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Second Annual Report Shows Ombudsman Remains Subservient & Unaccountable

Second Annual Report Shows Ombudsman Remains Subservient & Unaccountable

Once again, the Bahrain Office of the Ombudsman has released its Second Annual Report on the progress of their complaint program and the state of prisoner and detainee treatment. Like the first report, the statistics on the number of complaints, deaths, and investigations are inconsistent with independently documented numbers, and […]

Press Release: Ombudsman’s Second Annual Report

Press Release: Ombudsman’s Second Annual Report

9 June 2015 – The Bahraini Office of the Ombudsman of the Ministry of Interior recently released his Second Annual Report, covering 1 May 2014 to 30 April 2015.  The report speaks highly of the office’s ability to respond effectively to an ever increasing number of complaints, as well as […]

June Champions for Justice: The Prisoners of Jau

June Champions for Justice: The Prisoners of Jau

Jau Prison is the largest male detention facility in Bahrain and is used to detain many prisoners of conscience. Conditions at the prison are characterized by inadequate healthcare facilities, unsanitary cells and toilets, and extreme overcrowding: recent estimates place Jau’s current population at more than double its capacity. Prisoners protested […]