said that the number of human rights violations in Bahrain has increased more than ever and in a more systematic manner.
Conference in London Discusses “Nationality Revocation” with Participation of MPs and MEPs
A human rights forum is to be held in the British Capital, London on Monday (October 31, 2016) entitled “The International Human Rights Challenge on Arbitrary Revocation of Citizenship: Bahrain & The Gulf, the Dominican Republic, Myanmar and beyond”.