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Bahraini court sets date for hearing in Sheikh Salman’s trial

SHAFAQNA- Bahrain’s Attorney General Osama al-Awfi said the 52-year-old secretary general of the dissolved al-Wefaq National Islamic Society will go on trial on September 5 after the Public Prosecutor’s Office appealed a Supreme Criminal…

Sheikh Ali Salman vows to continue fight for justice in Bahrain

SHAFAQNA - Jailed Bahraini opposition leader has vowed to continue demanding people's rights despite ruling monarchy extending his prison term. In a statement released from prison on Wednesday Sheikh Ali Salman, he secretary general of the…

Rights Body Urges Release of Sheikh Salman

SHAFAQNA-An international human rights organization called on the US administration to press the Bahraini regime over the immediate release of Sheikh Ali Salman, secretary general of Bahrain's main opposition bloc, the al-Wefaq National Islamic…

Torture Allegations Expose Sham Reforms in Bahrain

SHAFAQNA- Credible and consistent allegations of torture and mistreatment of detainees in Bahrain during 2015 undermined claims of reform, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2016. The Bahraini government and its allies, chiefly…

Fresh Rallies in Bahrain in Solidarity with Sheikh Salman

SHAFAQNA- The protesters staged rallies in Diraz village after Friday prayers, calling for the immediate release of Sheikh Salman, who heads Bahrain’s main opposition bloc, al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, as well as all political detainees. Sheikh…

Bahrain - The trial of Sheikh Salman is rigged

SHAFAQNA - Secretary-General of the main opposition group in Bahrain Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, Sheikh Ali Salman, said that he wasn't able to consult his defence panel days before his plea hearing scheduled on October 14, 2015. On…