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Police, protesters clash in funeral for Bahraini activist who died in regime custody
18 Mar 2017 07:52

Police, protesters clash in funeral for Bahraini activist who died in regime custody

Islam Times - Bahraini police have clashed with the thousands of demonstrators who had turned out for the funeral procession of an activist who died in regime custody.

 
Human Rights Commissioner Welcomes Bahrain Visit Invitation, Stresses it Won’t be “A Photo Opportunity”
18 Mar 2017 04:44

Human Rights Commissioner Welcomes Bahrain Visit Invitation, Stresses it Won’t be “A Photo Opportunity”

Islam Times - Bahrain's parliament has invited the U.N. human rights chief to visit and promised him unrestricted access to prisons and Shi'ite villages, local media said on Wednesday, following his criticism of the kingdom's record.

 
Court Postpones Issuing Verdict in Sheikh Isa Qassim’s Case to May 7
15 Mar 2017 09:31

Court Postpones Issuing Verdict in Sheikh Isa Qassim’s Case to May 7

Islam Times - Bahraini court decided to postpone issuing verdict in Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim's case to May 7, 2017.

 
Bahraini Public Prosecution’s Plea against Sheikh Isa Qassim Unveils Authorities’ Sectarianism and Hatred
14 Mar 2017 08:15

Bahraini Public Prosecution’s Plea against Sheikh Isa Qassim Unveils Authorities’ Sectarianism and Hatred

Islam Times - Was the plea entered by the Bahraini Public Prosecution really a judicial plea or a babbly speech delivered by a Takfiri extremist on a platform of hatred?!

 
Religious Figures in Bahrain Call for Supprting Opposition Leader
14 Mar 2017 07:59

Religious Figures in Bahrain Call for Supprting Opposition Leader

Islam Times - Religious figures in Bahrain called on their people to support the spiritual leader of their revolution against the supressive regime.

 
Supporting Sheikh Isa Qassim religious duty: Bahraini clerics
14 Mar 2017 04:40

Supporting Sheikh Isa Qassim religious duty: Bahraini clerics

Islam Times - Bahraini clerics have called on all the people of the Persian Gulf Arab country to show their solidarity with distinguished Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim, saying that the people's unwavering support for him is the “religious duty” of all Muslims.

 
HRW Expresses Concern over Citizenship Revocations, Clerics Prosecutions in Bahrain
12 Mar 2017 06:35

HRW Expresses Concern over Citizenship Revocations, Clerics Prosecutions in Bahrain

Islam Times - Human Rights Watch (HRW) expressed extreme concern regarding the large-scale citizenship revocations in Bahrain, and the continuous prosecution of Shiite clerics and rights activists.

 
A protester throws a glass bottle containing paint at a police armored personnel carrier during anti-regime clashes in the village of Sitra, south of Manama, on February 14, 2016.
12 Mar 2017 04:33

Manama regime revoked citizenship of 133 dissidents in 2016: HRW

Islam Times - Human Rights Watch (HRW) has expressed deep concern over the high number of citizenship revocations in Bahrain, condemning the ruling Al Khalifah regime’s heavy-handed crackdown on political dissidents and rights activist in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom.

 
Swiss are no Longer Proposing Statement on Bahrain
11 Mar 2017 09:30

Swiss are no Longer Proposing Statement on Bahrain

Islam Times - Labour MP in House of Commons of the United Kingdom Emily Thornberry asked the British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, on March 6, 2017, about the UK Government's policy regarding the proposed Swiss statement at the UN Human Rights Council on Bahrain; and if he is to issue a statement....

 
“Newsweek”: Bahrain’s Approval of Military Trial for Civilians “Disaster for Human Rights”
11 Mar 2017 08:17

“Newsweek”: Bahrain’s Approval of Military Trial for Civilians “Disaster for Human Rights”

Islam Times - US magazine "Newsweek" said that rights groups condemned on Monday the decision of the Bahraini Parliament a day earlier to approve military trials for civilians as a "disaster for human rights" in the Gulf Kingdom.

