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Trial of Radio Monte Carlo Doualiya’s Reporter Nazeeha Saeed Begins Monday

On 16 January 2017, a Bahraini court will begin hearing the trial of the correspondent for Radio Monte Carlo Doualiya and France24, Nazeeha Saeed, who was was charged on 17 July 2016 with “practicing...

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Former PM David Cameron visits Bahrain amid speculation he may follow Blair's...

David Cameron visited Bahrain this week to meet with the Kingdom's Crown Prince and business leaders, Middle East Eye can reveal. The visit, which saw Cameron thanked for his “prominent role” in...

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Human Rights abuses in Bahrain cast shadow over £2m UK aid support

The government is facing fresh questions about Britain’s aid strategy after it emerged that a controversial multi-million pound programme of support for Bahrain’s security and justice system is being...

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Bahrain: Accelerated Repression Jeopardizes Activists

Bahrain stepped up its repression of activists and government critics during 2016, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2017. The government dissolved the main political opposition group...

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HRW: World Report 2017 - Bahrain

There was a marked deterioration in the human rights situation in Bahrain in mid-2016, when authorities dissolved the main political opposition group, al-Wifaq, jailed the country’s leading human...

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Authorities in Bahrain arbitrarily arrest a man with learning difficulties...

Since 13 December 2016, Kumail Ahmed Hamida, who suffers from learning difficulties, has been in police custody, after reportedly falling victim to arbitrary arrest and torture. The Bahrain Centre for...

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Danish MP Lars Aslan Rasmussen questioning the Foreign Minister on HRD...

On 11 January Member of the Parliament Lars Aslan Rasmussen used the open session in Folketinget (Danish Parliament) to inquire on the actions planned by the Danish Foreign Minister to secure the...

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Bahrain Executes three Stateless Torture Victims Following King Hamad’s...

15 January 2017 – Bahrain today executed three torture victims following authorisation by King Hamad. Sami Mushaima (42), Ali Al-Singace (21) and Abbas Al-Samea (27) were executed this morning by...

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Amnesty International: Bahrain, First executions in more than six years a...

In response to the execution today of three men accused of killing three police officers in Bahrain Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for Campaigns in Beirut, Samah Hadid said: “This is a dark...

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Bahrain Executes 3 Over Police Bombing, Triggering Protests

Bahrain on Sunday carried out its first executions since an Arab Spring uprising rocked the country in 2011, putting to death three men found guilty of a deadly bomb attack on police.   The executions...

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European Union: Statement by the spokesperson on the executions carried out...

It was confirmed earlier today that the Kingdom of Bahrain carried out the execution of three people convicted for a bomb attack against the police which killed 3 policemen.   The EU reiterates its...

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Bahrain City Hall Set Ablaze, Gunfire Heard After Executions

Bahrain says a city hall was set ablaze during a night of clashes between police and protesters following the execution of three men convicted of a deadly bombing targeting police. Bahrain's Interior...

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Belfast company helped train prison staff where executed men held

A HUMAN rights group has voiced concern amid claims that three executed prisoners in Bahrain were held in a jail whose staff received training from a Belfast-based firm. Read More Here. Document Type:...

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Bahraini authorities execute three Shia Muslim men convicted of killing an...

  Bahrain on Sunday executed three Shia Muslim men convicted of killing three policemen in a 2014 bomb attack, the first such executions in over two decades, drawing condemnation from foreign...

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Reprieve: Boris Johnson's Bahrain response 'woefully inadequate'

International human rights organization Reprieve has criticised the response of the UK Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, to Bahrain’s execution this morning of three men. The three men, Ali Al-Singace...

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Bahrain executes three Shia men in first death sentences since 2010

Britain is facing calls to loosen its ties with Bahrain after three Shia Muslim men convicted of killing an Emirati police officer and two Bahraini police officers in a 2014 bomb attack were executed....

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Foreign Secretary comments following the execution of three men in Bahrain

Foreign Secretary comments following the execution of three men in Bahrain. The Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said: "The UK is firmly opposed to the death penalty, and it is our longstanding...

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Bahrain Partially Suspends Alwasat, Only Independent Newspaper

17 January 2017 - Bahrain’s Ministry of Information Affairs (MIA) yesterday issued an order to suspend the only independent newspaper in the country, Alwasat, from using electronic media tools,...

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Bahrain Bans Paper from Publishing Online After Protests

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Bahraini authorities ordered an independent newspaper to stop publishing online Monday and said a city hall was set ablaze during clashes between opposition...

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India takes up with Bahrain issue of non-payment of salary to Indian workers

NEW DELHI: India has taken up with Bahrain at a high level the issue of non-payment of salary to Indian workers, one of whom died during a protest against the employer, the External Affairs Ministry...

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