Tag: Ministry of Interior

Poor Conditions in Bahrain’s Notorious Jau Prison Violate International Standards

Poor Conditions in Bahrain’s Notorious Jau Prison Violate International Standards

The inhumane conditions in Bahrain’s Jau Prison – which houses political leaders, human rights defenders, and other prisoners of conscience – clearly violate international detention standards. The prison’s unsanitary environment, combined with physical and psychological ill-treatment, poor health care, and obstructed family visits, infringes upon the human rights of prisoners. […]

Top Officials Endorse Police Campaign Against Digital Rights in Bahrain

Top Officials Endorse Police Campaign Against Digital Rights in Bahrain

11 April 2018 – Two weeks ago, Bahrain’s Ministry of Interior (MOI) announced it would expand efforts to suppress online criticism and arrested five individuals on charges related to “misuse of social media” or similar allegations. Bahraini state media reports indicate that the number of digital rights arrests has grown […]

Bahrain Vows Greater Crackdown on Online Criticism Amid New Arrests

Bahrain Vows Greater Crackdown on Online Criticism Amid New Arrests

28 March 2018 – On Sunday, 25 March 2018, Bahraini Interior Minister Lieutenant-General Sheikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa announced that the kingdom’s security forces would be taking new measures to “track down” activists for criticizing the government on social media. That same day, Ministry of Interior (MOI) police made […]