May 24, 2018
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opposition leaders daughter denied citizenship

Bahraini authorities have refused to grant the daughter of prominent Shia and opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman full citizenship as the ruling Al Khalifah regime does not shy away from its heavy-handed clampdown on political dissidents and pro-democracy campaigners in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom. Sheikh Salman’s wife, Alya Radhi, wrote in a post published…

opposition leaders daughter denied citizenship

Bahraini authorities have refused to grant the daughter of prominent Shia and opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman full citizenship as the ruling Al Khalifah regime does not shy away from its heavy-handed clampdown on political dissidents and pro-democracy campaigners in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom. Sheikh Salman’s wife, Alya Radhi, wrote in a post published…

EU Vows to Maintain Pressure on Bahrain Over Restrictions on Liberties

Marking the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Council of the European Union adopted conclusions on EU priorities at UN human rights fora for 2018. These outline the EU’s lines of action for the coming months. The EU vowed that it would “remain a staunch supporter of the rights to freedom…

Bahrain’s Religious Scholars Underscore Popular Demand for Judicial Impartiality

Bahrain’s religious scholars or the Ulama reiterated the people’s call for judicial impartiality in the kingdom, describing the actions of the judiciary as un-Islamic. In a statement released on Tuesday, the Ulama alleged that “death sentences are handed down to opponents of the regime’s policies.” 22 Bahrainis are currently on death row, and at least…

‘22 Bahraini dissidents sentenced to death’

A Bahraini human rights activist says the Manama regime has already sentenced nearly two dozen political dissidents to death as the ruling Al Khalifah dynasty presses ahead with its heavy-handed crackdown on pro-democracy campaigners in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom. President of Bahrain Forum for Human Rights Yusuf Rabie, in a post published on his…

Bahrain upholds death sentence against Shia dissident

Bahrain’s supreme court of appeals has upheld a death sentence against a Shia anti-regime activist as the ruling Al Khalifah regime presses ahead with its heavy clampdown on political dissidents and pro-democracy activists in the kingdom. On Monday, the Court of Cassation found defendant Hussein Marzouq guilty of involvement in the 2016 bombing in the…

UN Human Rights Chief Asks Why “So Little” is Being Done to Stop Rights Violations

The outgoing United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein asked why so little was being done to stop the long list of human rights violations around the globe. Speaking at the 37th session of the UN Human Rights Council, which got underway in Geneva on Monday, Zeid also singled out Bahrain….

Afrin locals confirm their belonging to homeland, welcome popular forces

Afrin’s locals gathered in the main square of the city on Thursday to confirm their belonging to the homeland and welcome the popular forces’ engagement in confronting the Turkish regime’s continued aggression on Afrin area.

Bahrain’s Ulama Blame the Manama Regime for the Deaths of Bahraini Youths at Sea

Bahrain’s religious scholars or the Ulama blamed the regime in Manama for the deaths of three Bahrainis, who drowned in the waters of the Persian Gulf over the weekend. In a statement released on Wednesday, the Ulama said that the youths were forced to flee their home country to escape persecution and to save themselves,…

Bahrain court upholds dissolution of opposition party

Bahrain’s supreme court of appeal has upheld the dissolution of the country’s main Shia opposition group, the al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, as the ruling Al Khalifah regime presses ahead with its heavy-handed clampdown on political dissidents and pro-democracy campaigners in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom. On Monday, the Court of Cassation turned down an earlier…

Trial of Jailed Bahraini Opposition Leader Adjourned Until Next Month

The trial of jailed Bahraini opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman was adjourned for a sixth consecutive time on Monday. The Manama court scheduled the next hearing for March 1. Sheikh Salman, who is already serving a 4-year prison term, was charged with “spying for the state of Qatar” last November. The charges in the case…