Al-Salman: Discrimination against Shiites has become “State Doctrine”, Washington Must Pressure Bahrain to End it
Sheikh Maytham al-Salman, senior advisor at the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), hailed US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's statement when announcing the United States’ International Religious Freedoms report, calling for putting an end to the persecution of Shiites in Bahrain.
Ayatollah Qassim’s House Arrest Enters Fourth Month, Authorities Set Concrete Barriers around his House
It has been three full months since the spiritual leader of Bahrain's Shiite majority, Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim, was put under house arrest.
Al-Aswad: Claiming Shiite officers Exist in Interior and Defense Ministries is Absurd
Bahraini opposition figure Ali Al-Aswad said that claiming that “there are Shiite officers in the interior and defense ministries is absurd,” in his response to a statement made by the Bahraini Foreign Ministry.
PHOTOS: Citizens Pray at Al-Alawiyat Mosque, Demolished by Bahraini Authorities in 2011
Shia Muslims in Bahrain held evening prayers at the Al-Alawiyat Mosque, which was demolished by the Bahraini authorities in 2011.
How Bahrain Uses Sport to Whitewash Legacy of Torture and Human Rights Abuses, The Guardian
Campaign groups argue that Bahrain’s association with glamour sport is used to ‘launder’ a more wholesome image for the country.
Sheikh Hani Al-Banna Released after 10 Days of Detention
Public Prosecution released on Wednesday Shiite cleric, Sheikh Hani Al-Banna, nine days after his arrest on July 3, 2017, following a visit to his detained son at Dry Dock prison.
Bahrain Spends More on PR Stunts: New Center for Interfaith Dialogue
BNA said the This is Bahrain society will launch what it called “The Kingdom of Bahrain Declaration” and “The King Hamad Global Centre for Interfaith Dialogue and Peaceful Coexistence”
Bahrain: How the Regime Destroyed Aspirations of Thousands of Top Students since 2006 so Far
Most comprehensive understanding of the reality of education in Bahrain requires being placed in the context of what was revealed by the former strategic planning adviser at the Royal Court, Salah al-Bandar, about “the systematic work on excluding the Shiite community in the country.”
Bahrain Launches Massive Security Crackdown on Diraz, Expels Citizens from their Homes
Activists on social media said that Bahraini security forces launched a massive security campaign in the village of Diraz, leading to the expulsion of a number of citizens from their homes.
Editorial: Burn Them All
Throughout history, blood has not always been able to defeat the sword. The sword has repeatedly reinforced the rule of tyrants keeping them on their thrones. The blood of victims; however, continued to terrorize the swordsmen.
Imprisoned Opposition Leader Sheikh Ali Salman: It’s Shameful to See Ayatollah Qassim Besieged While the World Watches
Imprisoned Bahraini opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman condemned the ruling issued against the spiritual leader of the country's Shiite population, Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim, describing it as an "arbitrary sentence," and a "reinforcement of a policy of systematic sectarian oppression and organized targeting of the Shiite community."
Reuters: Bahrain Says Five Died During Raid on Shi'ite Muslim Leader's Hometown
Bahrain is investigating the death of five people during a raid on the home village of the spiritual leader of its Shi'ite Muslim community, the interior ministry said on Thursday.
Yemen’s Ansarullah Condemn Diraz Raid: Targeting Ayatollah Qassim Will Lead to Dire Consequences
Yemen’s Ansarullah stated that any security operation targeting the spiritual leader of Bahrain's Shiite majority, Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim, “will not have favorable consequences.”
Sheikh Al-Daqaq: Ruling against Ayatollah Isa Qassim Might lead to his Exile in 6 Months
Head of the Bahraini Hawza in the holy city of Qom, Sheikh Abdullah Al-Daqaq said that the verdict issued against Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim, hides between its lines dangerous mazes leading to his exile from Bahrain in 6 months.
Does Ayatollah Qassim Still Face a Threat after Suspension of Penalty?
Is there no longer a risk of Sheikh Isa Qassim being targeted more vehemently. There are cases where the re-implementation of the penalty is possible.
Geneva: Iran Concerned over Continuous Persecution of Shiites in Bahrain
The Islamic Republic of Iran expressed concern the continuous persecution of Shiites in Bahrain, arrests, and deprivation of citizenships for some Shiite religious clerics.
Sheikh Maytham Al-Salman to Attend UNHRC Session in Geneva, Warns of Bahrainis Losing Hope for “Peaceful Reconciliation” amid Repression
Leading Bahraini human rights campaigner Sheikh Maytham al-Salman warned that civilians could lose hope for “peaceful reconciliation” if the government refuses to halt its crackdown on dissent.
Trump Administration Sees Bahraini Crisis Through Saudi Lens, Lobelog
As tensions between Bahrain’s marginalized Shi’ites and Sunni rulers escalate, the royal Al Khalifa family feels emboldened by Donald Trump’s administration and its prioritization of security issues above human rights.
Sheikh Isa Al-Moamen Released as Verdict Against him was Appealed
Bahraini security authorities released (Thursday April 20, 2017) Imam of Al-Kheif mosque Sheikh Isa Al-Moamen in the town of al-Dair, after there seemed to be a conflict in the 3-month prison verdict issued against him.
Shura Council Refers Unified Family Law to Cabinet
Bahrain’s Shura Council agreed in its session held yesterday on the unified family law, referring it to the Cabinet, which is set to word the bill and then refer it to the Parliament.