Isa Town Detainees: Some Wash Policewomen’s Carpets, Others Remain in their Prison Cells in Protest
The Political prisoners held in Isa Town Detention Center experience various forms of humiliation and exploitation by female police officers and the prison chief.
From Dry Dock Prison… Appeal of Hunger to the ICRC
For one year and ten months, Bahrain detainees have not seen the sun. This is not a metaphor, but a real crime.
The Island of Retweets: Art of Qatari Humor in Ridiculing Bahraini Politics
The Qataris have found a sarcastic expression to describe Bahrain: “The island of retweets.” It is a metaphor for Bahrain's blind dependence on Saudi Arabia, as Manama’s stances are nothing but “retweets” of Riyadh’s announced position.
Dr. Taha Al-Dirazi Describes Conditions of Political Prisoners in Bahrain: They Drink Water in “Clorox Bottles”, I Experienced these Sufferings!
In a shocking tweet, neurosurgeon Dr. Taha Al-Dirazi described the situation of political prisoners in Bahrain. “They drink water in Clorox bottles and eat their meals on nylon bags instead of plates. They spend 23 hours in prison cells,” he said.
Part of Child Mahdi Muftah’s Genitals Removed Days after His Arrest and Torture in CID
The news of transferring child Mahdi Muftah on Monday (October 16, 2017) to the military hospital to undergo an emergency surgery performed on his genitalia, less than a week after his arrest, caused a stir on social media outlets.
Bahrainis Recall Bassiouni's Report after his Death: Report Died Way before his Death
The demise of international law professor Mahmoud Cherif Bassiouni reminded Bahrainis of his 2011 report on Bahrain, which social actors believe could have been a road map leading Bahrain out of the crisis, but things went down differently.
Bassiouni Ends his Bahraini Journey, which Started on June 29, 2011: Government Implemented only 10 Recommendations
Bahraini Government claims that it implemented the 26 recommendations, but a number of states and organizations as well as the President of the Commission himself say otherwise.
Al-Bilad Al-Qadeem: Khalil Al-Hayiki; A Life Worth Celebrating
On Tuesday September 5, 2017, a man named Khalil Ibrahim Isa Al-Hayiki passed away. Many probably don’t know who Al-Hayiki (Aba Ali) is, and they have the right not to, since he never worked for the sake of people knowing him.
Strangest Story of Syrian Muslim Brotherhood Leaders: Father in Qatar and Son in Bahrain
Syrian Muslim Brotherhood official resided in Qatar while his son, another extremist leader ran the Brotherhood movement in Bahrain.
One Year Since the Diraz Friday Prayers Ban: Bahraini Regime Condemns Israel's Prohibition of Prayers
Ironically, Bahraini authorities condemn Israelis for banning Friday prayers at Al-Aqsa Mosque, while they continue to impose a siege on the village of Diraz, preventing worshipers from performing Friday Prayers.
Bahraini King Excluded from Qatar Dispute Talks: No Western Official Visited or Contacted Hamad bin Isa!
Although Bahrain issued the first statement announcing the severing of ties with Qatar, the island kingdom remained excluded from the deliberations regarding the Qatar crisis.
“Courageous Bahraini” Khawla Mattar Recalling Memories of Death in Syria
Khawla Mattar of Bahrain, the Under Secretary-General of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), spent about two hours speaking of the humanitarian experience she went through in the conflict zones in Syria.
Scene from Bahraini Girl's Life whose Father is Behind Bars
The account presented below does not represent the most painful story, or the most exciting for that matter. It is a daily routine experienced by Bahrainis, experienced by the families of political prisoners in Bahrain.
BICI Report Spoke of Qatar Mediation to Resolve Bahraini Crisis
Why the need to make such efforts to desperately “expose” Qatar, when the BICI report had already addressed in 2011 the fact that Qatar attempted to play the role of the mediator in the political crisis in Bahrain.
HR Activists’ Interrogations: Testimonies of those Tortured at Muharraq Police Station’s 3rd Floor
“The time of Human Rights has ended,” is one of the most popular phrases that the Interior Ministry’s security interrogators have recently been saying repeatedly to peaceful activists in interrogation rooms.
Qataris Clap Back at Bahraini King’s Son: “You’re Beggars, You and Your Brother"
Qataris responded sarcastically to Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain’s son, who described the Qataris in a speech at a military ceremony as “hypocrites.”
Bahrain: How the Regime Destroyed Aspirations of Thousands of Top Students since 2006 so Far
Most comprehensive understanding of the reality of education in Bahrain requires being placed in the context of what was revealed by the former strategic planning adviser at the Royal Court, Salah al-Bandar, about “the systematic work on excluding the Shiite community in the country.”
“Dry Dock” Prisoners Tell a Tale of their Suffering: Lack of Sun, Food, Medication, Human Value
For over a year, the detainees at the Dry Dock prison haven’t seen the sun light. This is no exaggeration; this is a real crime.
Bahrain’s Activists under Pressure: Either Work as Informants for Regime or Face Retaliation
It’s no wonder that Bahrain’s name was mentioned in the international campaign launched by Amnesty International aimed at recognizing human rights defenders and protecting them.
What Do Diraz Protestors Say?
How did the demonstrators react to yesterday’s verdict? What is their response to the Interior Ministry’s notices? Will they end their sit-in after an entire year of protesting in the square opposite to Ayatollah Qassim’s house?