Booths of Humiliation: About the Visits of Prisoners’ Families
Humiliation is not only practiced against political prisoners in Bahrain, it is also the treatment that families of prisoners receive during visits.
Sheikh Hasan Sultan: From Initiative Pioneer to Terrorist List Including “Somali Jihadists”!
Sheikh Hasan Sultan was among the pioneers of the initiative who drafted a roadmap out of the political crisis that hit the country in the 1990s.
Development of “Al-Basta Group”: Retaliatory Verdicts against “WhatsApp” Group Dubbed as “Terrorist Cell”
Arbitrary retaliatory sentences were issued on October 30, 2017, against 18 Bahrainis accused in a case known as “Al-Basta Group”. The court issued life sentences against 8 defendants, 15-year jail terms against 7 others and revoked the citizenships of 14.
Egyptian Artist Khaled Abul Naga Salutes Peaceful Arab Uprisings in Forum Sponsored by King’s Son, Triggering Bitter Debate by Pro-Regime Sawsan Al-Shaer
The Egyptian artist Khaled Abul Naga could not express his point of view during the Peacemaking Youth Forum organized by the Ministry of Youth and Sports without being interrupted by the quarreling of Sawsan Al-Shaer, a writer who is close to the regime.
Bahrain’s King Sponsors & Politically Covers Event of Association that Sent Delegation to Visit Israel
An event marking National Day Holiday was held by the “This is Bahrain” Association at the Bahrain National Stadium on Friday, which was sponsored by the King of Bahrain, Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.
Twitter Campaign Brings Issue of Torture in Bahrain Back to the Forefront
A campaign that was launched on Twitter last month brought torture back to the media scene in Bahrain.
Al-Khabbaz Parents Denied Right to See their 4 Sons Together during Visit since 10 Months
Families of political prisoners found the solidarity campaign launched under the hashtag #Save_Bahrain_Prisoners an opportunity to reveal a portion of the sufferings they and their sons have been experiencing.
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.