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16 November 2017 9:41

  Bahrain’s jailed opposition leader, Sheikh Ali Salman, revealed that the authorities failed to inform him that he would be standing trial on espionage charges on November 27. On Sunday, Bahrain’s Public Prosecution announced that the Secretary General of Al Wefaq would be returned to court after being accused of “spying for the state of Qatar”. In a telephone conversation on Tuesday, Sheikh...

12 November 2017 23:25

  The Bahraini judiciary says it will try prominent Shia cleric and opposition figure Sheikh Ali Salman later this month on a charge of “spying” for neighboring Qatar. The Bahraini Public Prosecutor's Office said in a statement on Sunday that Salman, the secretary-general of the country’s now-dissolved al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, would be tried alongside two of his colleagues, Hassan Sultan and Ali Mahdi. The trial...

12 November 2017 15:48

  Iran has dismissed a recent Bahraini allegation linking the Islamic Republic to an oil pipeline fire near the capital, Manama. On Friday night, an explosion at an oil pipeline, belonging to the state-run Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco), caused a fire in the vicinity of the village of Buri. The pipeline was running between Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. No one was injured in the blast...

8 November 2017 14:59

  Bahraini Interior Ministry forces attacked a number of citizens, who were participating in a Shiite religious event held in the town of Diraz. Pictures and videos posted by activists showed security forces firing tear gas canisters at mourners participating a procession commemorating Arbaeen and the upcoming martyrdom anniversary of Imam Ali bin Mousa Al-Rida (PBUH), Bahrain Mirror reported. The authorities crack down...

31 October 2017 14:34

  A Bahraini court has handed down heavy jail sentences to more than a dozen people in a mass trial as the regime in Manama continues its crackdown campaign against opposition and political dissent. Aged between 28 and 59, the convicts were accused of forming the so-called al-Basta group and planning to carry out “a series of bombings” in the country, the Bahraini LuaLua...

30 October 2017 19:51

  A Bahrain court has sentenced three family members of a prominent activist living abroad to jail terms as the ruling Al Khalifah regime presses ahead with its heavy-handed crackdown against opposition figures and pro-democracy activists in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom. Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei, who is a member of the rights group, the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD), said...

28 October 2017 8:54

  Health conditions of five female Bahraini activists that have gone on a hunger strike in prison to protest their ill treatment by prison authorities have reportedly deteriorated as the regime’s crackdown on popular dissent persists. The country’s al-Lulu TV Network reported on Friday that the health conditions of the jailed activists at a prison in the north-central city of Isa have worsened...

24 October 2017 14:53

  A Member of Bahrain’s Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society Sheikh Mohammad Khojasteh pointed to the critical situation of Bahrain’s political prisoners, captured by Al-Khalifa regime, and urged the international community to take immediate action to stop the suffering of these people. Al-Khalifa regime has recently intensified its hostile measures against Bahraini revolutionaries. The arrest of a large number of Bahraini children and...

23 October 2017 23:15

  Bahraini demonstrators have taken to the streets in solidarity with jailed activists and political prisoners, engaging in fierce clashes with Manama regime forces. On Monday, the regime forces launched a heavy-handed crackdown on people who had taken to the streets in al-Juffair area near the US Embassy in Manama to express solidarity with detainees. They called for the immediate release of all...

19 October 2017 16:46

  Regime forces in Bahrain have fired tear gas to disperse dozens of demonstrators who had taken to the streets across the island country to protest Manama’s potential normalization of ties with Israel. The skirmishes broke out on Wednesday evening, when tens of protesters marched through the streets in Shakhurah neighborhood on the outskirts of the capital, Manama, and the towns of...

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