Nabeel Rajab, Icon from the Gulf
It is difficult to count the number of summonses, interrogations, arrests and prison terms that have passed through Nabeel Rajab's life. We can call him Martin Luther of the Gulf. He; however, has his own journey of pain and suffering. He can be called just that, Nabeel Rajab, an icon from the Gulf.
UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention: 20 Bahrainis are Arbitrary Detained as part of "Zulfiqar Brigades" Trial
The United Nations (UN) Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) published an opinion concerning the cases of 20 Bahraini citizens convicted by the Bahraini Fourth High Criminal Court on 15 May 2018, following a mass trial involving 138 defendants.
Increasing News on Suspending Policemen Infected with COVID-19: GIDHR
The Gulf Institute for Democracy and Human Rights said that there are increasing news that the Bahraini Interior Ministry has suspended a group of policemen on suspicion of having Coronavirus.
King Hamad Pardons 16 Filipinos: Filipino Official
Sixteen Filipinos detained in Bahrain have been granted royal pardon and will soon return to the country, a Palace official announced Sunday (May 31, 2020).
Sheikh Ali Salman, Prisoners of Conscience are Victims of State that don't Recognize Rights and Freedoms: SALAM
Salam DHR issued a report entitled "Who is a prisoner of conscience? Sheikh Ali Salman as a model". It explained in its report that "Prisoners of conscience are the most victims of tyranny in all repressive states that do not recognize public rights and freedoms."
Latest Sufferings of Political Prisoners in Jaw and Dry Dock Prisons
"Rasd", a network specialized in security movements, raids and arrests, announced that the Jaw Prison administration punished a number of detainees who commemorated religious rites during the month of Ramadan.
Why Doesn't King Release Political Prisoners who Spent their 10th Ramadan Behind Bars?
Thousands of young Bahrainis have fasted their tenth Ramadan in prison, while the King of Bahrain appeared to take part in the Global Day of Prayer and Fasting to stop the Coronavirus pandemic, which can at any moment infect its political prisons and cause a disaster for the whole country.
Reasons that Make Prisoners Release Urgent Necessity
Bahrain has pardoned more than 900 prisoners after the Coronavirus outbreak, only one third of which are political detainees. Bahrain's prisons remain overcrowded with prisoners of conscience and political prisoners.
17 US Senators Demand Release of Political Prisoners in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia
17 US senators called for the release of American prisoners detained in a number of states and release of political prisoners in authoritarian countries, including Bahrain.
BPA Condemns Transferring Imprisoned Journalist Al-Jaziri to Solitary Confinement, Holds NIHR Responsible
Bahrain Press Association (BPA) condemned transferring imprisoned journalist Mahmoud Al-Jaziri to solitary confinement for reporting on conditions inside Bahraini prisons and lack of real precautionary measures to confront Coronavirus, and held the National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR) responsible.
Editorial: Prison Is a Coronavirus Target and Political Prisoners Are Country's Immunity
Coronavirus is changing the whole world. It is said that once this virus ends, the world won't be the same anymore. Those behind bars in Bahrain are victims of the pre-Coronavirus world. There is no political meaning for even keeping them imprisoned, as this only exhausts the government at a time when it needs to lift its burdens.
Officer Hisham Al-Zayani Punishes Detainees who Revealed Lies of Procedures to Confront Coronavirus in Jaw prison
Jaw Prison director Hisham Al-Zayani punished a number of political prisoners who said that there are no real preventive measures to confront the Coronavirus, after the statement of National Institution of Human rights, Maria Khoury.
Is it Time to Empty Bahraini Prisons of Political Prisoners?
Bahraini activists continue to call for the release of the largest number of political detainees and prisoners of conscience amid the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) across the world. They are pushing the authorities to empty Bahraini prisons of political prisoners in light of the worrying situation.
In Overcrowded Cells, Bahrain's Political Prisoners Fear Coronavirus Threat
When jailed Bahraini activist Abdullah Habeeb Swar developed a bad cough that lasted several days, his 14 cell mates feared he might have contracted the coronavirus and would spread it through their overcrowded wing.
Interior Ministry Takes Retaliatory Measure against Imprisoned Journalist Al-Jaziri after Revealing Falsity of Maria Khoury Report
Bahraini Ministry of Interior took retaliatory measure against imprisoned journalist Mahmoud Al-Jaziri on (April 8, 2020) and transferred him to solitary confinement.
Protecting Lives of Prisoners Priority, Not Punishing them
At a time several countries have made decisions releasing prisoners due to fear of Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in prisons, the authorities in Bahrain are being very strict and stubborn in not releasing political prisoners.
Where Did the Government of Bahrain Fail in the Coronavirus Issue?
December 12, 2019 was the globally adopted date marking the discovery of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), which since has exhausted the world with its fast spreading and painful economic and humanitarian effects.
Sheikh Al-Daihi Stresses Importance of Releasing Prisoners in Bahrain
Al-Wefaq Deputy Secretary-General, Sheikh Hussein Al-Daihi, stressed on the importance of the call launched by Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim to release the political prisoners, in order to protect their souls in the light of the Coronavirus outbreak.
Jaw Prison Inmates Announce Support for Ayatollah Qassim's Statement
A group of political prisoners and prisoners of conscience in Jaw Central prison issued a statement expressing their support for the statement issued by Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim on Thursday (April 2, 2020) and appealed to the international community.
BCHR Launches Appeal to Release Prisoner Suffering from Psychological Outbreaks
Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) called on the Bahraini authorities to immediately release prisoner Sadiq Marhoon (31 years), who suffers from psychological outbreaks after spending 11 years in prison, and to provide medical care for prisoners.