Open Democracy: Bahrain, An Oasis of Religious Freedom in the Middle East?
Bahrain Declaration of Religious Tolerance stands in such stark contrast to remarks made by US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, where he cited Bahrain as one of the world’s leading violators of the right to freedom of religion or belief.
Bahrain’s Interior Ministry Forces Target Annual Ashura Religious Manifestations this Morning
Bahrain’s Interior Ministry forces launched a campaign today, targeting religious manifestations of Ashura, a religious occasion commemorated annually by Shia citizens in the country.
Human Rights Watch: Saudi Religion Textbooks Promote Intolerance and Hatred against Shia, Sufis, Christians & Jews
Saudi Arabia’s school religious studies curriculum contains hateful and incendiary language toward religions and Islamic traditions that do not adhere to its interpretation of Sunni Islam, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday.
August 2017: Chambers of Death Report Makes International Media Headlines, US Criticizes Bahrain's Religious Freedoms Record
Three Bahraini human rights organizations issued a report entitled “Chambers of Death”, which was widely received by both the human rights and media communities, having successfully and accurately documented the crimes of the national security agency.
What’s Inside US Department of State Religious Freedoms Report regarding Bahrain?
In the report it recently issued about 2016 International Religious Freedom Report, the US Department of State discussed Bahrain’s condition and tackled some unresolved issues in this file.
NIHR Says US Religious Freedom Report is “Unfounded Theories”
The National Institute for Human Rights (NIHR) described the 2016 International Religious Freedom Report that was launched on August 15, 2017 as unfounded theories.
US Report: Saudi Arabia and Bahrain Are Worst Persecutors of Religious Minorities
The United States issued its annual religious freedom report on Tuesday, slamming its allies in the Gulf, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, for persecuting religious minorities.
Reuters: Tillerson Raps Some U.S. Allies for Religious Freedom Violations, Slams IS
U.S. allies including Saudi Arabia and Bahrain did not uphold principles of religious freedom in 2016, while Islamic State has carried out "genocide" against religious minorities, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday.
PHOTOS: Citizens Pray at Al-Alawiyat Mosque, Demolished by Bahraini Authorities in 2011
Shia Muslims in Bahrain held evening prayers at the Al-Alawiyat Mosque, which was demolished by the Bahraini authorities in 2011.
Sheikh Maytham Al-Salman: Gov’t Seeks Alternative Obedient Political, Civil Society
Bahraini human rights defender of religious freedoms Sheikh Maytham al-Salman, believed that the Bahraini government is seeking the formation of an alternative political and civil society, obedient to it.
Sheikh Maytham Al-Salman to RFI: Once I Set Foot in Bahrain, Authorities would Ban my Travel if not Arrest Me
In an interview with Radio France Internationale (RFI), Sheikh Maytham Al-Salman noted that meeting with other religious clerics who call for dialogue and respect for political rights is becoming more difficult in Bahrain. He clarified that the Bahraini authorities are banning all forms of civil activities.
US Affiliated Commission Categorizes Bahrain for First Time among Counties that Violate Religious Freedoms
The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) stressed that the religious freedom for the majority-Shi’a community deteriorated, stating that there was a sharp increase in the number of interrogations, arrests, convictions, and arbitrary detentions of Shi’a Muslim clerics, in particular most senior Shi’a cleric in Bahrain, Sheikh Isa Qassim, whose citizenship was arbitrarily stripped by authorities in June.
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.
Safaa Al-Khawaja: Jaw Prison Detainee Beaten for Reciting Dua'a Kumail
Human rights activist Safaa Al-Khawaja, quoted families of detainees in Jaw Central Prison as saying that the prison's police bet one of the detainees for reciting Dua'a Kumail on Thursday night, and that he was returned to the prison cell while suffering from fatigue due to beating.
Hunger Strike in Jaw Prison Building #4 in Protest against Attacking Worshippers
Detainees held in building 4 in Jaw Prison declared going on a hunger strike (Sunday December 11, 2016) in protest of a guard attacking detainees performing prayers.
Appeals Court Commutes Mulla Habib Al-Dirazi’s Prison term to 6 Months over Diraz Assembly Case
Lawyer Sadiq Al-Dirazi said that the second criminal “appeals” court amended the one-year prison term against Mulla Habib Al-Dirazi making it 6 months only.
Salam Documents 199 Violations During Ashura, Highest Rate since 4 Years
Salam for Democracy and Human Rights issued a special report about the violations practiced against the Shia majority in Bahrain during Ashura this year.
Photos: Mass Protest in Diraz Condemning Sectarian Persecution
A crowd protest was staged in Diraz, condemning the sectarian persecution and noose tightening against Shia in Bahrain.
Authorities Continue to Ban Largest Friday Prayer in Diraz
The Bahraini authorities have continued to prevent the Shia majority from performing their largest Friday prayer in the Imam Al-Sadiq mosque in Diraz for the 15th consecutive week.
Authorities Continue to Prevent Shia from Performing Largest Friday Prayer in Diraz
The Bahraini authorities continued its siege in Diraz that has been imposed since over 4 months. The authorities also continued to prevent the Shia majority from performing their largest Friday prayer in the Imam Al-Sadiq mosque in Diraz.