Angry Protests staged across Bahrain Rejecting Life Sentence Issued against Opposition Leader, Normalization with Israel
Hundreds of citizens took part in angry protests rejecting the life sentence issued by the appeals court against opposition leader and Al-Wefaq secretary-general Sheikh Ali Salman. Protestors also condemned the government’s normalization attempts with Israel.
Two Children Sentenced to 3 Years in Jail over Assembly Charge
The Fourth High Criminal Court sentenced two children to 3 years in jail over assembling in Diraz and acquiring Molotov, and fined each of them to 500 BD.
Court Upholds 3-Year Jail Term against 2 Suspects Accused of Planting Hoax Bomb in Al-Budai Street
The High Appeals Court upheld a 3-year jail term against suspect (22 years) accused of planting a fake bomb in Al-Budai, upheld a 3-year jail term against his companion (20 years) and ordered the confiscation of seized items.
One Month Jail Term Handed Down to Child over Assembly in Diraz
The Third Bahraini Minor Criminal Court acquitted a Bahraini child of the charge of Molotov cocktail possession due to lack of evidence, while sentencing him to one month in jail for his participation in an assembly.
Protests staged across Bahrain Calling for Elections Boycott
Hundreds of citizens took part in peaceful protests calling for boycott of Parliamentary and municipal elections organized by the authorities next month.
Diraz Sit-in Defendants’ Trial Adjourned until October 29
The First High Criminal Court in Bahrain adjourned the trial of 171 defendants, accused of involvement in an open sit-in outside the home of the spiritual leader of the Shiite majority in Bahrain, Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim, in what has become known as the "Diraz Raid."
Diraz: Grandson of Head of Delegation who Visited King Hamad Arrested
The Bahraini authorities arrested on Monday (September 10, 2018) at dawn Sayed Ali Sayed Mahdi (14 years) after raiding his house in Diraz.
5 Children Arrested in Diraz Despite Vows to Release Detained Children
The Bahraini authorities arrested at the early hours of Monday (September 10, 2018) 5 children after wide raid campaigns in Diraz.
Authorities Re-arrest Injured in Diraz Attack at Checkpoint, No News Reported about Him
The Bahraini security authorities arrested a youth, who was injured in Diraz attack in May 2017, at a checkpoint.
Diraz Residents Reject Gov’t Intervention in Imam Sadiq Mosque Friday Prayers
Residents of Diraz expressed their rejection of the Ministry of Justice's attempt to nominate a preacher for the Imam Sadiq Mosque in Diraz (the largest Shiite mosque in Bahrain), demanding "to lift their grip from this religious rite.”
Photos: Protest Staged in Diraz in Solidarity with Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim
Dozens of citizens took part in a protest after the noon prayers on Friday (July 20, 2018) in Diraz, in solidarity with Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim.
BFHR: Ending Security Siege does not Eliminate Right to Hold Individuals Accountable
The Bahrain Forum for Human Rights (BFHR) said that ending the security siege on the Shiite Diraz village, resided by over 20 thousand citizens, which lasted nearly 750 days does not eliminate the right to hold individuals accountable.
Bahrain: After 2-Years Siege, Bahraini Authorities Remove Barriers, Open Diraz's Entrances
Eyewitnesses said that the security authorities lifted the siege imposed on Diraz village, hometown of spiritual leader of Shia majority Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim, after about 25 months.
Appeals: 10-Year Jail Term handed down to 9 Suspects Accused of Burning Armored Vehicle in Diraz
The High Appeals Court upheld a 10-year jail term against 9 suspects accused of setting an armored vehicle affiliated with the Interior Ministry to fire, assembling and acquiring Molotov.
Appeal Court: 12 Defendants Sentenced from 3 Years Up to life imprisonment for Detonating Bomb in Diraz
The first Bahraini High Court of Appeal upheld a life sentence against three appellants, as well as upholding a five-year prison sentence of another, all convicted in the case involving a bomb blast and attempted murder of police in Al-Diraz in 2014.
Court Sentences Suspect to 3-Year Jail Term, 8 Others to 1-Year Jail Term over Burning Ties in Diraz
The Fourth High Criminal Court handed down 3-year jail term to a suspect and 1-year jail term to 8 others accused of burning tires in Diraz.
Court Issues Sentences Ranging between 3 and 7 Years in Prison against 9 Suspects Accused of Attacking Police Patrol in Diraz
The Fourth High Criminal Court sentenced 9 protestors to prison terms ranging between 3 and 9 years over attacking police patrol in Diraz using Molotov cocktails.
Driver who Hit Girl and Ran Arrested Pending Investigation, Referred to Trial
Traffic Prosecution President Hussain Al-Buali said that the traffic prosecution started its investigation in the case of a video that went viral on social media outlets on June 4, 2018, showing a hit-an-run accident.
Appeals: 7-Year Jail Term Handed down to Suspect over Attacking Police in Diraz
The First Criminal Appeals Court decided to commute the 10-year jail verdict issued against suspect accused of attempting to kill policemen to 7 years in jail, after it changed his charge from attempting to murder to attacking the bodily integrity of 2 policemen.
6 Defendants Sentenced to Life in Prison over Blasting Bomb Near Diraz Park
The Fourth High Criminal Court sentenced 6 suspects to life in prison over planting a bomb near Diraz park, detonating it and injuring two policemen.