Bahrain Mass Trial Raises Deep Concern: UN Rights Chief
United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Thursday she was concerned that a Bahrain mass trial that revoked the nationality of 138 people this week had not met international fair trial standards.
Afghani-Origin Judge Revokes Citizenship of 138 Bahrainis, Issues Life Sentences against 69 in Case Known as "Hezbollah"
In the largest citizenship revocation sentence which can be issued by any regime in the world, not to mention the size of Bahrain's population, the high criminal court revoked today (April 16, 2019) the citizenships of 138 Bahrainis and sentenced 139 others to life in prison over a case known as "Hezbollah".
Zainal Comments on HRW Report: HR Org. Funded from Parties Hostile to Bahrain
Fawzia Zainal, Speaker of the Council of Representatives, said that some human rights organizations that take negative stance from the Kingdom of Bahrain rely on false sources of information and malicious sources.
Saudi Arabia Temporarily Frees 3 Women Activists
Three out of nearly a dozen prominent Saudi women activists arrested over nine months ago were temporarily released on Thursday, state news agency SPA said, and sources told Reuters the rest were set to be freed on Sunday.
In Saudi Trial, Detained Women Speak of Torture, Sex Abuse
Saudi women activists detained for almost a year offered their defence at an emotionally charged hearing on Wednesday, alleging torture and sexual harassment during interrogation, courtroom sources said.
Nabeel Rajab and His Family: 8 Years Passed So Far, Where Are They Now?
Adam Rajab, son of prominent Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, gave an important testimony about the difficult conditions his father witnessed in Jaw Central Prison, his family’s sufferings and how he was being targeted since 2011. Nabeel’s freedom and reputation were targeted. He lives in very harsh conditions inside prison. His son was denied university education in Bahrain, his wife was dismissed from her job, his house was repeatedly raided and his daughter was intimidated by security forces.
Amnesty Int’l Condemns Collective Trial in Diraz Case, Calls on Bahrain to Fairly Try or Release Defendants
Amnesty International said that the verdict issued by Bahrain on February 27, 2019, sentencing 167 people in a single proceeding to prison terms for their participation in a non-violent sit-in is yet another example of the suppression of the right to freedom of peaceful assembly that has been ongoing since 2011, and a new instance in the growing pattern of mass trials in Bahrain.
Read US State Department’s 2018 Report on Human Rights in Bahrain
The 2018 US State Department report highlighted the human rights violations witnessed in Bahrain, relying on what was included in reports of Bahraini human rights organizations.
US State Department Condemns Torture in Bahrain
The US State Department condemned human rights violations in Bahrain, which include arbitrary arrest, detention of political prisoners and torture.
Dutch Channel: Ali Al-Shuwaikh Extradition Case Internally Discussed in the Netherlands, Opposition Makes Move to Uncover Circumstances
A report aired by the Dutch (1V) Channel said that some opposition parties in Amsterdam began to move to uncover the circumstances surrounding Bahraini detainee stripped of his nationality Ali Al-Shuwaikh, who was handed over by the Dutch authorities to Bahrain in October 2018.
Netherlands Should Form Committee of Inquiry in Case of Bahraini Citizen Ali Al-Shuwaikh: Salam
Salam for Democracy and Human Rights demanded the Dutch authorities to form a committee of inquiry into the reasons for rejecting Ali Al-Shuwaikh's asylum request and the reasons for not allowing him to travel to a country other than Bahrain, where he was sentenced to life in jail and revoked of his nationality.
Saudis Prepare Trials of Detainees Identified as Women's Rights Activists
Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor is preparing the trials of detainees, identified by watchdog groups as women's rights activists, after completing its investigations, state news agency SPA said on Friday.
Saudi Arabia Refers Lojain Hathloul and Number of Prisoners of Conscience to Trial in "Terrorism Court"
Saudi authorities announced on Friday that they concluded investigations with a number of "prisoners of conscience", noting that they are currently working on the preparation of regulations against the defendants to refer them to the "competent criminal court" of terrorism.
Court Upholds Verdict Issued against Detainee Zeinab Makki Marhoun
The regime's courts upheld on Tuesday (February 26, 2019) the one-year jail verdict issued against Bahraini detainee Zeinab Makki as well as revoking her citizenship.
7 Bahraini Detainees Face Death if King Approves their Death Penalties: SALAM Releases List
London-based Salam for Democracy and Human Rights published on Tuesday February 26, 2019, a list including the names of political prisoners sentenced to death in Bahrain.
11 HR Org. Including HRW Demand Bahrain to Drop Fabricated Charges against Sayed Ahmed Al-Wedaei's Relatives
Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International along with other human rights organizations issued a statement demanding the Bahraini government to drop charges against family of human rights activist Sayed Ahmed Al-Wedaei.
Human Rights Activists Produce Animated Documentary Entitled "The Story of Hakeem Al-Araibi"
Human Rights activists produced an animated documentary entitled "The Story of Hakeem" in English with Arabic subtitles. It shows the details of the prosecution and security pursuit of Bahraini soccer player Hakeem Al-Araibi until his release in Thailand and his return to Australia.
Front Line Defenders Hold Sit-in outside European Parliament Calling for Release of Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja & HR Defenders in Bahrain
Front Line Defenders organized a sit-in in front of the European Parliament in the Belgium capital, Brussels, demanding that the European Union press Bahrain to release imprisoned human rights defenders in Bahrain, namely former Middle East and North Africa Protection Co-ordinator for Front Line Defenders, Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja.
Moroccan Prisoner Dies in Jaw Prison, His Mother Says He was Torture for Whole Night by Prison Officials
The Moroccan Center for Human Rights announced the death of a Moroccan prisoner in the Jaw Central Prison in Bahrain in mysterious circumstances after being mistreated.
Strike in Dry Dock Prison over Removing Women's Hijab while being Searched by Female Police
Human rights activists in Bahrain said that a number of political detainees in Dry Dock Prison stopped attending family visits.