Bahrain: Teenage Prisoner Unable to Eat Due to Teeth Issues, Prison Administration Denies Him Treatment
A 17-year-old Bahraini prisoner (legally a minor) complained about his inability to eat food after his teeth began to fall apart. He was denied treatment by the Dry Dock Prison Administration.
Rajab: Political Prisoners Recorded Success in Implementing Alternative Penalties, Everyone Deserves Other Chance in Life
Human rights activist Nabeel Rajab said that the political detainees who were released under the Alternative Penalties Law have made success in implementing the alternative action, indicating that those returned to prison are criminal prisoners who have violated the law.
Zuheir Ibrahim's First Comment after Court Upheld his Death Sentence: I didn't Commit Crime, I've Never Practiced Violence
In his first comment after upholding the death sentence against him, political detainee Zuheir Jassim Ibrahim said that he didn't commit the crime over which he was tried and stressed that he has never practiced violence.
Nabeel Rajab: I am Deeply Saddened by Suffering of Prisoners, I'll Write Stories from Prison Experience
In his second comment following his release on June 9, 2020, Nabeel Rajab said via his Instagram page that he is saddened by the suffering of the prisoners. Nabeel also promised to write a story from his experience in prison when he has opportunity to do so.
BFHR: 30 Prisoners of Conscience Released in the Last Week of May
Head of monitoring and documentation at the Bahrain Forum for Human Rights (BFHR), Hussein Nooh, said that 30 prisoners of conscience were released in that last week of May. The security authorities informed them that they had obtained a special pardon.
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.
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.
BFHR: 57 Prisoners Included in Pardon Had Less than 2 Years Remaining of Prison Sentences
The Bahrain Forum for Human Rights (BFHR) monitored the release of political prisoners throughout the last period, between March 11 and April 30, by studying 512 cases of prisoners of conscience.
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.
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.
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.
Bahrain Clerics Urge Releasing Prisoners before Coronavirus Invades Prison
A number of Shiite religious scholars in Bahrain issued a statement stressing on the "necessity to release prisoners of conscience in Bahrain before this virus invades the prison." They warned of the consequences of the authorities' disregard for the call launched by Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim to release 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.
Second Suicide Attempt to Criminal Prisoner within Days after Placing him in Solitary Confinement
Human rights activist Ibtisam Al-Saegh revealed that one of the criminal prisoners in Jaw Central Prison attempted to hang himself after suffering from depression as a result of putting him in solitary confinement. She explained that this is the prisoner's second suicidal attempt this week.
3 NGOs Demand Release of Prisoners in Bahrain amid Coronavirus Outbreak
Three Bahraini human rights organizations, SALAM for Democracy and Human Rights (SALAM DHR), the Gulf Institute for Democracy and Human Rights (GIDHR) and the Bahrain Forum for Human Rights (BFHR), demanded the release of prisoners in the light of the Coronavirus pandemic sweeping the world.
BFHR: Deprivation of Treatment is Typical Form of Torture in Bahrain
The Bahrain Forum for Human Rights (BFHR) said that it has monitored, during the last period, dozens of complaints by detainees, due to the violation of their right to receive appropriate and necessary treatment, especially in the Jaw Central Prison.