A Shia Muslim cleric and head of the al Wefaq Islamic Society, Sheikh Ali Salman was convicted of inciting disobedience and hatred, but acquitted on the charge of seeking to overthrow the monarchy.
A spokesperson for the imprisoned activist's family told VICE News they were "devastated," and scared his health problems meant he wouldn't be able to handle another round of lashes.
Amnesty International says despite promises made by Qatar, nothing has changed for the country's migrant workers who experience slave-like conditions in the world's wealthiest country.
King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa is skipping the GCC summit in the US to sit beside Queen Elizabeth this weekend, as Nabeel Rajab is going back behind bars as a Bahraini court upheld his conviction.
A string of Gulf monarchs have made their excuses for not attending the upcoming summit in the US, most notably the Saudi leader, who is thought to be angry over the White House's Iran policy.
As the UN announced it is looking into the issue, Mr. Kim told VICE News of the inhumane circumstances he experienced in Russia, while the North Korean state was awarded most of his wage.
Raif Badawi was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 public lashes after setting up an online forum where Saudis could discuss religion. He might now face a retrial and execution by beheading.
In a purported move to fight terror, Bahrain has stripped the citizenship of 72 people. Some of them are with the Islamic State — but others are simply pro-democracy advocates.
Even if the West pull out, Saudi Arabia will fill in the gaps.