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Systematic torture crimes in Bahrain revealed: report

SHAFAQNA - Five human rights organizations issued a report about systematic torture against political prisoners in Bahrain. The report was issued by five human rights organizations on the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture on…

Bahraini Torturer and Judge To Investigate War Crimes in Yemen

SHAFAQNA IN COLLABORATION WITH THE SHIA WORLD FORUM - A Bahraini judge with a history of involvement in torturing human rights activists and journalists is appointed by Saudi Arabia to investigate war crimes in Yemen committed by Saudi Arabia. The…

Saudi female opposition figure died under torture

SHAFAQNA - The director and founder of Washington-based Institute for [Persian] Gulf Affairs, Ali al-Ahmed, wrote on his Twitter account that Hannan al-Dhaibani had died in Zahban Prison, located 19 kilometers from the western Saudi port city…

Victims of brutal CIA interrogation win landmark ruling to sue black site psychologists

SHAFAQNA - A court ruling will allow CIA torture victims to sue two psychologists who designed and operated the agency’s brutal interrogation program. US District Court Judge Justin Quackenbush ruled Friday that Tanzanian Suleiman Abdullah…

Funeral for Makki al-Aridh who killed under torture in Saudi Arabia

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SHAFAQNA- People in Saudi Arabia have held a funeral ceremony for a young Shia Muslim who was killed under regime torture nearly a month ago. The funeral ceremony of Makki al-Aridh was attended by people in the city of Awamiyah in the Qatif…

HRW slams Egypt for closure of anti-torture NGO

SHAFAQNA - Human Rights Watch has slammed Egyptian authorities for deciding to close down an NGO assisting victims of torture over unspecified violations. The Health Ministry informed El Nadeem Center for the Rehabilitation of Victims of…

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…

UK to deport seriously ill Bahrain activist who claims he will be tortured

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SHAFAQNA - A seriously ill Bahraini man fears he will be killed when he is deported to the Gulf state next week, after his UK asylum application was turned down by British authorities. Ali Isa Hasan, 26, fled to the UK in November 2011 out…

Torture in Bahrain - How the UK's allies is allowed to commit atrocities

SHAFAQNA - Britain’s close Gulf ally Bahrain has been torturing detainees during interrogation, a leading human rights watchdog says, undermining UK government claims that the island state has reformed its security forces and improved accountability. A…

Torture in Bahrain - an ongoing reality says Human Rights Watch

SHAFAQNA - Bahraini security forces are torturing detainees during interrogation as regulatory bodies set up after the 2011 uprising "lack independence" and officials are not held accountable, Human Rights Watch said Monday. Bahrain has…