Swiss to Represent Iran, Saudi Interests after Rivals Broke Ties
Neutral Switzerland’s embassies in Riyadh and Tehran have signed agreements to represent Iranian interests in Saudi Arabia and Saudi interests in Iran, the Swiss government said on Wednesday.
Geneva: Switzerland Regrets Bahrain hasn’t Implemented BICI Recommendations, Criticizes Repressive Measures against Activists
Switzerland regretted that Bahrain has not implemented all recommendations of the BICI report and criticized what it called reprisal measures against Human Rights activists and banning their travel to Geneva.
Marshal Meets Swiss Consul Days after Tense Relations between Two Countries
Bahrain News Agency (BNA) said that Commander-in-Chief of the Bahrain Defence Force (BDF), Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, received in his office today (Tuesday, March 21, 2017) the Swiss Consul to Bahrain, Humbert Vincent Buemi, days after tense relations between the two countries due to Switzerland's criticism of the Bahrain human rights file.
Reuters: UAE Summons Swiss Ambassador over U.N. Bahrain Statement
The United Arab Emirates summoned the Swiss ambassador on Sunday to denounce a statement Switzerland made to the United Nations Human Rights Council the week prior criticizing fellow Gulf state Bahrain's human rights record.
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.
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.
British Foreign Minister Answers Parliament Questions: Swiss are no Longer Proposing Statement on Bahrain
Labour MP in House of Commons of the United Kingdom Emily Thornberry asked the British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, on March 6, 2017, about the UK Government's policy regarding the proposed Swiss statement at the UN Human Rights Council on Bahrain; and if he is to issue a statement.
HRC Member States Condemn Bahraini Measures against Opposition
More member states at the UN Human Rights Council condemned the measures adopted by the Bahraini authorities against the Bahraini opposition and civil society institutions.
Switzerland Expresses Concern at UNHRC over Ongoing Violations in Bahrain
Switzerland voiced its concern over the continued human rights violations in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Saudi Court Hands Death Sentence to Man Convicted of 2004 Attack on Swiss Firm
A man has been sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia for killing six Westerners and a Saudi...
Swissinfo: Four Reasons Why the King of Bahrain is in Switzerland
Bahrain Mirror (Swissinfo): The King of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa's official visit to Switzerland on Thursday is the first ever by a Bahraini king. He met with Swiss President Johann Schneider-Ammann, in a sign of the two states trying to improve on a distinctly soured diplomatic relationship.
ECCHR Demands Switzerland to Prosecute Bahraini Attorney-General “Al-Buainain” While Present on Swiss territory
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) published an article in which it highlighted a criminal complaint filed against the Bahraini Attorney General, Ali bin Fadhul Al-Buainain, in Switzerland for taking part in torture.
Bahraini Cabinet: Swiss Statement Is Unfair..Lacks Credibility & Neutrality
Bahrain Mirror: The Bahraini cabinet criticized the “Swiss Confederation’s Statement” that it described as “unfair for Bahrain and its human rights achievements.”
33 Countries in UNHRC Call on Bahraini Gov’t to Revive National Dialogue to Put an End to Crisis
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): The Swiss delegation delivered a joint statement signed by 33 states at the 30th session of the UN Human Rights Council held in Geneva, tackling the human rights situation in Bahrain.
Swiss Court Convicts Ex-Minister and PM Advisor Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa in Alba-Alcoa Case
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): Swissinfo website said that the Federal Criminal Court in Bellinzona convicted the Bahraini Prime Minister's Adviser and current chairman of Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company of receiving bribes in the well-known Alba-Alcoa case.
Switzerland Denounces Bahraini Authorities’ Decision to Prevent Protests in the Country
Bahrain Mirror: Switzerland expressed “its deep concerns at the restrictions imposed by the Bahraini authorities on the right to peaceful protest, in addition to the ongoing arbitrary arrests and unjust trials.”