2021 Panorama: Deaths of Barakat and Malullah, Coronavirus Outbreak, Hunger Strikes, Attacks and Medical Negligence in Bahraini Prisons
The plight of detainees in Bahrain's prisons was far from an improvement over preceding years. A disturbing narrative unfolded in 2021, revealing deliberate medical negligence, a severe Coronavirus outbreak, hunger strikes, physical attacks, and a lack of humane treatment within the confines of the Dry Dock and Jaw Central prisons.
Bahraini Interior Minister from the US Declares Views opposing Regime Policy should be Eradicated
The Bahraini Minister of Interior participated in an event held by the American D.A.R.E. organization, an organization that provides training for security officers. They had an anti-addiction program called "Together" which then turned into a program for combating violence and addiction.
Jaw Prison Administration Threatens Detainees with "Restriction and Intervention of Special Forces" If They Don't End their Protest
The Prisoners' Affairs Authority in Bahrain confirmed that the director of Jaw Central Prison, Adnan Bahar, raised the "alert level" in the prison and closed the cells to control the protest of detainees who are demanding enabling prisoner of conscience Abdulwahab Hussein receive his right to treatment and medical care.
Al-Wefaq: Regime Carried out 470 HR Violations between January and March 2023
Al-Wefaq Society documented 470 human rights violations practiced by the regime, from January 1 to March 31, 2023, including 283 house raids and 36 arbitrary arrests.
Fairooz: Parliamentarians and IPU Bodies Willing to Raise HR Issues while in Bahrain
The "Bahrain Forum for Human Rights" organized a human rights seminar entitled "Updates on Bahrain's human rights situation" with the participation of members of Al-Wefaq Society, media people, father of political detainee Mr. Ali Mhanna and mother of martyr Sami Mushaima.
Jaw Prisoners: We will Start Open Strike If Prison Administration Continues to Neglect our Demands
Political prisoners in Jaw Central Prison said that they will go on an open strike if the prison's administration continues to neglect their just demands which they talked about in their audio messages from prison and explained the suffering and ill-treatment they are subjected to.
Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja Faces New Charge over Insulting Israel
One of Bahrain's most prominent human rights defenders who is already serving a life sentence faces a series of fresh charges over his protests from prison, his family and rights groups have reported.
MoI Complicit with Public Prosecution, Fabricates Case against Sheikh Abduljalil: Sayed Ahmed Al-Wadaei
Human rights activist Sayed Ahmed Al-Wadaei revealed on Thursday (September 29, 2020) that "the Public Prosecution demanded to interrogate Sheikh Abduljalil Al-Meqdad over a complaint lodged by officer Ali Farhan, who lead the assault against Sheik Al-Meqdad."
Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, Other Prisoners of Conscience Face Reprisals in Bahrain
Reliable local reports confirmed that the Jaw Prison administration is currently targeting prominent human rights defender Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja and other prisoners of conscience in Bahrain with reprisals, Ifex website reported GHCR statement as saying.
Families of Detainees Tried to Deliver Letter to PM Court in Al-Gudaibiya
Families of detainees in Jaw Central Prison said they tried to deliver a letter to Prime Minister Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa's office demanding revealing the fate of 14 political detainees with whom contact had been cut off.
Applying Open Prisons Program, Allowing Prisoners to Spend 12 Hours outside Prison
Information revealed that the Jaw Prison administration has started implementing the open prisons program that allows prison inmates to spend a large part of the day at their homes, work sites or schools.
Detainees in Jaw Prison Punished for Commemorating "Eid Al-Ghadir"
Information revealed that Jaw Central Prison administration prevented detainees from calling their families and denied them visits because they commemorated "Eid Al-Ghadir", commemorated by Shiites on 18 Dhu Al-Hijjah.
Amnesty Int'l: Gross Negligence in Face of Confirmed Tuberculosis Infections at Jaw Prison
Amnesty International said in a tweet that the Bahraini authorities are acting with gross negligence in the face of confirmed tuberculosis infections at Jaw Prison.
Hussein Al-Sahlawi's Family Expresses Concern over his Safety due to Preventing him from Treatment
Family of detainee Hussein Al-Sahlawi has reiterated concerns for his safety as he complains of medical negligence, despite earlier demands to provide him treatment for the complications he suffers after being infected with Coronavirus.
Urgent Letter from Detained Leaders Demanding UN Secretary-General to Immediately Interefe to Save Abduljalil Al-Singace's Life
A number of detained political leaders in Bahrain issued an urgent appeal to the United Nations Secretary-General and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights asking them to intervene immediately to save the life of Dr. Abduljalil Al-Singace, who has been on hunger strike for nearly 250 days.
2021 Panorama: Systematic Medical Negligence Leads to Martyrdom of Number of Prisoners, Health of Mushaima and Al-Moqdad Deteriorates
In 2021, systematic official medical negligence killed political and non-political prisoners. Meanwhile, the appeals of the families of sick prisoners and human rights activists were made to no avail.
Detainees Reject Breakfast Meals in Protest against Isolating Other Prisoners for More than 6 Months
Detainees in Jaw Prison said on Monday (January 24, 2022) that they rejected to receive breakfast meals in protest against the continuation of isolating prisoners in isolation rooms for more than 6 months.
2021 Panorama: After a Decade in Prison, Pervez's Released, Authorities Hide His Medical Condition
The security authorities released prominent political dissident Mohammad Jawad Pervez on April 9, 2021, as part of the alternative penalty law, after he spent more than a decade in prison.
Number of British MPs Signing on Petition Demanding Al-Singace's Release Increases to 39
The number of MPs signing on a parliamentary petition calling for the release of Dr. Abduljalil Al-Singace has risen to 39.
Detainees Raise Alarm: Photographer Yasser Ahmad in Very Bad Health Condition
A number of political detainees at Jaw Central Prison confirmed that prisoner of conscience, who is sentenced to life imprisonment, photographer Yasser Ahmad, known as "The American Yasser", is in bad health condition, adding that he is unable to move properly.