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Bahrain Arrests Protesters and Critics of Sheikh Al-Nimr’s Execution

Bahrain Arrests Protesters and Critics of Sheikh Al-Nimr’s Execution

The Bahraini Ministry of Interior (MOI) reportedly released a statement on Monday that it arrested a number of participants in the recent protests condemning Saudi Arabia’s execution of Sheikh Nimr Al-Nimr. The MOI stated that it “seized those who misused social media outlets, took legal actions against them, and summoned […]

Bahrain Vows Legal Action Against Critics of Saudi Execution of Sheikh Nimr

Bahrain Vows Legal Action Against Critics of Saudi Execution of Sheikh Nimr

4 January, 2016 – In the wake of Saudi Arabia’s mass execution of 46 individuals, and opposition cleric Sheikh Nimr Baqer al-Nimr on 2 January 2016, mass protests erupted in Bahrain in solidarity with the fallen cleric. Bahrain’s Ministry of Interior (MOI) affirmed Saudi Arabia’s right to take all necessary […]

GCC States Follow Saudi Arabia and Sever Diplomatic Ties with Iran

GCC States Follow Saudi Arabia and Sever Diplomatic Ties with Iran

Since Saudi Arabia’s mass execution of 47 people on 2 January 2016, several states have followed Saudi Arabia’s lead and severed diplomatic ties with Iran. Among the first states to recall their ambassadors from Tehran were Bahrain, Sudan, and the UAE. Kuwait recently became the fourth GCC member state to […]

Saudi Arabia and its Allies Support Mass Executions Despite Protests

Saudi Arabia and its Allies Support Mass Executions Despite Protests

Saudi protestors have reportedly called for the removal of the royal family following the government’s execution of prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr along with 46 other individuals convicted of terror crimes. Residents of the country’s marginalized Eastern Province publicly demonstrated against the monarchy, criticizing the mass execution and expressing […]

Second Annual Report Shows Ombudsman Remains Subservient & Unaccountable

Second Annual Report Shows Ombudsman Remains Subservient & Unaccountable

Once again, the Bahrain Office of the Ombudsman has released its Second Annual Report on the progress of their complaint program and the state of prisoner and detainee treatment. Like the first report, the statistics on the number of complaints, deaths, and investigations are inconsistent with independently documented numbers, and […]