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?
Does Ayatollah Qassim Still Face a Threat after Suspension of Penalty?
Is there no longer a risk of Sheikh Isa Qassim being targeted more vehemently. There are cases where the re-implementation of the penalty is possible.
Trump in Saudi Arabia to Unite the Islamic World and Collect Jizyah!
US President Donald Trump arrived to Saudi Arabia on Saturday (May 20, 2017) to hold talks with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud as well as Arab and Islamic leaders on his first overseas visit.
Gov't War on Activists Cars: A Series of Electric Contacts
On December 17, 2012, Al-Wefaq Secretary General Sheikh Ali Salman addressed the authorities in a tweet, deeming them responsible of the assaults against properties of opposition members.
2017 HRC UPR Working Group on Bahrain Issues Draft Report; Another Set of 176 Recommendations
The Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Twenty-Seventh session issued an unedited version of its draft report on Bahrain, on Wednesday (May 3, 2017). The 2017 recommendations seem to mirror the 2012 recommendations, as both sets line up to 176 recommendations.
Geneva 2017 Sees no Activists from Bahrain: Does HRC Need another Evidence?
It’s been 5 years since the United Nations issued 176 recommendations to the Government of Bahrain to reform the deteriorating human rights status. Bahrain has been a country full of torture, killing, labor dismissals and sectarian persecution.
Bahrain Buys US Silence: $8 Billion Deals in Just 2 Weeks!
Bahrain continues to pay the Republican Trump administration. It is trying its best to veer Washington away from the island kingdom’s internal crisis, which has been under criticism by the Democratic administration led by former president Barack Obama.
Martyr Mostafa Hamdan’s Mother Bids Farewell to her Son
Martyr Mostafa Hamdan’s mother stood before the vehicle carrying her late son’s body and pleaded in content: O Allah, accept this sacrifice from me!
Mohammad Sahwan: You’ll no Longer Feel the Pain of your Wounds
Martyr Mohammad Sahwan went through many difficult stages as did the rest of his family members. Belonging to the “Sahwan” family name was enough for him to become a target, let alone being a leading man of society in Sanabes.
A Night in Diraz
It is the weekend, the time when everyone looks for a breather to change their mood. Contrary to that, we are looking for a way out into a choked place, besieged day after day.
Countdown until Al-Ekri’s Release: Fareeda Al-Dalal Says Two Things not to be Forgotten, Slandering My Husband & Insulting My Children
On Friday (March 10, 2017), the Bahraini “Hippocrates” Dr. Ali Al-Ekri completes his five-year prison sentence. His family eagerly awaits his release.
Second Edition of Jaw Novel out, Readers Say this Book could Break You
Bahrain Mirror issued the second edition of the Jaw Novel this week on Wednesday (February 15, 2017). “Jaw,” a literary work written by a Bahraini political prisoner, was well received by readers and gained popularity in the country.
Feb. 14 Uprising’s 6th Anniversary: General School Strike, Closed Shops, and Mass Protests in Manama
Marking sixth anniversary of Bahrain’s February 14 uprising, thousands took to the streets across the country on Tuesday (February 14, 2017).
At Rida Al-Ghasra's Home during his Burial
One of Rida’s sisters said: “We told them to only let his mother enter to see her son and bid him farewell, but they threatened us and told us to return home or else they’ll beat us.”
Rida Al-Ghasra’s Escapes: Fleeing from Hell Isn’t Impossible
While the New Year’s eve was being celebrated in prison, ten young men succeeded in escaping from the abyss, climbing over the great Jaw prison wall.
Rida Al-Ghasra’s Legend: From the “Great Escape” to Freedom & then Immortality
The Legend…That’s how the Bahrainis knew martyr Rida Al-Ghasra, who succeeded in escaping tight-security prisons three times, the last of which was a month before his demise.
Bahrain: Historic Change in Judicial System Renders it Under Military Rule after 94 Years of British Reforms
94 years after the tribal system in Bahraini courts was abolished, the judiciary in Bahrain is, for the first time, heading towards becoming directly and permanently under military rule.
Bitter Reality of Bahrain’s Only Sugar Refinery: Lack of Funding and Forced Labour
There are currently official attempts by the Bahraini authorities to cover up grave violations committed against Bahraini and foreign workers at the Arabian Sugar Company (ASC).
How did the Martyrs’ Parents Receive their Sons’ Execution Uniforms?
As if the shock of death was not enough for the regime— They handed the martyrs’ families the clothes, which they were wearing when they were executed by a firing squad.
After Mostafa Hamdan: We Readied ourselves for Martyrdom
A protestor stressed: “Our message is clear. We are all Mostafa Hamdan. What I am stating literally represents the protestors camping outside Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim’s house. We have readied ourselves for martyrdom. We shall not return home. We will face the gunfire with courage.”