GCHR Says Violations Ongoing in Bahrain, Demands Applying "Magnitsky Act" against Perpetrators
The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) affirmed in its 2022 annual report the continued violations, ill-treatment and deteriorating prison conditions in Bahrain, and called for imposing sanctions against officials in Bahrain under the Magnitsky Act.
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."
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.
Al-Wefaq Calls on Bahrain Authorities Not to Retaliate against Prisoners: What They're Subjected to is a Crime
Commenting on the increasing demands of prisoners to improve the living conditions in Bahraini prisons, Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society said that what political prisoners are being subjected to is a crime and constitutes a threat to the lives of political prisoners.
Bahraini Political Prisoners' Letter to His Holiness Pope Francis
One of our customs that we grew up adhering to is welcoming, honoring, and celebrating guests, but we would like you to excuse our absence. We will not be able to be among those welcoming you since we are behind bars in the prisons of opposing political opinion.
Abbas Al Morshid: Body Mutilation and Slow Killings in Bahrain's Prisons
While the king and his sons spend their leisure trips at the expense of the state budget, the security strategy aims at mutilating the bodies of prisoners and slowly killing them, and then releasing them as a reminder of the suppression power practiced by the security apparatus.
Amnesty Annual Report: Bahrain Continues to Practice Torture, Suppress Freedoms and Violate Foreign Workers' Rights
Amnesty International's annual report, released on Tuesday (March 29), revealed in its special chapter on Bahrain that the Manama government has continued to commit serious human rights violations, including torture and other ill-treatment, and to suppress of freedom of expression and assembly.
Interior Minister Briefs US Ambassador on Alternative Penalties, Open Prisons Programs
Interior Minister Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa briefed the newly appointed US Ambassador Steven C. Bondy on implementations of alternative penalties and open prisons programs.
GIDHR: INTERPOL Has Become Dangerous… Activists Handed over to Regime Tortured
The GIDHR issued a study entitled "Pursuit Beyond the Borders...We will Get You Wherever You Are" . The study sheds light on one of the methods the Bahraini authority uses to target opponents abroad. It also documents the danger that threatens individuals even after seeking asylee status that secures them protection.
Third Campaign to Save Bahraini Academic Abduljalil Al-Singace's Life: More than 130 Days of Hunger Strike
Dr. Abduljalil Al-Singace, who has been on hunger strike for more than four months, continues his hunger strike to protest against the confiscation of his research, which he spent four years writing. Bahraini activists have launched a social media campaign in support of the case of Al-Singace, whose life has become in danger.
Al-Wefaq Calls on Int'l HR Groups to Examine Situation of Forgotten Political Prisoners in Military Prison
Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society expressed concern over situation of forgotten political prisoners in Al-Qareen Military Prison, especially after reported information that political prisoner Fadel Al-Sayed Abbas Radi has started a hunger strike in protest against violating his right to receive adequate treatment.
Ali Abdulimam Describes His Torture at Hand of Badr Al-Gaith: I Saw the Devil Look at Me
Executioner Badr Al-Gaith died on November 1, 2021. He was one of the most notorious executioners, whose name was linked to torture, killings and persecution of protestors during the 2011 Bahraini pro-democracy uprising. He represented the ugly face of the ruling regime.
Badr Al-Gaith Leaves (Safe) World of Executioners with an Overdose
Until the evening of November 1, 2021, notorious executioner Badr Ibrahim Al-Gaith, 41, was convinced that he was one of those in the safety net that fear nothing in Bahrain, but he forgot that fate and the timing of one leaving this world is not in the hands of the ruling family.
UK MPs Call on their Gov't to Push Bahrain to Release Al-Singace
British lawmakers, trade unions, NGOs, academics, and lawyers called on the government to push Bahrain to release a key opposition figure who has been on hunger strike for months over his "ill-treatment" in prison.
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.
Al-Jazeera Channel Reveals Horrible Stories about Children's Rights Violations in Dry Dock Prison in Bahrain
The "Zero Distance" episode, aired by Al-Jazeera Channel, on Sunday (September 26, 2021) revealed documents and data on multiple aspects of serious violations against Bahraini children, who are being held in Dry Dock Prison over various charges, such as inciting the overthrow of the regime and terrorism.
Amnesty Int'l: Recent Releases under Alternative Penal Code in Bahrain don't Inspire Confidence
Amnesty International said that the recent releases do not inspire confidence that Bahrain's "alternative sentencing" program is being applied in compliance with human rights law.
Al-Wefaq Calls for Releasing "Forgotten Prisoners" in Al-Qurain Military Prison
The Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society said in a statement on the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances that the Bahraini authorities used enforced disappearance as a means of intimidation and political revenge.
British University and College Union Calls on Secretary of State Dominic Raab to Intervene to Immediately Release Al-Singace
University and College Union (UCU) condemned the imprisonment of Bahraini academic and human rights defender Dr. Abduljalil Al-Singace. The union said in a tweet that the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs Dominic Raab should intervene to secure Al-Singace's immediate release.
Prisoner Muhammad Hassan Al-Raml Vomiting Blood, Prison Doctor Tells Him: I Don’t Care about You or Your Suffering
Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain posted an audio recording of a 61-year-old Bahraini prisoner, Muhammad Hassan Al-Raml, in which he spoke of serious health neglect he is being exposed to while suffering from a serious health condition where he has reached the point of vomiting blood.