Al-Salman Hails Initiatives to Release Large Number of Convicts, Calls for Clearing Prisons of Political Prisoners
The acting president of BCHR Nidal Al-Salman commented on the release of a number of convicts as part of the alternative penalty law by saying that “the initiatives issued by the King of Bahrain to release convicts in cases of opinion, whether by royal pardon or through the implementation of the alternative penalty law, are appreciated.”
530 Inmates Granted Alternative Penalties
Public Prosecutor Ali Fadhl Al-Bouainain announced that a group of 530 inmates who served half of their jail terms have been released from rehabilitation and reform centers after replacing their remaining sentences with non-custodial penalties.
Bahraini Jaw Prison’s Mood during Gulf Cup Final
Cameras captured moments of joy that Bahrain witnessed after winning the Gulf Cup for the first time since the tournament started 50 years ago.
New Austerity Measures on Jaw Prisoners: Medication Unavailable, Prisoners Forced to Buy Medicines at Own Expenses
It seems that the Jaw Prison Administration is practicing new austerity measures and is violating the prisoners’ rights and need for treatment and medicine. Prisoners reported that medicines whose prices don’t exceed 7BD will not be available at the prison’s clinic and that convicts have to buy them from outside prison at their own expense.
French Parliamentarians Speak of Official Crackdown Campaign against Political Prisoners in Bahrain
A number of French MPs talked about the increasing human rights violations in Bahrain, particularly violations against political prisoners.
HRW: Bahraini Authorities Deny Prisoners Adequate Medical Care
Bahrain's authorities are failing to provide adequate medical care to high-profile prisoners, Human Rights Watch and the Bahrain Institution for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) said.
Family of Cancer Patient Detainee Elias Al-Mullah Concerned about his Health Deterioration
Mother of cancer patient detainee Elias Al-Mullah expressed concerns regarding his low immunity and inability to resist the disease.
Health of Hunger Strike Detainee Osama Al-Saghir Deteriorates
Human rights activist Ibtisam Al-Saegh said that the health of Osama Al-Saghir, who is sentenced to 60 years in prison, deteriorated on Tuesday (September 24, 2019). She said Al-Saghir fainted and fell on the ground in the restroom.
NIHR Says It Follows Health Conditions of Strikers in Jaw Prison Daily
The National Institution for Human Rights said that it follows the health condition of prisoners on hunger strike in Jaw Central Prison on a daily basis.
On Prisoners of Conscience 10th Day of Strike, King Issues Royal Pardon for 250 Indian Prisoners in Honor of Narendra Modi
The photos of woeful women standing in front of the prison gates waiting to visit their sons, husbands, or brothers didn't stir the king's emotions. He didn't order stopping the humiliating searching they are subjected to. He didn't even listen to the appeals of children who called for their fathers' freedom on social media. Not even one political prisoner has been pardoned since 2011. However, the king decided to pardon on Sunday 250 Indian prisoners serving sentences in Bahrain, in honor of the Prime Minister who faces controversy over his anti-Muslim decisions.
Ombudsman Says Jaw Prisoners Demands Not among its Specialty, Defends Prison Administration Measures
The Ombudsman addressed the hunger strike launched by prisoners in Jaw Central Prison and responded to the detainees' demands through denying some of the complaints and deeming others illegal
Mohammad Sultan: Empty Stomachs and a King Leading Us to the Abyss
Hundreds of prisoners of conscience in Bahrain have launched a hunger strike since August 18, 2019, protesting against the inhumane treatment which violates the most basic international standards for the treatment of prisoners.
Hasan Mushaima's Medical Appointment Canceled: Amnesty Int'l
Amnesty International said that Jaw Central Prison administration canceled a medical appointed for detained leader Hasan Mushaima, who is sentenced to life imprisonment.
USCIRF Concerned about Preventing Shia Prisoners' Access to Religious Books in Prison
United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) expressed its concern by reports that the Bahraini government is preventing Shia prisoners' access to prayer books and other religious texts in its prisons.
Hamburger Joy...Activist Ali Mhanna Lists Facts about Jaw Prison
A stale and cold hamburger sandwich makes prisoners who are served nothing but bad food happy. Thursday night is the prisoners' favorite night, as this cold meal is the reason for their joy.
Prisoners' Hunger Strike Enters 6th Day, Prison Administration Insists on Not Answering Their Demands
The hunger strike battle entered its sixth day, while the Jaw prison administration turns a blind eye to the prisoners' demands, exerts more pressure and threatens them that worse is to come.
NIHR Says "Some" Demands of Prisoners on Hunger Strike "Legitimate"
Maria Khoury, Chairperson of National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR), said that a delegation from the institution visited the prisoners on hunger strike in Jaw Prison, adding that some of their demands are "legitimate".
Why Are Bahrain’s Prisoners Entering the Hunger Strike Battle?
"It is said that no one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but its lowest ones," says Nelson Mandela.
Al-Wefaq: Int'l Community and Free World Must Act to Protect Bahraini Prisoners
The Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society declared that it is necessary to take action to save prisoners of conscience in Bahrain, who are subjected to various forms of harassment, oppression and deprivation in prisons.
196 Prisoners Launch Hunger Strike in Solidarity with 15 Political Prisoners in Isolation Building
81 prisoners in building 13 have joined the hunger strike, along with 115 others in building 14, in solidarity with the 15 prisoners who started an open hunger strike on (Thursday, August 16, 2019), in protest against the strict security restriction, discrimination from the rest of the prisoners and the harsh conditions they have been suffering two years ago.