NPWJ Welcomes EU Resolution on Bahrain
No Peace Without Justice (NPWJ) strongly welcomed the approval by an overwhelming majority of the European Parliament - 633 votes for, 11 against and 45 abstentions - of a resolution condemning in the strongest terms the human rights situation in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Rights Groups Say Bahrain Police Beat Children and Threatened them with Rape- Reuters
Bahraini security forces have beaten children and threatened them with rape and electric shocks after detaining them in protest-related cases last month, the anniversary of a 2011 pro-democracy uprising, rights groups said on Wednesday.
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.
Al-Wefaq Documents 408 HR Violations in February 2021
The Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society issued a report on Monday (March 8, 2021) documenting 408 human rights violations committed by the authorities in Bahrain in February 2021.
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.
HRW World Report 2021: No Improvement in Bahrain Rights Record
"Bahraini authorities in 2020 escalated repression against online and social media activity and prosecuted critics for peaceful expression, and courts upheld death sentences against opposition activists after unfair trials," Human Rights Watch said today in releasing its World Report 2021.
Royal Horse Show Agrees to Adopt Human Rights Policy
"Organizers of the UK's largest outdoor horse show, whose most famous fan is the Queen, have agreed to adopt a human rights policy following accusations that the show is being used by the Bahraini royal family to distract from rights abuses," the Guardian newspaper stated.
ICRF Holds 8th Consultative Coordination Meeting on "Coronavirus and Human Rights" in Beirut
ICRF held the 8th Consultative Coordination Meeting and 10th training session entitled "Coronavirus Pandemic and Human Rights" over the past two days in Beirut, Lebanon. A number of human rights defenders and representatives of human rights organizations took part in the conference.
The Independent: UK Home Secretary under Fire over Tour of Bahrain Police Station where HR Activists were Tortured
British Home Secretary Priti Patel was criticized after visiting a police station in Bahrain where human rights activists were tortured.
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.
Front Line Defenders Calls for Rejecting Bahrain's Candidacy for 2021 HRC Presidency
Front Line Defenders said in a statement that Bahrain is not a credible candidate for the Presidency of the UN Human Rights Council. This statement came after the government of Bahrain has nominated Ambassador Yusuf Abdulkarim Bucheeri as its candidate for the 2021 Presidency of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC).
Political Prisoner Reveals Part of Medical Cadre Transgressions in Jaw Prison Clinic
Political prisoner Ali Haji revealed a part of the transgressions practiced by the medical cadre in charge of Jaw Central Prison clinic and the complicity of the staff with the prison administration, and transferring the prison pharmacy into a commercial pharmacy.
Political Jaw Prisoner in Danger, Officer Al-Zayani Broke both his Arms, Severely Beat him
Private sources confirmed that the person in charge in Jaw Central Prison, officer Hashem Al-Zayani, broke the hands of political prisoner, Ali Al-Wazir. Eyewitnesses stressed that they saw the prisoner in a very bad health condition due to the beating and torture he was subjected to at Al-Zayani's hands.
Interior Ministry Summons Number of Husseini Preachers for Speaking about Yazid bin Muawiya
The Interior Ministry has continued punishing preachers as it used to do after every Ashura season in Bahrain.
Bahrain: Questioning State's Capabilities in Fighting Coronavirus Deemed "Crime", Cases Exceed 40,000
A statistical observatory predicts that new COVID-19 cases in Bahrain will continue to decline to less than 900 by August 26, 2020.
Ayatollah Qassim's Statement: The Opposition Will Continue until Conditions in Bahrain Corrected
The highest Shiite religious authority in Bahrain, Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim, issued (July 21, 2020) a statement in which he said that the political opposition against the regime will continue until a fair political relationship between the government and the people is achieved, and all rights are legally and effectively recognized.
Last Call on Behalf of Mohammad Ramadan's Kids: Don't Destroy Their Lives
The Cassation Court issued the final verdict against Mohammad Ramadan and Hussain Moosa over charges of killing a policeman and other terrorism-related charges, even though both of the defendants stated that security men tortured and sexually assaulted them to extract confessions.
The Netherlands Calls on Bahrain to Quash Death Sentences of Mohammad Ramadan and Hussain Moosa
Amsterdam called on the Bahraini authorities to reverse the court rulings issued against the two youths, Mohammad Ramadan and Hussain Moosa, who were sentenced to death.
Senior US House Democrat Demands Saudi Arabia to Provide Information about HR Activist Loujain Al-Hathloul
Representative Adam Schiff, chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, expressed his "continued concern" over Loujain Hathloul's treatment in a letter sent to Saudi Arabia's US ambassador, Reema bint Bandar Al-Saud.
Amnesty Int'l: Norway, Bahrain & Kuwait Covid-19 apps Threaten Privacy
An Amnesty International study of 11 Covid-19 contact tracing apps from Europe, the Middle East and North Africa found identified apps from Bahrain, Kuwait and Norway as the most dangerous to users' privacy, according to the Sc Magazine website.