Bahrain Weekly Newsletter 66

 Rights Groups Call for Rehabilitation for Torture Victims in Bahrain

ADHRB joined a coalition of NGOs in sending a letter to the King of Bahrain asking for the government to provide victims of torture with physical and psychological rehabilitation.

The Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI), established by the Bahrain government following the 2011 uprising, found that government security forces maintained “a deliberate practice of mistreatment” of detainees and protesters during the 2011 uprising. The BICI also documented cases of torture, for which victims have yet to receive any form of rehabilitation.

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Updates from the Ground
  • At least 20 arrested, including 2 minors
  • 12 trials postponed
  • 13 sentenced to a total of 125 years of incarceration
  • 9 individuals face revocation of their citizenship in court proceedings
  • 20 protests and sit-ins took place in different areas of Bahrain
  • Prisoners at Dry Dock detention center began a hunger strike
  • Villages of Barbarr and Sitra targeted with heavy tear gas

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Arabic Articles

Authorities Deny Knee Surgery for Detained Athlete Mohammed Merza
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Please click here for a PDF of this article in English