HR Organizations Issue Statement Demanding GoB to Allow Activists Attend UPR Session in Geneva
Bahraini and American human rights organizations strongly condemned the judicial harassment of human rights defenders, journalists, lawyers, and other members of civil society attempting to attend international human rights mechanisms such as the UPR, calling on the Government of Bahrain to immediately lift all restrictions on them.
KRC: UN Mechanisms No Longer Able to Deter Bahraini Authorities
The Khiam Rehabilitation Center for Victims of Torture (KRC) said that “the Bahraini government continues its arbitrary measures against human rights defenders right before the period review of the official national report before the Human Rights Council on May 1.”
Sheikh Maytham Al-Salman to Attend UNHRC Session in Geneva, Warns of Bahrainis Losing Hope for “Peaceful Reconciliation” amid Repression
Leading Bahraini human rights campaigner Sheikh Maytham al-Salman warned that civilians could lose hope for “peaceful reconciliation” if the government refuses to halt its crackdown on dissent.
32 Dissidents Rounded up within Days in Clampdown ahead of UNHRC Session, Amnesty Int’l
Amnesty International highlighted in a statement that Bahrain’s authorities have dramatically escalated their crackdown against critics, summoning 32 people for questioning within the past five days.
Amnesty Suggests Recommendations on Bahrain for 27th HRC UPR Session
Amnesty International issued on its website a report addressing recommendations at 13 states, among them Bahrain.
Amnesty International Concerned by Resumption of Executions & Clampdown on Peaceful Assembly in Bahrain
Amnesty International said that it is alarmed by the deteriorating human rights situation in Bahrain, in its oral statement to the 34th session of the UN Human Rights Council.
Bahrain Asks Switzerland to Stop Issuing Statements that Criticize HR Situations, Claims it Has Clean Record in this Respect
The Bahraini Ministry of Foreign Affairs has strongly rejected what was said in the statement delivered by the Swiss Representative before the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on March 14 in which it included some allegations about torturing dissidents and using excessive force in dealing with peaceful protestors.
Bahrain’s HRC Representative Slams Member States over Criticizing Bahrain
The Permanent Representative of Bahrain at the Human Rights Council, Ambassador Yousef Abdul Karim Bucheeri, slammed Swiss Confederation, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Ireland, and France for criticizing his country’s human rights record.
France, Czech Republic, Ireland, and Denmark Criticize Bahrain’s Human Rights Record
France, Czech Republic, Ireland, and Denmark criticized Bahrain's human rights record, and called on Manama to abolish all restrictions imposed on civil society associations.
EU: Bahrain Human Rights Situation Deteriorated in Past Years
The European Union (EU) said that it “recognizes the challenges that Bahrain faces as well as the progress made with the establishment of a number of institutions designed to enhance the protection of human rights in the country.”
Switzerland Urges Bahrain to Fully Cooperate with Human Rights Council
In a statement at the Human Rights Council, Switzerland called on Bahrain to fully cooperate with the council. It confirmed that Bahrain is among the countries that practice repression against civil society, in violation of its international binding commitments.
UAE Regrets UN Human Rights High Commissioner’s Statement on Bahrain
The United Arab Emirates regretted the statement of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Prince Zeid bin Ra’ad, concerning Bahrain.
Bahrain's Assistant Foreign Minister Meets US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in Geneva
Bahrain News Agency (BNA) said that the Assistant Foreign Minister Abdulla Al-Dosari met on Wednesday (March 1, 2017) the US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Scott Busby on the sidelines of the 34th session of Human Rights Council in Geneva.
UN HR High Commissioner Warns Reckless Politicians against Risks of Choking Off Human Rights
The High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, warned political leaders who launched campaigns against universal human rights.
HRW in Joint NGO Letter: Member States Should Call for Improvements in Human Rights Situation in Bahrain
A number of human rights groups urged permanent representatives of member and observer states of UN Human Rights Council to call for improvements in human rights situation in Bahrain at 34th HRC session.
PSNI Denies Training Bahraini Officers: They Observed Events & Presentations
The Belfast Telegraph newspaper stated that the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Assistant Chief Constable Alan Todd insisted that the Bahraini police were on a study visit to observe "best practice in human rights-based public order policing". He said the delegation observed public order events, followed by presentations on PSNI public order policing.
Bahrain’s New Approach in Dealing with UN: “Everything’s Over between Us”
Bahrain continues to express arrogance when addressing the UN. The government thinks it’s free to arbitrarily arrest, torture, revoke nationalities and even expel its own citizens.
Bahraini HR Organizations Condemn Sanaa “Ugly Crime”, Call to Bring Perpetrators to Justice
Bahraini human rights organizations condemned “the ugly massacre in a community hall in the Yemeni capital Sanaa,” calling on to bring the perpetrators to the international justice.
Ongoing Campaign in Bahrain Scolds UN High Commissioner Zeid bin Ra’ad for “Forgetting his Arab Origins”
Bahraini government media chose to answer to criticism at HRC by reminding High Commissioner for Human Rights, Prince Zeid bin Ra’ad, of his Arab origins.
Bahraini FM Says his Country “Won’t Waste Time on Human Rights Council”
Bahraini FM said Bahrain “won’t waste its time on Human Rights Council,” in response to UN High Commissioner’s statements criticizing human rights violations in Bahrain.