New Report Accuses UK of Complicity in Funding HR Violations in Bahrain
The Guardian reported that human rights organization "Reprieve" has accused the Foreign Office of being complicit in abuses in Bahrain and failing to be transparent about its £5m security and justice reform program in the kingdom.
BFHR Monitored 1668 Human Rights Violations in March
Bahrain Forum for Human Rights (BFHR) said that it monitored 1668 serious human rights violations during March 2018.
Hashtag #Prisoner_without_Rights Reveals Hundreds of Violations Committed against Political Prisoners in Bahrain
Hundreds of activists and tweeters took part in a widespread media campaign under hashtag #Detainee_without_Rights to write on Twitter about the prominent violations against the 4000 political detainees in Bahrain.
Bill Law: Boris Johnson's Silence on Bahrain's Human Rights Abuses is Deafening
Journalist Bill Law strongly criticized British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, noting how Johnson has plenty to say on Brexit and renewing ties 'East of Suez', but strangely a statement condemning the kingdom's persecution of its Shia majority is notable in its absence.
"Death or Confession": A Report Monitoring Torture of Civilians in Bahrain's First Military Trial
Four Bahraini human rights organizations issued a report under the title of "Death or Confession", a report that monitors the violations due to secret military courts that tried civilians whose confessions were extracted under torture. These civilians were accused of attempting to commit crimes against Bahrain Defense Force; they include human rights activist Mohammed Al-Mutghawi and Sayed Alawi Husain, the personal attendant of the highest religious cleric in Bahrain Sheikh Isa Qassim.
Four HR Org. Issue Report about Forcibly Dispersing Diraz Protest, Say It is “A Crime outside Coverage”
Four Bahraini human rights organizations, the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, the Bahrain Forum for Human Rights, Salam for Democracy and Human Rights, and the Gulf Institute for Democracy and Human Rights, published a report monitoring grave violations in suppressing the Diraz peaceful assembly on May 23, 2017, after the security forces used excessive force to end the gathering, which lasted about a year near the house of the highest religious authority for Shiites in Bahrain, Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim, in a report entitled: A Crime Outside Coverage.
Quoting Amnesty International, The British daily Said: UK Failed Bahrainis by Whitewashing Violations
The British Morning Star newspaper said that “Britain must stop “lending cover” to human rights abuses in Bahrain, Amnesty International said yesterday as it published a new report on the Gulf kingdom.” The organization warned of a “disastrous decline” in Bahrain’s human rights situation, saying that families have been targeted by the authorities after their relatives protested peacefully in London.
UN Experts Demand Bahrain to Provide Information about Detainees from Activist Al-Wadaie Family
Six UN experts urged the Government of Bahrain to provide information about the violations that detainees of Sayed Ahmed Al-Wadaie’s family are subjected to and to confirm the “legal basis” for their detention.
ICSRF Demands Probe into Violations Committed inside Dry Dock Prison
The International Center for Supporting Rights and Freedoms (ICSRF) demanded the Bahraini authorities to probe into the violations committed in Dry Dock Prison (pre-trial detention), particularly “ward 1”.
“Chambers of Death”: Report Issued by 3 HR organizations Documenting Violations committed by Bahrain’s National Security Agency
Three human rights organizations issued an extensive report on the violations committed by the Bahraini National Security Agency (NSA).
Bahrain Spends More on PR Stunts: New Center for Interfaith Dialogue
BNA said the This is Bahrain society will launch what it called “The Kingdom of Bahrain Declaration” and “The King Hamad Global Centre for Interfaith Dialogue and Peaceful Coexistence”
Eman Shams Eldeen: Human Rights Defenders Under Winds Blow
There has been an increase in the number of assaults on human rights activists in the Arab world after the so-called Arab Spring, ranging from attacks initiated by the ruling authorities, beyond torture and threats, to accusing them of treason and conspiracy abroad; an accusation punishable by death in some countries.
Al-Daihi to Middle East Eye: Isn’t it time for UN to Send Special Representative to Bahrain?
Al-Wefaq Deputy Secretary General, Sheikh Hussein Al-Daihi, said that the international community has legal and moral obligations to provide protection for peaceful protesters and civil community in Bahrain.
Bahrain Takes Severe Hit at UPR in Geneva, Brian Dooley
Bahrain took a rare public reprimand at its United Nations’ Universal Periodic Review, said Brian Dooley, as the Bahraini government’s delegation had to sit and listen as country after country listed concerns about the country’s failure to introduce real reform despite promises made at its last UPR in 2012.
US Preaches Human Rights yet Fails to Order Countries like Bahrain to Cease HR Abuses
It isn’t much good preaching about human rights and then embracing a policy conveying the message that if a country has “strong military ties” with the United States then it is of no consequence if it persists in “torture and abuse…”
Geneva: Denmark Says Jaw Prison Condition Deteriorating, Bahrain Doesn’t Prosecute Perpetrators
Denmark said that the government of Bahrain has not prosecuted those involved in human rights violations, despite the establishment of accountability institutions and others involved in human rights.
Geneva: UK Criticizes Bahrain’s Resorting to Death Penalties & Citizenship Revocation
The UK criticized Bahrain adopting policies of death penalties and citizenship revocations.
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.”
HRW: Detained Bahraini Activist Nabeel Rajab’s Health Worsens
Human Rights Watch says prominent Bahraini human rights activist, Nabeel Rajab, is suffering from health problems that have developed or deteriorated during more than 10 months of arbitrary detention.
HR Groups Call on Bahrain King to Release Photojournalist Sayed Ahmed Al Mousawi
Human rights groups signed joint letter calling on the King of Bahrain to release and drop the charges against photojournalist Sayed Ahmed Salman al-Mousawi.