Geneva: CAT Inquires about Fate of Martyr Hani Abdulaziz’s Murderer
Member of the Committee against Torture (CAT) Felice Gaer reiterated her inquiry about the fate of the officer responsible for the killing of martyr Hani Abdulaziz.
Geneva: CAT Member Concerned about Trying Civilians before Military Courts in Bahrain
Member of the Committee against Torture (CAT) of the HRC’s Office of High Commission for Human Rights, Mr. Abdelwahab Hani, expressed concerns over the possibility of arbitrarily trying civilians before military courts in Bahrain.
Geneva: Bahrain MoI Denies Collective Punishment against Detainees in “Jaw”, “Dry Dock” Prisons
Director of Legal Affairs at the Bahrain’s Ministry of Interior Rashid Bunajma, denied the practice of any collective punishment or issuance of any instructions to limit the rights of inmates after the prison break incidents at “Jaw Central Prison” and “Dry Dock” Prison.
Authorities Continue to Summon Activists, Charge them with Assembling in Diraz
The security authorities continued to summon activists to interrogations in a vast campaign that targeted dozens and aimed at imposing travel bans on them in a time that coincides with the UPR session to review Bahrain’s human rights portfolio in Geneva.
Bahrain to Discuss Reports before Committee against Torture in Geneva
Bahrain's Deputy Foreign Minister Abdullah Faisal Al-Dossari confirmed Bahrain’s participation in the meetings of the UN Committee Against Torture’s 60th session in Geneva between April 18 and May 12, 2017.
Human Rights Activist Sayed Hadi Al-Musawi Denied Leaving Country
Activists on social media said that the Bahraini authorities prevented on Wednesday morning (April 5, 2017) the former Al-Wefaq MP and human rights activist Hadi Al-Musawi from leaving the country.
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.
Bahrain's Parliamentary Delegation Head to Geneva Attacks UN High Commissioner for Criticizing Bahrain at HRC
Head of Bahrain's parliamentary delegation to Geneva strongly criticized statements of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Bahrain violations.
US Ambassador in Geneva Meets Bahraini Minister's Assistant for Foreign Affairs, Calls for Dialogue
The United States Ambassador to the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Keith Harper, met the Bahraini Minister's Assistant for foreign Affairs Abdulla bin Faisal bin Jabur Al-Doseri, on the sideline of the 33rd session of the UNHRC.
Intervention for BIRD and ADHRB in Geneva on Bahrain’s Use of Mercenary in Clamping down on Protestors
Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHR) along with Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) made a joint intervention about Bahrain’s use of mercenary in clamping down on citizens demanding democracy.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Bahrain Periodic Report to be Discussed in HRC in February 2017
The Minister's Assistant for Foreign Affairs Abdullah Faisal Jabur Al-Doseri, said that the National Report is to be discussed in February 2017, as part of the inclusive periodic review mechanism at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.
Local Newspaper: Parliamentary Delegation Leaves to Geneva to Meet High Commissioner for Human Rights
The local Bahraini Akhbar Al-Khaleej newspaper said that a parliamentary delegation will head today (Monday, September 5, 2016) to Geneva to meet the high Commissioner for Human Rights Prince Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, on the sideline of the 33rd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), to be held on 13-30 September.
US Ambassador Deeply Troubled by Al-Wefaq Suspension
The United States Ambassador to HRC said he's deeply troubled by Bahraini authorities' decision to dissolve Al-Wefaq Society.
US Senator Marco Rubio Calls for Immediate Release of Nabeel Rajab
US Senator Marco Rubio called on Government of Bahrain to immediately release prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab.
Bahraini Authorities Prevent HR Activists from Leaving to Geneva to Participate in HRC Session
Bahraini authorities prevented number of rights activists from traveling to Geneva, to attend 32rd UNHRC session.
US Ambassador to Geneva-Based UNHRC: We Are Ready to Make Training Programs to Improve HR in Bahrain
Bahrain Mirror: Ambassador Keith Harper, Representative of the United States to the Geneva-based United Nations Human Rights Council, stressed that his country is ready to help Bahrain make training programs.
Denmark from Geneva: We Express Our Deep Concern over HR Activists situation in Bahrain
Denmark representative in the UN Human Rights Council expressed her country's "deep" concern over "the situation of human rights activists in Bahrain, including the Danish-Bahraini citizen Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja."
Al-Wedai to Human Rights Council: Bahraini Children Prevented from Receiving Shiite Religious Education
Bahrain Mirror: Sayed Ahmed Al-Wadaei, the director of advocacy at the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD), made a statement at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva saying that “most of Bahraini Shiite students have been prevented from receiving their Shiite religious education.”
Sayed Ahmed Al-Wadaei and Michael Payne: Joint Statement Issued by 33 States Marks Bahrain’s Last Chance to Demonstrate Commitment to HR
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): The two activists Sayed Ahmed Al-Wadaei and Michael Payne said in a joint article on the ibtimes website that “the joint statement issued by 33 states mark last chance to demonstrate a real commitment to human rights."
GCC to Take Measures Against States the Condemned HR Violations in Bahrain
Bahrain Mirror: The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) condemned the joint statement issued by the United Nations Human Rights Council that was delivered by the Swiss Federation on behalf of a number of states that condemned human rights violations in Bahrain.