Inter-Parliamentary Union in Bahrain New Attempt to Whitewash Violations Says Former MP
Bahrain will host an international parliamentary meeting from 11 until 15 March in a new attempt to promote the country's ruling system, as the 146th General Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) is to be held in Manama.
Deighton Pierce Glynn, Gulf Centre for Human Rights Call for Use of Magnitsky Sanctions against Bahrain: Report
The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) and Deighton Pierce Glynn (DPG) published a report titled Accountability for Torture in Bahrain: A Call for Magnitsky Sanctions.
Al-Wefaq Report: More than 180 Violations, Including 153 Raids in March
The month of March witnessed peaceful marches and protests in different areas in Bahrain against the execution of dozens of arbitrary death sentences against prisoners of conscience in Saudi Arabia.
Manama Gov't Accuses Qatar of Attempting to Recruit Bahraini Military and Security Personnel
The Bahraini Interior Ministry accused the Qatari authorities of attempting to recruit Bahraini military and security personnel, according to a statement it published on Sunday in its response to the "Zero Distance" program, aired by Al-Jazeera, which revealed violations against dozens of children held in Dry Dock Prison.
First Half of 2019 Witnessed 349 Arbitrary Arrests Including 20 Children: BFHR
President of the Bahrain Forum for Human Rights (BFHR), Baqir Darwish, announced in a press conference held by three human rights organizations on Thursday (February 13, 2020) in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, entitled "Evaluation of violations in Bahrain during 2019" that: "In the first 6 months of 2019, 349 people, including 20 children and 3 women, were arbitrarily arrested."
"Torture, the Master of Evidence" in Bahrain: 791 Documented Torture Cases as Regime Perpetuates Impunity Policy
The Bahrain Forum for Human Rights launched its annual report for year 2018, entitled "Torture, the Master of Evidence" at a press conference held today in the Lebanese capital Beirut.
3 Organizations Call for Scrutinizing Bahrain Record at HRC41
Three Bahraini human rights organizations sent a joint letter to members of the Human Rights Council, informing them of the deterioration of the human rights situation in Bahrain and calling for Bahrain's human rights record to be scrutinized by Member States during the 41st session of the United Nations Human Rights Council.
Bahrain Embassy in London Replies to "Daily Mail" Report: Mariam Al-Bardoli "High-Regarded Professional Woman"
The Bahrain Embassy in London described what came in the British Daily Mail newspaper on director of Isa Town jail in Bahrain Lieutenant colonel Mariam Al-Bardoli as false claims and requested that the article be removed and an apology issued.
American Foreign Policy Adds Nabeel Rajab to List of Global Thinkers
The American Foreign Policy magazine added Nabeel Rajab to a list of 100 figures whom it described as global thinkers and doers who had a profound impact on the planet in the last 12 month.
UN Special Rapporteur Michel Forst Expresses Growing Concerns over Haji and Fateel’s Situation
UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights defenders Michel Forst expressed via his Twitter account his growing concerns over Haji and Fateel.
UK Parliamentarians Demand Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt to Urgently Interfere to Help Haji and Fateel
The British Morning Star newspaper stated that tWO British parliamentarians have written to Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt demanding his "urgent intervention" to help political prisoners on hunger strike in Bahrain.
Jaw Prison Police Threatens Death-Row Convicts: These are Your Last Days
A number of political death row prisoners in Bahrain said that on Tuesday (December 18, 2018) police attacked the unarmed building in the notorious Jaw Prison and evacuated all death-row convicts from the building, hand folded them and made them stand for long hours. They also threatened them saying that these were their last days and they will soon be executed.
On World Human Rights Day Al-Wefaq Says: Violations in Bahrain Expanded following Bassiouni Report
Al-Wefaq issued a statement on the World Human Rights Day, December 10, in which it stressed that BICI monitored 55 kinds of violations in 2011 only, but the Bahraini regime expanded the types and forms of violations following the issuance of the Bassiouni report.
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.
European Parliament Issues Resolution Urging Bahrain to Immediately Release All Political Prisoners, Mainly Nabeel Rajab, Calls for International Action
The European Parliament issued (on June 13, 2018) a resolution condemning human rights violations in Bahrain and urging it to immediately release opposition detainees and prisoners of conscience, mainly the prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab.
Highlights of Bahrain’s National Audit Office Report for 2016-2017
Bahrain’s National Audit Office issued a report for the years 2016-2017, listing a number of violations committed by various Bahraini state bodies and agencies, from the Electricity and Water Authority to Labour and Health Ministries.
BFHR: 145 Violations Monitored on 7th Anniversary of 14th Feb. Uprising
The Bahrain Forum for Human Rights (BFHR) said that 145 serious human rights violations were observed in one day, coinciding with the February 14 anniversary.
Amnesty Official Denies Holding Periodic Meetings with Bahrain’s Embassy in UK
Ariel Plotkin, Bahrain researcher in the MENA team at Amnesty International, denied the allegations of Bahraini Embassy in London that stated that periodic meetings are held with the organization.
Bahrain Embassy in UK Launches Campaign against Activist Ibtisam Al-Saegh, Accuses her of Terrorism
The Bahraini Embassy in the UK issued a statement on its official “Twitter” account regarding “Allegations in the Case of Ibtisam Al-Saegh”.
Index on Censorship, Press Freedom Org. Call for Lifting of Al-Wasat Suspension
International press freedom organizations and local Bahraini groups are among fifteen campaigners who today raised alarm over the suspension of Bahrain‘s only independent newspaper, Al Wasat, which has been barred from publishing for four days now.