15 Int’l HR Groups Send Urgent Letter to World Powers: Bahrain's Reprisals against Alwadaei’s Family Must End
Fifteen international rights organizations, including Amnesty International, Reprieve, Reporters without Borders (RSF) and Index on Censorship, sent a joint letter to a number of world powers and international and UN groups to urgently raise, both publicly and privately, the case of Sayed Ahmad Alwadaei’s relatives.
Bahraini Court Upholds 10-Year Jail Term against 9 Defendants Accused of Burning Cleaning Truck
The Supreme Court of Appeals upheld a verdict sentencing 9 suspects to 10 years in prison with the execution of sentence, after the security authorities accused them of burning a truck affiliated to cleaning company in Bani Jamra.
Parliamentary Proposal Suggests Appointing Military, Security, Legal Attaches in 4 Bahraini Embassies Abroad
Members of Parliament demanded the government to appoint new military, security, and legal attaches in Bahraini 4 embassies abroad in light of the "vicious attacks Bahrain faces from international organizations".
Al-Hakim Criticizes World’s “Silence” Towards Incidents in Yemen and Bahrain
The National Iraqi Alliance chief, Sayed Ammar Al-Hakim slammed the major countries and international organizations for their silence towards what is happening in both Yemen and Bahrain.
NPWJ Firmly Condemns Sentence Issued against Sheikh Ali Salman
No Peace Without Justice condemned “astonishing increase in prison sentence...
Index on Censorship: Dissidents Still Face Threat of Statelessness & Deportation
Index on Censorship said in a statement published online that "Bahrain, in particular, has intensified the use of stripping citizenship from those who dissent or speak out in protest as a form of punishment" and that "these practices and threats should immediately cease and all those who have fallen victim should have their citizenship restored. It is their right."
Bahraini Parliament Forms 5 Minor Committees to Confront Reports of HR Groups Documenting Violations
Bahrain Mirror: The human rights committee in the Bahraini Parliament decided to form 5 separate units within the committee itself to divide and distribute human rights files that are full of violations documented by international human rights organizations in periodic reports.
ICUJP Honors Sheikh Maytham Al-Salman with 2015 Advocate of Peace Award
Bahrain Mirror: Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace (ICUJP) announced that it issued its 2015 Advocate for Peace Award to Sheikh Maytham Al-Salman, head of religious freedom unit at Bahrain Human Rights Observatory.
41 NGOs Urge Bahrain to Release Al-Signace as his Hunger Strike Exceeds 160 Days
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): A group of Bahraini and International Human Rights Organizations launched a joint appeal demanding the Bahraini government to release Dr. Abduljalil al-Singace, who has been on hunger strike for more than 160 days.