A Letter to Judges I Don’t Know: Release My Mother Fatima Al-Nasif
I want to send a humane appeal to the judiciary in Riyadh. My name is Shahed and I am 15 years old. I haven’t heard the voice of my mother, Fatima Al-Nasif, for over 10 days. I heard from her prison inmates that she was taken to trial in Riyadh last week. We were waiting for her return to the General Investigations Directorate prison in Dammam. Yesterday (Monday) was our weekly phone call date. We waited for a call from her to tell us any information about her trial, but we didn’t receive any heartwarming news.
Bahrainis Reject their Gov't Stance, Stand against "Disgraceful" Deal of Century
The Trump administration organized an economic workshop in Bahrain on June 25 and 26, purportedly aimed at resolving the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Under the title "Peace to Prosperity", the White house seeks to undermine Palestine, its people, and rights.
Democracy Key to Securing the Future of Bahrain's Young
In April, the King of Bahrain announced a new Royal Directive aimed at embracing Bahraini youth who he describes as "the nations source of strength". Whilst details of what this directive will actually concretely mean are yet to be announced - or indeed whether this is anything more than empty rhetoric - one thing should be certain; the youth of Bahrain are concerned with political reform and until this happens the future of the country will not reflect their aspirations.
Diyaa Ayyad: Life Term against Bahrain’s Mandela: ‘Incriminating Evidence’ Constitute Evidence for his Acquittal
Through the incriminating evidence the ruling family presented via the judiciary, it was, in fact, providing evidence for Sheikh Ali Salman’s acquittal, according to observers.
Emile Nakhle: Jassim Murad's Passing Left Void in Modern History of Bahrain
Jassim Murad carried the torch of modern Bahrain. He believed that Bahrainis were entitled to freedoms of speech, assembly, and thought and that all citizens were equal under the law.
Alessia Caizzone: Bahrain, Be Careful What You Call Democracy
The electoral history of the small kingdom of Bahrain, which is getting ready for fake elections on November 24th.
The Bu Keshmah Tales: With Your Vote, You fall in a Trap while Smiling
A person enthusiast about the elections asked “Bu Keshmah” about his opinion regarding participation in the electoral process.
Baqer Darwish: Electronic Flies in Bahrain
Sectarian instigation that the administration of Bahrain Television has worked on succeeded in preparing the conditions for programming hate speech and incitement in the official press and on social media sites locally.
Bahrain: My Name is Red
When Turkish author Orhan Pamuk gave the floor to the color "Red" to be a narrator in one of his greatest novels (My Name is Red), he gave the most powerful and symbolic color the honors of being an insider, and telling the tale.
Anti-Shia Bias Driving Saudi Arabia Unrest, Adam Coogle
“We were too scared to leave our homes, and most of the shops were shut down or burned,” a resident of Awamiya, in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern province, told me this month.
Eman Shams Eldeen: Human Rights Defenders Under Winds Blow
There has been an increase in the number of assaults on human rights activists in the Arab world after the so-called Arab Spring, ranging from attacks initiated by the ruling authorities, beyond torture and threats, to accusing them of treason and conspiracy abroad; an accusation punishable by death in some countries.
Mohammad Sahwan: The Cultural Activist and Intellectual Martyr
Bahrain has lost one of its sensible intellectual youths in one of the country's political prisons. Bahrain has lost the resilient martyr, Mohammad Mulla Hassan Sahwan, an exceptional figure in the Bahraini scene.
Middle East Eye: A Challenge to Bahrain's Rulers from an ex-MP, Let's Talk
My challenge is clear to the authorities. The opposition wants dialogue and has consistently said this on a regular basis for the past six years.
Sarah Haidar: To the Youth of Bahrain; a Love Letter
You taught us that living on the edge, in your love story, is not adventurous and naïve, it is rather brave and marvelous to see people stepping on their ego and swallowing their pride, to save a breed of humans and ethics, which has become very rare to see or view in this vicious and dark world.
Marc Owen Jones: MOI’s Killing of Three Bahrainis Leaves Lots of Unanswered Questions
Three of a group of ten people, who were allegedly escaping to Iran, were killed yesterday in Bahrain. Redha Abdulla Isa Al Ghasra, 29, a fugitive sentenced to 79 years and life imprisonment, Mahmood Yousif Habib Hasan Yahya, 22, and Mustafa Yousif Yousif Abd Ali, 35, while others were injured and arrested.
Abdulghani Al-Khanjar: “Jaw” Novel Hit Me with Wave of Emotions, I Felt Everything
It took me seven hours to read all the chapters of the novel “Jaw”. Indeed, I re-lived the agony of this story, from beginning to end.
Ali Abdulemam: Jihad, What Immense Suffering You Recount in “Jaw”!
There is always a big difference between experiencing pain and writing or reading about it. There is something unique about reading about a similar struggle you went through for a period of time.
Zainab Al-Khawaja: “Jaw” Novel, A Story of Resilience
This book comes to you from behind prison walls in Bahrain. It is not the story of someone who was once in prison, it is the voice of someone who still is.
S. Yousif Al-Muhafdah: Is Bahrain the New Breeding Ground for Political Extremism?
How the government’s unprecedented crackdown on civil society and human rights might foster the radicalization of some of its citizens.
Former Bahraini MP Ali Alaswad: John Kerry's Visit to Bahrain Is an Opportunity that Can't be Missed
Resigned Bahraini MP Ali Alaswad addressed the upcoming visit of US Secretary of State John Kerry to the Kingdom of Bahrain, describing it as an opportunity that cannot afford to be missed.