2023 Portfolios: Largest Ever Strike in Jaw Prison Amid Deteriorating Prison Conditions
On August 7, 2023, hundreds of prisoners at Jaw Prison initiated a hunger strike to protest the harsh prison conditions within the facility. By the end of August 2023, the strike had garnered the participation of at least 800 prisoners, amplifying the challenges within Bahrain's primary detention center where political dissidents are held.
BCHR Demands Jaw Prison Allow Political Prisoner Sadiq Salman to Participate in Father's Funeral
Zainab Al-Khamis, head of the Monitoring and Follow-up Committee at the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, demanded that the administration of Jaw Central Prison facilitate the temporary release of political prisoner Sadiq Ali Salman to attend the funeral and burial of his father, who passed away on February 9, 2024.
Jaw Prison Refuses Temporary Release of Political Prisoner Muhammad Al-Aradi to Attend Grandmother's Funeral
The administration of Jaw Central Prison refused to grant temporary release to political prisoner Muhammad Amin Abdul Hakim Al-Aradi.
Bahrain's Jaw Prison Hides Medication of Political Prisoner Mohammad Hassan Al-Ramel
The family of the political prisoner Mohammad Hassan Al-Ramel, held in Jaw Central Prison, expressed concerns about his fate after he developed severe infections in his legs following a surgery, and not being allowed access to medication by the prison administration.
Deterioration of Political Prisoner Hamad Kadhem's Health Due to Jaw Prison's Denial of Treatment
The health of the prisoner of conscience held in Bahrain's Jaw Central Prison, Hamad Yousif Kadhem, deteriorated due to the prison administration's negligence of his condition and its prevention of treatment for him.
2022 Portfolios: Interpol Colludes with Serbia and the UAE to Extradite Bahraini Dissident Ahmed Jaafar
In the early hours of January 24, 2022, Serbia closed the file on Bahraini dissident and torture survivor Ahmed Jaafar, handing him over to Manama after about two months of detention. This took place despite a European court decision prohibiting it, following pressure from Interpol, now led by the Emirati Ahmed Naser Al-Raisi, and from Bahrain's security forces.
2021 Panorama: Deaths of Barakat and Malullah, Coronavirus Outbreak, Hunger Strikes, Attacks and Medical Negligence in Bahraini Prisons
The plight of detainees in Bahrain's prisons was far from an improvement over preceding years. A disturbing narrative unfolded in 2021, revealing deliberate medical negligence, a severe Coronavirus outbreak, hunger strikes, physical attacks, and a lack of humane treatment within the confines of the Dry Dock and Jaw Central prisons.
HR Organizations Call on Bahrain to Release Dr. Al-Singace on 2nd Anniversary of his Hunger Strike
Human rights organizations sent a letter to the King of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and Crown Prince and Prime Minister Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa demanding them to release Dr. Abduljalil Al-Singace after two years of hunger strike.
Jaw Prison Administration Seeks Sheikh Hasan Isa's Help to End Protest of Political Prisoners
Jaw Prison administration sought the help of former Al-Wefaq MP, prisoner of conscience Sheikh Hasan Isa, to convince political prisoners protesting against stopping their calls with their families to end their protest and return to their cells.
Maryam Al-Khawaja: Bahrain Regime Setting up Circumstances to Cause Death of My Father and Other Prisoners, West Government Should Move before It's Late
Maryam Al-Khawaja posted a tweet on her Twitter account saying that the Bahraini authorities once again prevented her father from seeing a cardiologist, which puts his life to more danger.
Detainee Serving Life Term Sentence Calls on Int’l Monitors to Visit Prisons
Sayed Abbas Al-Sayed Mahdi, who has been detained for 10 years and is serving a life term sentence, sent a letter to the High Commissioner for Human Rights about the systematic ill-treatment and harassment political prisoners have been subjected for years, calling on the international monitors to visit prisons.
Editorial: Jamal Fakhro and His False Public Testimony
Jamal Fakhro, a member of Bahrain's appointed Shura Council, attempted to conceal something of massive importance. He has made repeated attempts to silence European parliamentarians who have raised concerns about political prisoners in Bahrain, particularly the prominent activist Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, during the IPU conference.
Jaw Prisoners: We will Start Open Strike If Prison Administration Continues to Neglect our Demands
Political prisoners in Jaw Central Prison said that they will go on an open strike if the prison's administration continues to neglect their just demands which they talked about in their audio messages from prison and explained the suffering and ill-treatment they are subjected to.
Prisoners of Conscience: We were Surprised by Stubbornness of Prison Administration, We will Continue our Peaceful Movement until Achieving our Demands
Prisoners in Jaw Central Prison said on Tuesday (February 7, 2023) that they will continue their peaceful movement until they achieve their demands.
Al-Wefaq Calls on Bahrain Authorities Not to Retaliate against Prisoners: What They're Subjected to is a Crime
Commenting on the increasing demands of prisoners to improve the living conditions in Bahraini prisons, Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society said that what political prisoners are being subjected to is a crime and constitutes a threat to the lives of political prisoners.
After 8 Years, Who's in the Right: The King or Sheikh Ali Salman?
The arrest of opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman on December 28, 2014 was a political decision, as the ruling family believed that the apprehension of the last remaining figures of the opposition would lead to the complete liquidation of the opposition on the political level.
Carta de los prisioneros del Bahréin a su Santidad el Sumo Pontífice el Papa Francisco
En nuestra educación en la que crecimos, es recibir al invitado respetarlo y celebrarlo, discúlpenoslo lo estaremos recibiendo, porque estamos en las prisiones, de la opinión política opositora, somos habitantes de esta pequeña y tranquila isla.
MoI Complicit with Public Prosecution, Fabricates Case against Sheikh Abduljalil: Sayed Ahmed Al-Wadaei
Human rights activist Sayed Ahmed Al-Wadaei revealed on Thursday (September 29, 2020) that "the Public Prosecution demanded to interrogate Sheikh Abduljalil Al-Meqdad over a complaint lodged by officer Ali Farhan, who lead the assault against Sheik Al-Meqdad."
Sheikh Al-Meqdad: Two Weeks Ago, I was Taken to Hospital in Car Trunk
In an audio recording, Sheikh Abduljalil Al-Meqdad revealed that he had been subjected to what he called an "assault attempt," hours after the Interior Ministry claimed he had not been assaulted.
Amnesty Int'l Calls for Urgent Action to Release Dr. Abduljalil Al-Singace
Amnesty International called for an urgent action to release imprisoned academic in Bahrain Dr. Abduljalil Al-Singace.