Spanish MEP Tables Question in the European Parliament Regarding EP Resolution on the Human Rights Situation in Bahrain

A Spanish Member of the European Parliament (MEP), Rosa Estaràs Ferragut, tabled a question in the European Parliament (EP) to the Vice-President of the Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy regarding the Urgent Motion Resolution 2021/2578(RSP) on the human rights situation in Bahrain. The Resolution was passed by[…]

Profile in Persecution: Sami Jaafar Abbas AlShaikh

Sami Jaafar Abbas AlShaikh was a 21-year-old university student and accountant when he was first arrested by authorities during an ambush in Ma’ameer in January 2019 and again in December 2019. In both cases, Sami’s convictions were based upon weak evidence and false confessions extracted through torture. Since his arrests, Sami’s health has greatly deteriorated[…]

Profile in Persecution: Mohsen Ebrahim AlMajed

Mohsen Ebrahim AlMajed, unemployed, was 27 years old when he was arrested in Isa Town. Since his arrest, Mohsen has been subjected to torture and medical negligence which affected his health. Until today, the conditions behind his deteriorating health are still unknown. He is currently held at Jau Prison. On 14 December 2014, officers in[…]

Three Belgian Parliamentarians Raise Concerns About Human Rights and COVID-19 Situation in Bahrain

On May 4, 2021, Belgian Parliamentarians Samuel Cogolati and Fançois de Smet jointly posed questions regarding the situation in Bahraini prisons and the outbreak of COVID-19 in Bahraini prisons. This follows the written questions posed by Member of Parliament Sabine de Bethune, on May 3, 2021.   Written Questions Posed by MP Sabine de Bethune[…]

UN Calls on Bahrain to Investigate Violent Attack at Jau Prison and Release Dissidents

30 April 2021 – A spokesperson for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights issue a statement today condemning “the use of unnecessary and disproportionate force” against a prisoners holding a “peaceful sit-in” at Bahrain’s Jau Prison on 17 April, calling for a “thorough and effective investigation”, for prisoners currently held incommunicado[…]