Bahrain Center in its human rights report for the month of June documents dozens of violations

The month of June witnessed many human rights violations in the Bahraini regions, which exceeded 120 violations, including a heightened security alert, storming of homes, and setting up checkpoints in more than 15 regions, most notably: Duraz and Sanabis.

Bahrain Center for Human Rights monitored that the security authorities summoned 15 people and arrested 8 others.

The center also monitored the organization of no less than 40 marches and vigils in separate parts of the country, which took place in solidarity with the martyrs, detainees and political figures.

The center counted many sectarian violations that affected Shiite citizens during the month of June, the most prominent of which were: On June 8, the security authorities prevented the holding of a worship event in the Iskan A’ali area.

Between June 9 and June 16, the authorities besieged the Diraz region intensively and prevented some worshipers from reaching the Imam al-Sadiq Mosque in Diraz by setting up checkpoints at the entrances to the region and checking the identities of the entrants. On June 16, they also prevented Sheikh “Fadel al-Zaki” from entering the region to deliver a jurisprudential lecture. before performing Friday prayers.

The month of June also witnessed the attack on the mosque and shrine of “Saasa bin Sohan” in the Askar area, where the security authorities closed its entrance with bricks after a popular campaign calling for its opening and rehabilitation.

The center monitored the growth of hate speech against the Shiite community in their beliefs by the preacher of Al-Fateh Mosque, Sheikh Adnan Al-Qattan, with regard to visiting shrines.

Concerning the conditions of political prisoners and prisoners of conscience, the month of June witnessed a series of unfortunate events inside Jaw Central and Dry Dock prisons, the most prominent of which were:

  • Detained human rights defender Dr. Abdul-Jalil Al-Singace, who has been on solid food strike for two years, stopped visits and family contacts in protest of medical negligence. The authorities had previously prevented him from meeting the Red Cross.
  • The Jaw Prison administration took revenge on the prisoners of conscience in Building 14 by preventing them from contacting and visiting.
  • The prisoner of conscience, His Eminence Sheikh Mirza Al-Mahrous, went on hunger strike in protest of neglect and deprivation of his rights.
  • The continued suffering of unarmed prisoners in Jaw Prison, their hunger strike and sit-in, requesting their release from isolation and an end to their suffering.
  • Conscience prisoner Mohammed Hassan Al-Raml goes on more than once a hunger strike to protest ill-treatment and medical neglect.
  • Jaw prison administration prevented prisoners in Building 8 from performing Eid al-Adha prayers.
  • Young children’s hunger strike to demand their basic rights, most notably health care.