Amnesty's 2022 Annual Report: Bahrain Continues to Restrict Freedom of expression, Hold Prisoners and Torture Them
Amnesty International confirmed in its annual report that "Bahrain continued to restrict freedoms of expression and assembly and to hold prisoners for exercising these rights."
Human Rights Watch Condemns IPU Silence on Bahrain's Violations
Human Rights Watch condemned in a statement today the Bahraini authorities' arrest of "four people over social media posts in early March 2023," noting that "one of those arrested had called for reform of Bahrain's parliamentary system ahead of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly in Manama."
Lawyer Al-Mannai's Tweet on IPU Meetings Leads Him to Prison
The Bahraini authorities arrested yesterday lawyer Ibrahim Al-Mannai, an activist in expressing his views on Twitter.
Interior Ministry Arrests Four for Misusing Social Media, Refers them to Public Prosecution
The Interior Ministry announced the arrest of four for misusing social media, stressing that they will be referred to the Public Prosecution.
Rabab Taki: "Broadening the Tent: Freedom of Religion and Belief" Conference Held without Senior Shiite Clerics
Over three consecutive days preceded by a glorified official political media campaign, Bahrain held a conference sponsored by King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, entitled: "Broadening the Tent: Freedom of Religion and Belief".
Reporters Without Borders Ranks Bahrain 167 out of 180 Countries on World Press Freedom Index
Bahrain ranked last in the Gulf, fourth in the Arab world, and 167th out of 180 countries in the world on the press freedom index, issued by Reporters without Borders on the World Press Freedom Day, which falls on May 3rd each year.
Press Report: Activists in Bahrain have become Unable to Express their Views, They Exercise Self-Censorship due to Repression
The Bahrain Press Association (BPA) said in a report that dissidents, civil society activists in Bahrain and those prevented by the political isolation law from engaging in civil or political activity have become unable to express their stances and comment on internal affairs, except through equivocal words and indirectly.
Government of Bahrain Shared with US Its Plan to Advance Societal and Legal Reforms: Official Joint Statement
A US-Bahraini joint statement said at the end of the U.S.-Bahrain Strategic Dialogue that the two sides "engaged in constructive dialogue on how best to advance human rights, including freedom of expression, and Bahrain's government shared its plan to advance societal and legal reforms."
This is What Happened to Tweeters and Online Activists in Bahrain until Mid-2021: BPA
The London-based Bahrain Press Association (BPA) documented 15 cases of abuses against journalists, media professionals and tweeters during the first half of 2021.
Al-Wefaq: People of Bahrain Demand to Participate in Managing Country's Affairs
Al-Wefaq stressed that the political right is the main demand of the people of Bahrain, noting that the people have taken to the streets in the past years and are still protesting despite the prohibition and restrictions on freedom of expression and assembly for the sake of political demands.
UIA-IROL: Bahraini Justice Minister should not Use Disciplinary Proceedings to Sanction Lawyers
The UIA Institute for the Rule of Law (UIA-IROL) said that Bahrain Minister of Justice should not use disciplinary proceedings to sanction lawyers exercising their freedom of expression.
Bahrain Press Association Commends Release of Some Prisoners, Calls on Authorities to Abolish Death Penalty
The Bahrain Press Association said it applauds "the release of some political prisoners in Bahrain under the Alternative Penal Code."
European Parliament Votes on Resolution Criticizing Bahrain's Deploring HR Situation
The European Parliament votes today on a resolution on the human rights situation in the Kingdom of Bahrain, in particular the cases of death row inmates and human rights defenders.
Bahraini Poet Arrested for Publishing Poem against Normalization
Bahraini activists confirmed that local authorities arrested a poet for publishing a poem against normalization with the Israeli entity.
Trial of Lawyer Abdullah Hashem Adjourned until Aug. 24, Al-Wefaq Demands Dropping Charges against Him
The Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society demanded to suspend trial of lawyer Abdullah Hashem and drop charges brought against him because they are related to freedom of opinion and expression.
Salam Expresses Dissatisfaction with what Dean of Bahrain's Lawyers was Subjected to, Demands to Cancel Verdict against Him
Salam Organization for Democracy and Human Rights (SALAM DHR) expressed its dissatisfaction with what is happening to lawyers in Bahrain in terms of restricting, threatening and forming retaliatory cases for their role in supporting truth and justice.
US Praises Release of Nabeel Rajab, Calls States to Respect Freedom of Expression and Peaceful Assembly
The US State Department praised the release of human rights defender Nabeel Rajab under the Alternative Penalty Law and called "all states to adhere to human rights in freedom of expression and peaceful assembly."
Historian Jassim Al-Abbas's Crime: Documenting "Non-Official" History
This is what Bahrain has come to. Searching Bahrain's ancient history and presenting a narrative not accepted by the authorities has become a crime punishable by law. The Public Prosecution ordered the arrest of Bahraini historian Jassim Al-Abbas detaining him for 7 days pending investigation over the charge of publishing false information about a historical incident. Al-Abbas was taken into custody after he was summoned for interrogation on January 30, 2020.
Jassim Al-Abbas Released Few Days after his Arrest
The authorities released on Tuesday (February 4, 2020) historical researcher, Jassim Hussein Al-Abbas, owner of the famous historical blog "Sanawat Al-Jareesh".
Al-Wefaq: Bahrain's Regime Targets Clerics, Investigates them over Praying for Prisoners' Release
Al-Wefaq held the international community and UN institutions responsible for this dreadful reality, because they ignore the demands and appeals of the people of Bahrain and tolerate their suffering, while these institutions respond to any voice raised anywhere else except the voice of Bahrainis.