 
Repression will not Eliminate People
11 Mar 2017 05:07

Repression will not Eliminate People's Grievances in Bahrain

Islam Times - Zeid Ra'ad Al-Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, criticized the increasing repression exercised by the authorities in Bahrain since June 2016.

 
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid bin Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein delivers a speech in Geneva, Switzerland, on June 13, 2016.
9 Mar 2017 06:10

UN rights chief worried over Al Khalifah crackdown in Bahrain

Islam Times - The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has voiced deep concerns over the Manama regime’s increasing crackdown on dissent.

 
HR Groups Strongly Condemn Bahraini Gov’t Move to Dissolve Leading Secular Opposition Society Wa’ad
8 Mar 2017 12:04

HR Groups Strongly Condemn Bahraini Gov’t Move to Dissolve Leading Secular Opposition Society Wa’ad

Islam Times - A number of human rights groups denounced in the in the strongest possible terms "the Government of Bahrain's efforts to dissolve Wa'ad and to systematically dismantle the country's independent political space."

 
Bahraini regime forces attack pro-democracy demos
8 Mar 2017 09:54

Bahraini regime forces attack pro-democracy demos

Islam Times - Bahraini regime forces have engaged in clashes with separate groups of people protesting against the Al Khalifah regime’s ferocious crackdown on political dissidents and pro-democracy activists in the kingdom.

 
Problems Worsened & Discrimination Continued against Shia Population
7 Mar 2017 09:33

Problems Worsened & Discrimination Continued against Shia Population

Islam Times - The US Department of State released its annual report for 2016 on Human rights in nearly 200 countries and territories worldwide.

 
Bahrain Moves to Ban Opposition Party and Let Army Courts Try Civilians, The Guardian
7 Mar 2017 09:32

Bahrain Moves to Ban Opposition Party and Let Army Courts Try Civilians, The Guardian

Islam Times - The Justice Ministry in Bahrain has filed a lawsuit to dissolve the secular Wa'ad Society, while the government has taken steps to transfer many civilian judicial cases to a military court, in what appears to be a new crackdown on dissent and human rights in the island kingdom, reported ...

 
Western support emboldens Al Khalifah rulers
6 Mar 2017 12:29

Western support emboldens Al Khalifah rulers

Islam Times - Six years of political dissent and street protests in Bahrain have drawn a heavy-handed security response from the Manama regime. And now the Al Khalifah rulers have adopted a new measure as part of their efforts to silence voices of dissent by bringing civilian opposition before military ...

 
Britain Refuses to Back UN statement Condemning Bahrain’s Human Rights Abuses
5 Mar 2017 04:01

Britain Refuses to Back UN statement Condemning Bahrain’s Human Rights Abuses

Islam Times - The British government has refused to back a joint United Nations statement criticising Bahrain over its deteriorating human rights record.

 
Bahrain Watch: 250 Days of Internet Shutdown in Diraz Costs Residents Over $500,000
1 Mar 2017 13:02

Bahrain Watch: 250 Days of Internet Shutdown in Diraz Costs Residents Over $500,000

Islam Times - Bahrain Watch organization has estimated the cost of internet shutdown on residents to be over $500 thousands, noting that telecom companies in Bahrain have been deliberately disrupting internet services in the village of Diraz between 7:00pm-1:00am everyday for 250 days. This is according ...

 
Bahrain’s Al-Wefaq Warns of Entering Dark Tunnel through Crossing Line with Ayatollah Qassim
1 Mar 2017 12:22

Bahrain’s Al-Wefaq Warns of Entering Dark Tunnel through Crossing Line with Ayatollah Qassim

Islam Times - Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society said that the Bahraini regime's crossing the line through any measure adopted against the highest religious authority in the country and region, Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim, will lead the country into the unknown, and into a dark tunnel.