January 16, 2018
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Bahraini court upholds jail sentence for prominent rights activist

Bahrain’s Court of Cassation, which has the ultimate say in the case of appeals in the country, upholds a two-year jail sentence issued for noted rights campaigner Nabeel Rajab. Rajab has faced two trials, one concerning his criticism of the ruling regime in alleged interviews he has given and statements made to foreign media, and…

Bahraini court upholds jail sentence for prominent rights activist

Bahrain’s Court of Cassation, which has the ultimate say in the case of appeals in the country, upholds a two-year jail sentence issued for noted rights campaigner Nabeel Rajab. Rajab has faced two trials, one concerning his criticism of the ruling regime in alleged interviews he has given and statements made to foreign media, and…

Amnesty Urges Manama to Quash Latest Death Sentences & End Its Clampdown on Leading Opposition and Rights Figures

Amnesty International called on Manama to quash the most recent death sentences handed down to six civilians last December by Bahrain’s top military court. A total of thirteen defendants in the case including the forcefully disappeared Sayed Alawi Hussain al-Alawi and Fadhel Sayed Abbas Hasan Radhi, were convicted on terror-related charges. The rights group demanded…

Amnesty urges Bahrain to quash latest death sentences, end crackdown on dissent

Amnesty International has called upon Bahraini officials to overturn recent death sentences passed on six civilians over terror-related charges, and to put an immediate end to the violent crackdown on political dissidents and anti-regime protesters in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom. The London-based non-governmental organization announced in a statement on Saturday that the case must…

Bahrain deports youth for supporting top Shia cleric

Bahraini regime officials have deported a young man to neighboring Saudi Arabia over his support for prominent Shia cleric, Sheikh Isa Qassim, who has been stripped of nationality by the Al Khalifah regime and is suffering from deteriorating health. Ahmed Ali al-Attiya, born to a Saudi father and a Bahraini mother, was handed over to…

Bahraini groups call for prosecution of ‘suspicious’ delegates to Israel

Over two dozen Bahraini organizations have called for the prosecution of a “suspicious” delegation that has visited Israel. In a joint statement released on Wednesday, 25 political and civil societies demanded that the members of the delegation be prosecuted for abandoning the Bahraini national consensus, which rejects normalization with the Tel Aviv regime. The group…

Over 500 Bahrainis Stripped Of Their Citizenship Since 2012

The number of Bahrainis who had their citizenship revoked since 2012 surpassed the 500 mark this week. In recent months, Manama has stepped up citizenship revocations amid an intensifying crackdown on dissent. Many of those who had their nationality revoked have been expelled from the country. Those who remain are unable to manage their properties,…

Al-Wafaq’s Deputy Chief Describes Death Sentences Against Six Bahrainis As An Act Of Weakness By Manama

The Deputy Secretary-General of Bahrain’s Al-Wafaq party described the latest death sentences against six Bahrainis as an act of “weakness” on the part of Manama. “The whole matter is about settling scores with the people of Bahrain,” Sheikh Hussein Al-Daihi said on Monday. “All these verdicts, detainees, security and judicial options are used by the…

Bahrain Rocked By Protests Following Death Sentences

A wave of protests erupted across Bahrain after the kingdom’s top military court sentenced six civilians to death. The verdict, in the first case of its kind since Bahrain’s rulers amended the country’s constitution allowing military courts to try civilians, sparked outrage among ordinary Bahrainis. Hundreds took to the streets in a number of towns…

Manama cracks down on demonstrations against death sentences

Bahraini forces have heavy-handedly cracked down on protests which broke out after the Manama regime sentenced six people to death over terrorism charges. Bahraini troops used teargas to suppress a demonstration which was held in the village of Diraz by mostly female protesters on Monday. Earlier in the day, Bahrain military court handed down the…

Yemeni forces’ missile kills several Saudi mercenaries in Sana’a

Yemeni forces have fired a Zelzal 2 (Earthquake-2) ballistic missile at a position of Saudi-backed mercenaries in the Nihm district of the country’s western Sana’a province, inflicting heavy casualties on them. According to early reports, scores of Saudi-backed militiamen loyal to former Yemeni president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, were killed and injured after Yemeni army…