Wednesday 26 August 2015, Issue #61
THE BIRD WEEKLY
In this Issue:
• Sheikh Hasan Isa Arrested • Singace Protest • Ebrahim Sharif Trial commences • TU Leader’s Health Deteriorates in Prison •
HIGHLIGHTS FROM BIRD THIS WEEK
NGOs Condemn Arrest of Former al-Wefaq MP Sheikh Hasan Isa
21 August 2015 – The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) express concern over the recent arrest of Sheikh Hasan Isa, a prominent member of the opposition political group al-Wefaq National Islamic Society. His arrest is the latest in a series of such detentions undertaken by the government against opposition political figures. We condemn this arrest as both yet another act of suppression of free speech and a further attack against peaceful political opposition. We therefore call on the government to lift all restrictions against the legitimate and peaceable work of all political societies in Bahrain.
Read the full statement here.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
FROM THE GROUND IN BAHRAIN
Updates from the Ground
|Issue||No. Individuals||% change since last week||Children||Total Years|
|Al Wefaq’s Sheikh Hasan Isa charged under anti-terrorism law||
Health of Mahdi Abu Dheeb deteriorates in detention
Dr. Abduljalil Singace reaches 159 days of hunger strike
|Protests suppressed using tear gas and shotguns by police|
THE BEST OF SOCIAL MEDIA
Follow the Bahrain prisoner cartoon series by Gianluca Costantini on Channel Draw
FROM THE MEDIA HOME AND ABROAD
News & Commentaries
Amnesty International: Bahraini Political Activist goes on trial after calling for reform
Reuters: Bahrain says holding former MP on charges of financing militants
Human Rights First: Case Against Bahraini Opposition Leader Should be Dismissed
Waging Non Violence: Where is international outcry for jailed Bahraini opposition leader?
AP: US pushes Bahrain on prisoner treatment amid hunger strike