2018: Bahrain Claims Arrest of Iranians over Entry with Forged Passports, Unannounced Ban on Pakistanis’ Entry
Bahraini authorities reported that they arrested on September 8, 2018, 14 Iranians who allegedly entered the country using forged Asian passports and fake names. This was the first time such an allegation was made.
Bahrain: More than 3 Years after her Birth, Opposition Leader’s Daughter Still Deprived of her Nationality!
Family of imprisoned opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman continues to suffer from the authorities' refusal to issue a passport and identity card for Sarah, Salman’s daughter, who was born days before his arrest.
Shura Foreign Affairs Committee Discusses Criminalizing Placing Stamps on the Passport
The Foreign Affairs, Defense and National Security Committee of the Bahraini Shura Council discussed during a meeting a bill for adding a new article (18) to Law No. (11) of 1975 regarding passports.
Parliament Approves Criminalizing Placing Stickers or Stamps on Passport by Unauthorized Parties
The Bahraini House of Representatives approved a bill to punish those who put stickers, slogans, words, signs, stamps or other markings on any part of the passport by unauthorized parties.
Parliament Proposes up to BD 400 Fine on Any Passport with Unofficial Stamps
The Bahraini Parliament heads towards approving a legislative amendment in the law of passports. This would impose a penalty of no less than BD 50 and no more than BD 400, on anyone who deliberately sabotaged his passport.
Nationality Affairs Refuses to Issue Passport for Bahraini Infant, Says He’s Banned Travel
The mother of Bahraini infant Ahmad Mohammad Hassan, told local newspaper al-Wasat that “the Nationality, Passport and Residence Affairs (NPRA) refused to grant her 4-month-old child a passport.”
The Independent: British Mother Jailed in Bahrain "After Husband Accused her of Adultery"
UK's The Independent reported that "A British mother [Hannah James] was jailed in Bahrain after her husband accused her of adultery, her family has claimed."
Child Abbas Al-Khabbaz Passes Away Due to Bahraini Regime’s Negligence
On December 14, 2016, Bahraini 4-year-old Abbas, son of detainee Mohammad Al-Khabbaz, passed away. This comes after Bahraini authorities refused to issue a passport for him, allowing him to receive medical treatment abroad.
Local Newspaper: Security Authorities Inspect Passports of Bahrainis Returning from Iraq
Local newspaper al-Wasat said that “the security authorities inspected the passports of citizens’ passports upon their arrival to Bahrain’s international airport, coming back from Iraq, where they commemorated the Arbaeen of Imam Hussein in the past few days.
Interior Ministry Approves Parliamentary “Fingerprint” Proposal to Prevent Entry of “Terrorists” to Bahrain
The Bahraini Ministry of Interior approved a proposal presented by the Parliament, which imposes the use of a “fingerprint identification system”, for both the fingers and eyes.
New Law Imposes Fine up to 400 Dinars on Unauthorized Stickers Stamped on Passports
The government referred to the Parliament its amendments set on passport law, which imposed a fine, not less than 50 dinars and up to 400 dinars, on anyone who puts stickers or phrases on his passport.
Cabinet Approves Memorandum that Calls to Criminalize Writing Expressions on Passports
The Cabinet chaired by Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa approved a memorandum about amending provisions of Law No.11 for the year 1975 regarding passports.
MoI: Bahrainis’ Passports Withdrawn for Bearing Unofficial Stamps
Interior Ministry Undersecretary for Nationality, Passports and Residence Affairs (NPRA) Rashid bin Khalifa Al Khalifa said that passports of some Bahrainis had been withdrawn as they arrived in the country since they had the stamps of unauthorized bodies. The passports had therefore lost their official status and could not be used, he said.
9 Shiite Bahrainis Arrested in Saudi Arabia during Hajj Rituals
Nine Shiite Bahrainis were taken into custody in Saudi Arabia while they were performing the Hajj (pilgrimage) rituals, reported activists.
ISIS Preacher’s Brother Abdullah Al-Binali Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison
Bahrain Mirror: The Bahraini Second High Criminal Court sentenced Abdullah Al-Binali, ISIS preacher's brother (Turki Al-Binali), to 3 years in prison over charges of using his friend's passport attempting to leave Bahrain, since he is wanted over charges of joining the ISIS terrorist group.
Bahraini Interior Minister Cancels Withdrawal of Foreign Passports from Naturalized Citizens
The Bahraini Interior Minister Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa announced a decision to give back foreign passports to their owners when their Bahraini passports are issued.
VIDEO: Bahraini Passport at Palestinian Rafah Border Crossing
Bahrain Mirror: The Al-Jazeera TV footage showed a person holding a Bahraini passport at the Rafah border crossing after the Egyptian authorities opened the crossing for two days.
Trial Postponed of Accused ISIS Affiliate who Attempted to Leave Bahrain with False Passport
The Second High Criminal Court, presided over by Judge Abdulla Al-Ashraf, decided to postpone the trial of Abdulla Al-Binali, brother of Turki Al-Binali, preacher of the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS).