Tag: Bahrain

Bahrain Continues Arbitrary Imprisonment of Taiba Darwish Despite Reduced Sentence

Bahrain Continues Arbitrary Imprisonment of Taiba Darwish Despite Reduced Sentence

On 18 April 2018, a Bahraini appeals court reduced the sentence against political prisoner Taiba Darwish from five to three years in prison. Darwish was arbitrarily imprisoned in 2016 in reprisal for housing pro-democracy activists. While the reduced sentence is welcomed, the Government of Bahrain continues to hold Darwish on […]

Profiles in Persecution: Fawzeya Mashaalla Mohamed Haji

Profiles in Persecution: Fawzeya Mashaalla Mohamed Haji

Fawzeya is a 56-year-old Bahraini woman who is currently being detained in the women’s prison in Isa Town. She has suffered ill treatment in prison, including denial of medical care by Bahraini prison authorities. On 15 December 2017, a group of masked officers in plain clothing arrived in approximately thirty […]