BCHR Calls on Bahraini Authorities to Release Prisoners for Humanitarian Reasons after Outbreak of Coronavirus among Them
BCHR called on the Bahraini authorities to immediately release the prisoners for humanitarian reasons, and to adopt the principle of social distancing to limit the spread of the virus in prisons, in addition to providing protective supplies such as masks, disinfectants, and gloves to reduce the risk of infection.
BFHR, Salam DHR: 39 Confirmed Positive Coronavirus Cases in Jaw Prison, Gov't should Take Rapid Measures and Release Prisoners
Bahrain Forum for Human Rights and Salam for Democracy and Human Rights documented the names of 39 inmates who tested positive for Coronavirus.
Latest Developments in Jaw Prison: More than 26 Detainees Infected with Coronavirus, Prison Administration Unable to Deal with Situation
Informed sources confirmed to Bahrain Mirror the infection of more than 26 prisoners with Coronavirus. Meanwhile, the Interior Ministry announced the discovery of 3 positive cases only.
Why do Authorities Insist on Avenging Prisoners despite Covid-19 Outbreak among them? (Baqer Darwish)
BFHR president commented on the outbreak of Coronavirus inside Jaw Prison and the infection of number of inmates saying "The detainees' experience of being denied health care by the prison administration as one of the preferred methods of torture leads us to question how the security authorities would deal with prisoners after COVID-19 reaches prisons."
Al-Wefaq Holds Regime Fully Responsible for COVID-19 Spread in Prisons
Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society held the regime fully responsible for what was happening inside prisons.
MoI: 3 Positive COVID-19 Cases among Jaw Prisoners
The Interior Ministry announced the discovery of 3 positive COVID-19 cases in Jaw Central Prison.
Situation in Jaw Prison on Verge of Explosion: Protests to Protect Sheikh Ashour, Security Forces Beat Prisoners
The situation in Jaw Prison has reached the verge of exploding, after prison director Hisham Al-Zayani decided to suppress the protests of prisoners. It is claimed that the perpetrator, a former BDF soldier, is only an executor of Al-Zayani's orders.
Political Prisoner in Bahrain Subjected to Attempted Murder inside Prison by Naturalized Inmate
Family of prisoner of conscience Sheikh Zuheir Ashour issued a statement on Tuesday (March 16, 2021) in which it said that Zuheir was subjected to an attempted murder by a political prisoner, a former army in Bahrain Defense Force.
Father of Martyr Ali Mushaima Released after Replacing His Remaining Prison Sentence with "Alternative Punishment"
The Bahraini authorities released today Abdulhadi Mushaima, 57, father of the first martyr in the Bahraini uprising, after he was recently arrested over taking part in peaceful protests in 2019.
Bahrain Sends Note of Protest to Qatar over Program Aired by Al-Jazeera Channel on Sufferings of Political Prisoners
The Bahraini Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed today that it had sent a note of protest to the Qatari Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The note included the Ministry's strong condemnation of a TV program titled (Out of Context), aired on Qatari channel "Al Jazeera" on March 7.
Police in Bahrain Beat Children, Threaten them with Rape and Electric Shocks
Bahrain police beat children arrested in protest-related cases in February 2021 and threatened them with rape and electric shocks, the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) and Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday (March 10, 2021).
Ayatollah Qassim Addressing Gov't: Solution Relies in Releasing All Prisoners of Conscience
Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim warned the government of the deaths of prisoners, stressing that this would lead to instability of the country and advising the government to quickly release all prisoners of conscience.
Al-Wefaq Welcomes Any Pressure on Bahraini Authorities to Respect Human Rights
Al-Wefaq former MP Ali Al-Aswad commented on the US Department of State spokesman saying that "we listened to the US Department of State spokesman on the issue of human rights council members and that there is no place in the council for any state that violates these rights."
Int'l Calls to Release 6 Bahrainis
Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) and UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention's report demanded the release of 6 Bahraini activists who were arbitrarily arrested without judicial permit and were tortured to have their confessions extracted.
Al-Wefaq Announces its Support for All Initiatives Aimed at Achieving Democratic Transition and Political Partnership in Bahrain
The Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society announced on Friday (March 5, 2021) its support for all initiatives and calls aimed at achieving democratic transitions and political partnership in Bahrain.
15 NGOs Urge Biden Administration to Address "Dramatic HR Deterioration" in Bahrain
15 human rights organizations demanded United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken, in a letter, to address the dramatic human rights deterioration in Bahrain.
A Letter to Every Family who has a Minor Detained or Convicted of Murder
Could there be a door of hope for every detainee accused of a crime that occurred before he turned 18? Perhaps yes and perhaps no.
Interior Ministry Completed Vaccination of All Inmates who Wanted to Get COVID-19 Vaccine
The Interior Ministry said in an official statement on Friday (February 17, 2021) that the General Directorate of Reformation and Rehabilitation completed in cooperation with the Health Affairs Directorate the vaccination of all inmates who wanted to get COVID-19 vaccine.
Coronavirus Hits Jaw Central Prison, Inmate Tested Positive for COVID-19
The Interior Ministry announced on Tuesday (February 9, 2021) that a detainee in Jaw Prison was infected with Coronavirus and said that it quarantined people in contact with him.
Why Are Authorities Still Taking Isolation Measures against Prisoners?
The Bahraini government is easing measures for combating the Coronavirus pandemic and life is returning to the island nation. Malls, restaurants and cafes have resumed their work. People can now meet with each other, except for prisoners, who no one speaks about. They have been deprived of family visits for about 8 months.