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Bahraini courts hand down prison terms to three Shia clerics
1 Nov 2017 13:50

Bahraini courts hand down prison terms to three Shia clerics

Islam times - Courts in Bahrain have separately handed down prison sentences between six months and one year to three Shia Muslim clerics as the ruling Al Khalifah dynasty presses ahead with its heavy-handed crackdown and persecution of the members of the religious community in the tiny Persian Gulf ...

 
We Hold Al Khalifa Accountable for Sheikh Qassim’s Life: Representative
30 Oct 2017 08:48

We Hold Al Khalifa Accountable for Sheikh Qassim’s Life: Representative

Islam Times - Backed by the armored vehicles and helicopters flying low overhead, the Bahraini forces stormed into Diraz village from several directions to reach the home of the country’s top Shiite cleric Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim.

 
Bahrain’s dissolution of opposition political party against freedom of speech: EU
28 Oct 2017 19:11

Bahrain’s dissolution of opposition political party against freedom of speech: EU

Islam times - The European Union says Bahrain’s dissolution of the National Democratic Action Society (Wa’ad) “contravenes provisions on the freedoms of speech and association,” a day after a court in Manama upheld a ruling on banning the major opposition party.

 
BFHR reports fresh abuses at Bahrain’s Jaw Prison
21 Oct 2017 13:39

BFHR reports fresh abuses at Bahrain’s Jaw Prison

Islam times - Authorities at Bahrain’s Jaw Prison are reportedly coming up with new ways to abuse detainees, including cutting water supplies to sanitation facilities.

 
Call to Save Prisoners in Bahrain amid Crackdown
20 Oct 2017 19:21

Call to Save Prisoners in Bahrain amid Crackdown

Islam times -Several human rights organizations have urged the international community to intervene and save citizens incarcerated by the Bahraini regime amid an ongoing crackdown on peaceful dissent in the tiny Persian Gulf monarchy.

 
ICSRF demands investigation into torture against jailed Bahraini minor
16 Oct 2017 02:51

ICSRF demands investigation into torture against jailed Bahraini minor

Islam times - - The International Center for Supporting Rights and Freedoms (ICSRF) called on Bahrain’s public prosecutor to promptly open an investigation into fresh allegations of torture coming out of Jaw Prison.

 
This picture shows members of the Saudi Royal Navy during Bridge 18 naval exercises in the Persian Gulf waters. (Photo via Twitter)
11 Oct 2017 04:13

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain start joint naval drills in Persian Gulf

Islam Times - Saudi Arabia and Bahrain have started joint naval exercise in the Persian Gulf waters as the Manama regime has been trying for years to draw closer to Saudi authorities and receive their assistance in the heavy-handed crackdown against pro-democracy activists and opposition figures.

 
Imprisoned Bahraini teenager Jassem Abdul Jalil Hassan (Photo via Twitter)
5 Oct 2017 05:43

Bahraini regime forces detain 3 minors with no charge or conviction

Islam Times - Bahraini forces have arrested a number of minors without offering any legal justification for their detention as the ruling Al Khalifah regime does not shy away from its repressive measures and heavy-handed crackdown in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom.

 
Bahraini regime forces attack mourning Shia Muslims on Ashura
2 Oct 2017 06:30

Bahraini regime forces attack mourning Shia Muslims on Ashura

Islam Times - Bahraini regime forces have attacked dozens of Shia Muslims commemorating the occasion of Ashura, which marks the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (PBUH), the third Shia Imam, as the Al Khalifah regime presses ahead with its heavy-handed crackdown against peaceful protesters.

 
A handout picture provided by the Saudi Royal Palace shows Saudi Arabia
26 Sep 2017 12:24

Labour slams UK ‘hypocrisy’ with Saudi, Bahrain

Islam Times - UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s “utter silence” in the face of human rights abuses by countries like Saudi Arabia and Bahrain illustrates her “hypocrisy,” says a Labour Member of Parliament.

 
Opposition Party Slams Bahraini Regime Crackdown on Centuries-Old Muharram Mourning
25 Sep 2017 03:57

Opposition Party Slams Bahraini Regime Crackdown on Centuries-Old Muharram Mourning

Islam Times - Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, Bahrain’s largest opposition group, has slammed the country’s rulers for their continued attacks on majority Shiite's Muharram mourning manifestation.

 
Bahrain regime forces using teargas to disperse an Ashura mourning ceremony
21 Sep 2017 07:07

Bahrain Regime Continues Crackdown ahead of Muharram Mourning Ceremonies

Islam Times - The Bahrain’s ruling Al Khalifah regime continued its repressive measures ahead of the first month of the Islamic lunar calendar of Muharram.

 
Bahraini Regime Starts Clampdown on Annual Muharram Mourning Ceremonies
18 Sep 2017 09:54

Bahraini Regime Starts Clampdown on Annual Muharram Mourning Ceremonies

Islam Times - The repressive Bahraini regime launched campaign on Sunday targeting religious manifestations of Muharram mourning ceremonies commemorated annually by Shiite Muslims who constitute a majority in the Persian Gulf monarchy.

 
Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifah
18 Sep 2017 04:17

Time to normalize ties with Israel: Bahrain

Islam Times - Bahrain’s king Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifah has called for an end to the Arab boycott of Israel, days after the Israeli premier said relations with the Arab world were better than any other time.

 
Bahrain Air Force F-16
11 Sep 2017 07:56

US Selling Arms Worth Nearly $ 4 Billion to Repressive Bahraini Regime

Islam Times - The United States has approved arms sales packages worth over $3.8 billion to the repressive Bahraini regime including F-16 jets, upgrades, missiles and patrol boats.

 
Bahraini regime forces arrest a protester during demonstration against the ruling regime
10 Sep 2017 05:05

Bahraini Regime in Widespread Crackdown on Opposition Activists

Islam Times - Bahraini security forces carried out a large-scale operation against opposition activists which resulted in a number of arrests in Sanabis and al-Barhama.

 
BFHR Launches Report about Detained Al-Wefaq Leader Sheikh Hasan Isa Entitled “Trial of Conscience under the Pretext of Terrorism”
31 Aug 2017 07:51

BFHR Launches Report about Detained Al-Wefaq Leader Sheikh Hasan Isa Entitled “Trial of Conscience under the Pretext of Terrorism”

Islam Times - Bahrain Forum for Human Rights (BFHR) launched on Tuesday (August 29, 2017) a report about detained Al-Wefaq leader and former MP Sheikh Hasan Isa entitled "Trial of Conscience under the Pretext of Terrorism".

 
A UK Royal Air Force C-130J Hercules
29 Aug 2017 12:59

UK caught selling used military aircraft to Bahrain

Islam Times - The government of UK Prime Minister Theresa May has been caught selling used military aircraft to Bahrain and other countries it officially categorizes as human rights violators.

 
Protests across Bahrain Call for Lifting Ayatollah Qassim’s House Arrest
28 Aug 2017 06:22

Protests across Bahrain Call for Lifting Ayatollah Qassim’s House Arrest

Islam Times - Hundreds of Bahrainis have protested in different areas across the tiny Persian Gulf monarchy, demanding that the authorities lift the house arrest imposed on spiritual leader of the Shiite majority, Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim.

 
This file photo shows Bahraini police forces at the notorious Jaw Prison, south of Manama, Bahrain.
24 Aug 2017 05:34

Bahrain forces attack mourning Shia inmates in Jaw prison

Islam Times - Bahraini regime forces have reportedly attacked dozens of Shia inmates at Jaw prison as the ruling Al Khalifah regime presses ahead with its heavy-handed crackdown against prominent figures and followers of the majority religious community in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom.