As the military offensive against the so-called Islamic State continues in Syria’s Baghouz, another batch of children have been rescued from the grips of the extremist group, including seven Yezidis (Ezidis) and four Iraqi Shias.
The Bahrain Forum for Human Rights (BFHR) said that the arbitrary sentences issued after the trial of 171 Bahraini Shia activists, who were being tried for participating in the peaceful sit-in, were based on false investigations, confessions extracted under torture and false arrest proceedings.
An independent human rights group says Bahraini officials are exploiting anti-terror laws to suffocate freedom of speech and silence voices critical of the ruling Al Khalifah regime as Manama presses ahead with its crackdown on pro-democracy campaigners in the kingdom.
Shia Rights Watch International Organization expressed its strong condemnation of the Bahraini authorities' support for the death sentences against political dissent demanding political and economic reform.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said tens of thousands of children under the age of five have died of starvation in Yemen ever since Saudi Arabia and a number of its allies launched an atrocious military aggression against the impoverished country nearly four years ago.
The fifth Minor Criminal Court in Bahrain sentenced a Shia activist to one year in prison after he was accused of sending several tweets on his account, which the authorities deemed "offensive to the symbols of the kingdom," and "inciting hatred against the regime".