20 UK MPs Express "Grave Concerns" over FIA, F1 Role in Sportswashing in Bahrain, KSA
20 UK Members of Parliament have expressed "grave concerns" to FIA and Formula 1 bosses over their role in "sportswashing" ahead of the 2023 season starting in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.
HR Group Writes to F1 on "Ongoing Concerns" over "Sportswashing"
A prominent human rights group has written to Formula One CEO Stefano Domenicali to raise serious concerns over what it claims is the sport's ongoing role in "sportswashing" ahead of the Bahrain Grand Prix.
UN Rapporteurs Ask Bahraini Gov't to Provide them With Answer to Questions about Arrest Background and Conditions of Minors
Three United Nations Special Procedures offices published on their website on 16 February 2023 an allegation letter sent to the government of Bahrain to express concern over the arrest of 4 citizens in October 2021, three of whom were minors and were arrested without a warrant.
BFHR: Health Condition of Prisoner of Conscience Ahmed Jaafar Deteriorates due to Torture, Denial of Treatment
The Bahrain Forum for Human Rights warned of the deteriorating health condition of prisoner of conscience Ahmed Jaafar due to the torture, ill treatment and denial of treatment he is being subjected to.
Al-Wefaq: Regime Reopens Prisons to Arrest Any Citizen who Thinks about Expressing his Opinion, Demanding his Rights
The Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society confirmed that the aim of the Interior Ministry's announcement of its reopening of prisons is "to arrest every citizen who thinks about expressing his opinion or demanding his rights."
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.
BIRD, HRW and Reprieve: UK Foreign Office's Report on Bahrain Misleading, should be Corrected
Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy, Human Rights Watch and Reprieve criticized the UK Foreign Office's 2021 Human Rights and Democracy Report, issued on December 9, 2022, and confirmed that it is fraught with inaccuracies that whitewash Bahrain's appalling human rights record and risk enabling abusers.
Maryam Al-Khawaja Criticizes Int'l Musician André Rieu over Meeting King Hamad
Activist Maryam Al-Khawaja severely criticized international musician André Rieu over his meeting with King of Bahrain.
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.
Death Row Prisoner Mohammad Ramadan Pleads with Pope to Aid his Release
Death row inmate Mohammad Ramadan has urged Pope Francis to call for his release during the pontiff's visit to the Gulf state and to ask the king of Bahrain to release him and reunite him with him family and children.
Bahrain's Shiites Hope Pope Raises Human Rights Concerns During His Visit
The country's majority Shiite opposition and human rights activists in Bahrain called on Pope Francis to raise human rights concerns in his first-ever papal trip to Bahrain this week.
US State Department Reports Religious Freedoms Violations in Bahrain in 2021
The U.S. State Department published its 2021 Report on International Religious Freedom: Bahrain. What is clear after reading this report is the ruling family in Bahrain uses religious discrimination as a tool in the preservation of its authoritarianism.
Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, Other Prisoners of Conscience Face Reprisals in Bahrain
Reliable local reports confirmed that the Jaw Prison administration is currently targeting prominent human rights defender Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja and other prisoners of conscience in Bahrain with reprisals, Ifex website reported GHCR statement as saying.
Sadiq Died from Injury in his Eye, Sickle Cell Anemia in his Blood and Grief in his Soul
In the summer of 2017, at the Tos Hotel café in the holy city of Mashhad, Sadiq Al-Hayeki sat among a group of forcibly deported citizens from Bahrain, with an exhausted body from the Sickle Cell Anemia disease (sickler).
Academic Nader Kadhim Released a Week After his Arrest
The Bahraini security authorities released prominent academic Dr. Nader Kadhim on Wednesday (July 27, 2022) a week after his arrest, while the reasons behind his detention remained unknown.
Reports about Academic Nader Kadhim's Dismissal from his Job at University of Bahrain
Activists have circulated news of the dismissal of Bahraini academic Dr. Nader Kadhim from his position at the University of Bahrain on various social media platforms.
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.
Amnesty Int'l: Prison Officials' Inadequate Response to Tuberculosis Cases in Jaw prison Puts Prisoners' Health at Serious Risk
Bahraini authorities' inadequate response to people with tuberculosis in Jaw prison is inconsistent with their human rights obligations and especially the right to health, Amnesty International said.
Bahraini Prison Officer "Laughed" as Inmates Requested Help to Transfer over Tuberculosis Outbreak
An officer in Bahrain's Jaw prison laughed when inmates pleaded for an inmate with tuberculosis (TB) to be transferred for care this week, according to a recording of a detainee heard by Middle East Eye.
Amnesty Int'l: Gross Negligence in Face of Confirmed Tuberculosis Infections at Jaw Prison
Amnesty International said in a tweet that the Bahraini authorities are acting with gross negligence in the face of confirmed tuberculosis infections at Jaw Prison.