Ayatollah Qassim: Meeting Political & Human Rights Demands, Releasing Prisoners is Pride for the Nation, Contrary is a Disaster
Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim said, on his Twitter page, that "the release of prisoners of political opinion in Bahrain, and the fulfillment of just human rights and political demands for security and peace, is a pride for the nation, and the contrary is the disaster of disasters."
Inmates Tell Bahrain Mirror: We Haven't Seen One Single Mask since Outbreak of Pandemic, State TV Broadcasts Lies
Responding to questions raised by Bahrain Mirror, political prisoners in Jaw Central Prison say they have been living in harsh conditions since the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic inside the prison.
BFHR, Salam DHR: 39 Confirmed Positive Coronavirus Cases in Jaw Prison, Gov't should Take Rapid Measures and Release Prisoners
Bahrain Forum for Human Rights and Salam for Democracy and Human Rights documented the names of 39 inmates who tested positive for Coronavirus.
Al-Wefaq Holds Regime Fully Responsible for COVID-19 Spread in Prisons
Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society held the regime fully responsible for what was happening inside prisons.
14 British MPs Call on their Gov't to Reconsider Relations with Bahrain, Urge Bahraini Authorities to Release Opposition Leaders
14 MPs in the UK Parliament sent an urgent letter to Britain's foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, urging him to pressure on the Bahraini government to release political prisoners.
Ayatollah Qassim Addressing Gov't: Solution Relies in Releasing All Prisoners of Conscience
Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim warned the government of the deaths of prisoners, stressing that this would lead to instability of the country and advising the government to quickly release all prisoners of conscience.
A Letter to Every Family who has a Minor Detained or Convicted of Murder
Could there be a door of hope for every detainee accused of a crime that occurred before he turned 18? Perhaps yes and perhaps no.
HRW Calls on Washington, London to Pressure on Bahrain to Save Mohammad Ramadan & Hussein Mousa
"Bahrain's allies, including the United States and United Kingdom, should press Bahrain to allow United Nations experts to independently investigate Hussein Mousa and Mohammad Ramadan's torture claims. Bahrain should free the two men or retry them in a judicial proceeding that meets fair trial standards," Human Rights Watch said.
Draft Bill Proposed by Gov't to Parliament Abolishing Death Penalty and Life Imprisonment for Individuals under 18
The Parliament will soon discuss a draft bill proposed by the government on the Youth Criminal Justice Act. One of the most prominent articles mentioned in the draft states that if the offence is punishable by death, it is reduced to temporary imprisonment or at least one-year prison term.
No Alternative Penalties for Sick Prisoners
The campaign entitled #Sick_Prisoners_in_Bahrain prompted families in the island kingdom to speak out about the sufferings of their ailing sons behind bars. The campaign revealed the large amount of ignored cases of poor health conditions that are increasing in terms of number and severity among political prisoners. Families tweeted with pain, concern and cries for help.
Al-Wefaq Calls to Save Lives of Dozens of Sick Prisoners of Conscience in Bahrain
The Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, largest opposition country, called for the necessity to work to save lives of dozens of prisoners of conscience who are suffering from pressuring diseases and are prevented from receiving the necessary treatment in Bahraini regime prisons.
On Prisoners of Conscience 10th Day of Strike, King Issues Royal Pardon for 250 Indian Prisoners in Honor of Narendra Modi
The photos of woeful women standing in front of the prison gates waiting to visit their sons, husbands, or brothers didn't stir the king's emotions. He didn't order stopping the humiliating searching they are subjected to. He didn't even listen to the appeals of children who called for their fathers' freedom on social media. Not even one political prisoner has been pardoned since 2011. However, the king decided to pardon on Sunday 250 Indian prisoners serving sentences in Bahrain, in honor of the Prime Minister who faces controversy over his anti-Muslim decisions.
Mohammad Sultan: Empty Stomachs and a King Leading Us to the Abyss
Hundreds of prisoners of conscience in Bahrain have launched a hunger strike since August 18, 2019, protesting against the inhumane treatment which violates the most basic international standards for the treatment of prisoners.
Hakeem Al-Araibi Stands in Solidarity with Prisoners on Hunger Strike in Bahrain
Bahraini football player Hakeem Al-Araibi expressed in a tweet today his solidarity with prisoners in Bahrain.
Family of Prisoner of Conscience Yousuf Hassan Demands Allowing him Treatment, Stopping Harassment
Parents of prisoner of conscience, who is sentenced to life imprisonment, Yousuf Hassan Jassim, called for allowing their son to receive treatment, noting that prison officials are depriving him of medical treatment.
Grim Human Rights Violations behind Glamour of the Grand Prix in Bahrain
Ahead of the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix this weekend, Amnesty International has highlighted the grim human rights record of the country.
Jaw Prisoners Banned from Performing their Religious Rites Despite Submitting Formal Requests
A prominent rights activist, Ebtisam Al-Sayegh, quoted one of the detainees as saying that the administration of the Jaw Prison is preventing the inmates from performing religious rites.
Amnesty Int'l, 9 Other Org. Accuse NIHR of Whitewashing Violations after Reading its Statement about "Hasan Mushaima"
10 human rights organizations, including Amnesty International and Index on Censorship, issued a statement in which they said that the Bahraini human rights mechanisms have largely failed to properly address concerns raised on behalf of Hassan Mushaima, stressing that "his life remains at risk".
Maryam Al-Khawaja: EU Didn’t Treat My Father Like Other Prisoners of Conscience Holding his Nationality
Bahraini activist Maryam Al-Khawaja accused the European Union of practicing discrimination against her father in dealing with prisoners of conscience cases, in particular those who hold European nationalities.
Congressman Condemns Denial of Danish MP from Entering Bahrain to Visit Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, Protests on 7th Anniv. of his Arrest
U.S. Congressman James P. McGovern, Co-Chair of the bipartisan Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission in the U.S. issued a statement in which he condemned the April 4th decision by the Bahraini government to deny entry to the country to Lars Aslan Rasmussen, a Danish Member of Parliament, and Brian Dooley, senior advisor at Human Rights First, claiming the two posed a "security risk."