Protests in Manama after Execution of Bahrainis Sadiq Thamer and Jaafar Sultan at Hands of Saudi Authorities
Angry protests erupted in Bahrain against the execution of two Bahraini nationals by Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia Executes 3 Dissidents from Qatif
On Monday, May 22, 2023, the Saudi regime executed three dissident detainees from Qatif: Mohammed bin Ibrahim Muwais, Haidar bin Hassan Muwais, and Hassan bin Isa Al Mhanna.
BFHR: 7 Days since Contact Lost with Death Row Political Detainees
The Bahrain Forum for Human Rights said that it has been 7 days since contact with death row political detainees in Jaw Central Prison has been lost, noting that their families "do not know anything about the fate of their sons."
127 HR Networks and Organizations Call on IPU Participants to Raise HR Issues in Bahrain
127 human rights networks and organizations issued a joint statement on the eve of the 146th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Manama on March 11, 2023, expressing their "grave concern over the continued deterioration of the human rights situation in Bahrain."
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.
Death Row Inmate Mohammed Ramadan Allowed Physical Contact with his Family for First Time in Years: Reuters
The family of a Bahraini activist on death row was allowed physical contact with Mohammed Ramadhan for the first time in years on a prison visit this week, his wife said, though adding she believed he was not getting proper medical treatment.
King Comments on Pope's Speech after Midnight: Bahrain Dedicated to HR Issues
Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa said, "The Kingdom of Bahrain, in accordance with its principles, is dedicated to affirm, maintain and abide by human rights, in practice, and establishes frameworks to ensure their preservation."
UK Funding Bahrain Organisations Accused of Torture: The Telegraph
The British "The Telegraph" newspaper stated that the UK government has provided millions in funding to security services in Bahrain accused of serious human rights abuses including torture, according to a new report.
International Human Rights Report Documents Torture of 8 Detainees Sentenced to Death
A human rights report that documented the issuance of death sentences after torture and sham trials in Bahrain confirmed that court records of the Bahraini authorities show widespread human rights violations
Some of the Torture Jaafar Sultan Endured in Saudi Arabia
On May 8, 2015, Saudi authorities arrested Bahraini citizens Jaafar Sultan and Sadeq Thamer, and since then their suffering and torture began.
HRW Demands EU to Shed Light on HR Violations in Gulf
Human Rights Watch (HRW) sent a letter to the European Union on its new partnership with the Gulf and called on the EU to shed light on the deteriorating human rights situation in the Gulf region.
Middle East Eye: Serbia Ignored ECHR Ruling by Extraditing Ahmed Jaafar to Bahrain
Serbia extradited Bahraini political dissident Ahmed Jaafar Mohamed Ali after Serbian officials responded to an Interpol red notice request from the kingdom, despite a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) specifically forbidding this.
10 NGOs: Death Sentences against Two Bahraini Citizens in Saudi Arabia Arbitrary Contravention of Application of Domestic Laws
A joint statement issued by 10 human rights organizations said that the death sentences issued by the Saudi Criminal Court against Bahraini citizens Jaafar Muhammad Ali Muhammad Juma Sultan, and Sadiq Majeed Abdul Rahim Ibrahim Thamer, a transgression of spatial jurisdiction by the Saudi judiciary.
Saudi Court Postpones Case of Two Bahrainis on Death Row
The Saudi Court of Appeals postponed the case of Bahraini detainees, Sadiq Thamer and Jaafar Sultan, who are on death row.
Tortured and then Executed: Ali Al-Arab, Ahmed Al-Malali (BCHR Report)
Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR) issued an annual report on the anniversary of the execution of martyrs Ali Al-Arab and Ahmad Al-Malala. The center asked the Bahraini government to end the illegal use of torture and investigate confessions used in court that were given under torture conditions.
Campaign to Stop Death Sentences in Bahrain
Bahraini opposition forces have decided to launch a social media campaign to demand the halt of death sentences in Bahrain.
Death Sentences Drastically Escalating, Families of Convicted Live in Fear: HR Report
"We don't know when we will wake up and hear my husband is going to be executed. He has lost all his appeals and his sentence is final. So we pray every single day that an execution will not take place," this is how Zainab, wife of one of the death convict detainees, expressed her fear over her husband's life.
Bahrain Press Association Commends Release of Some Prisoners, Calls on Authorities to Abolish Death Penalty
The Bahrain Press Association said it applauds "the release of some political prisoners in Bahrain under the Alternative Penal Code."
US Department of State Report Criticizes Human Rights Violations in Bahrain
US Department of State issued its 2020 annual human rights report and discussed the human rights situation in Bahrain in 39 pages.
European Union Criticizes Dire Human Right Condition in Bahrain
The European Union has pledged to use all possible means to continue improving human rights in Bahrain.