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Dozens of prisoners are estimated to suffering from Covid-19 in the Bahraini jails, and their families want them back home.

Protests by families of detainees in Bahrain have led to authorities releasing dozens of inmates from Jaw prison, following a reported surge of coronavirus cases in the jail.

<em>Bahrain</em> to release 126 prisoners amid virus fears

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Bahrain to release 126 prisoners amid virus fears

The inmates will serve the rest of their sentence out of prison, the Bahraini public prosecution said.

How diaspora activism lives on after the Arab Spring

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

How diaspora activism lives on after the Arab Spring

In-depth: A decade after the Arab Spring, exiled activists have not given up hope, with groups and individuals working to bring justice ...

<em>Bahrain</em> paralysed by legacy of Arab Spring

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Bahrain paralysed by legacy of Arab Spring

It has been ten years since Bahrain was rocked by protests that demanded reforms, which were crushed by government forces.

Bahey el-Din Hassan

We needed a cultural revolution, not another uprising

The long read: Bahey el-Din Hassan explores how elites, who were unable to rise to the task of mounting organised collective action, caused the Arab Spring to run aground.

Stasa Salacanin

Iran, Israel and Turkey in a post-Arab Spring region

Analysis: Non-Arab powers have emerged as new regional centres of influence in the Middle East's changing geopolitical map.

The New Arab Staff

Rights groups call on Congress to block UAE deal

The groups argue that the arms sales could lead to further human suffering in Yemen.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Hamilton addresses F1's 'massive problem' with human rights

Bahrain is accused of exploiting F1 to "sportswash" its human rights abuses.

<em>Bahrain</em> Israel normalisation deal: All risk <em>for</em> little gain

Emile Nakhleh

Bahrain Israel normalisation deal: All risk for little gain

Comment: Bahrain's decision to normalise ties with Israel is a boon for authoritarianism and autocracy, and one that ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Bahrain top court upholds two death sentences

Authorities in the tiny kingdom have cracked down hard on dissent since mass street protests in 2011 demanded an elected prime minister ...

UK urged to intervene in case of 'tortured' Bahrainis

Gaia Caramazza

UK urged to intervene in case of 'tortured' Bahrainis

Bahraini security officials who allegedly tortured the two men received training that was partly funded by Britain.

<em>Bahrain</em> releases hundreds of detainees, but keeps activists imprisoned

The New Arab

Bahrain releases hundreds of detainees, but keeps activists imprisoned

Prominent political leaders and rights activists with underlying health conditions have been excluded from a mass release of ...

<em>Bahrain</em> activist on 'absurd' charges leaves prison: Amnesty

The New Arab & agencies

Bahrain activist on 'absurd' charges leaves prison: Amnesty

Hajer Mansoor, 51, her son and nephew were sentenced to prison in October 2017 after being accused of planting a fake bomb in a ...

Hundreds mourn 24-year-old Bahraini ex-prisoner 'killed by medical negligence'

The New Arab

Hundreds mourn 24-year-old Bahraini ex-prisoner 'killed by medical negligence'

Sayed Kadhem Abbas, 24, died on Monday from brain cancer which human rights groups say went untreated for years during his ...

The New Arab

Scores Bahraini prisoners launch hunger strike over scabies outbreak

Prisoners in Bahrain are launching a hunger strike to demand improved medical care and conditions amid an outbreak of a contagious skin disease, which authorities have dismissed as 'allergies'.

Florence Dixon

Bahrain accused of using US-Iran tensions to hide executions

Bahrain has upheld the death sentences given to Mohammed Ramadan and Hussain Moosa, but have used holidays and the ...

Emile Nakhleh

Extreme inequality will fuel Middle East turmoil and uncertainty

Comment: The regimes' inability and unwillingness to address their peoples' legitimate demands is leading the region to more turmoil ...

The New Arab

Bahraini man dies following protests against executions

A young Bahraini man has died after police fired tear gas on people protesting against the execution of two activists.

WATCH: British police raid <em>Bahrain</em> embassy to save protester

The New Arab

WATCH: British police raid Bahrain embassy to save protester

A Bahraini activist staged a protest on the roof of the Gulf state's British embassy in a bid to stop Bahraini authorities executing two Shias ...

The New Arab & agencies

Bahrain executes three men despite human rights pleas

Bahrain has executed three men on Saturday morning, despite calls from human rights groups to halt their executions. Amnesty ...

<em>Bahrain</em> court overturns decision stripping citizenship of 92 Shias

The New Arab & agencies

Bahrain court overturns decision stripping citizenship of 92 Shias

A Bahraini appeals court overturned a decision to strip the citizenship of 92 Shias jailed for plotting to form an Iran-linked "terror" ...

Mohamed Morsi didn't 'die' - he was killed

Mohamad Elmasry

Mohamed Morsi didn't 'die' - he was killed

Comment: Morsi will be remembered, tragically, for the message that was delivered by Arab despots after his electoral victory - that ...

Arab despots come <em>for</em> Khartoum

Abdelwahab El-Affendi

Arab despots come for Khartoum

Comment: In Sudan, anti-democratic regional powers apply a military crackdown method tried and tested in Egypt, writes Abdelwahab ...

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