Tag: Democracy

Bahrain Moves to Ban Opposition Ahead of 2018 Elections

Bahrain Moves to Ban Opposition Ahead of 2018 Elections

** Update 11 June 2018: Today, King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain confirmed the amendment to Law No. 14 relating to political exclusion. The amendment will soon be published in the Official Gazette.  30 May 2018 – The National Assembly, Bahrain’s parliament, has advanced new legislation that will virtually […]

Bahrain Confirms Closure of Al-Wefaq, Continues Arbitrary Prosecution of its Leaders

Bahrain Confirms Closure of Al-Wefaq, Continues Arbitrary Prosecution of its Leaders

Yesterday, on 19 February 2018, Bahrain’s Court of Cassation ruled to uphold the arbitrary dissolution of Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society – the country’s largest political opposition group which was originally closed in July 2016. The same day, 19 February, the government announced that the High Criminal Court again adjourned the […]

Profiles in Persecution: Ahmed and Ali AlArab

Profiles in Persecution: Ahmed and Ali AlArab

Ahmed AlArab, 27, and Ali AlArab, 25, are two cousins respectively facing life imprisonment and the death penalty in Bahrain. They were arbitrarily detained and tortured over allegations stemming from the escape of a group of individuals from Jau Prison on 1 January 2017, and various other criminal charges. Ahmed […]