Journalist Faisal Hayyat “Immediately” Summoned for Interrogation
The Security authorities summoned on Sunday (October 9, 2016) the Bahraini journalist Faisal Hayyat and asked him to “immediately appear” for interrogation.
Al-Hakim Criticizes World’s “Silence” Towards Incidents in Yemen and Bahrain
The National Iraqi Alliance chief, Sayed Ammar Al-Hakim slammed the major countries and international organizations for their silence towards what is happening in both Yemen and Bahrain.
The Guardian: British Police Criticised for Lack of Transparency in Bahrain Training Deal
The Guardian stresses HR campaigners say British College of Policing should explain its work with Bahrain, which is accused of numerous human rights abuses.
Bahraini FM Accuses UNHRC of “Politicization and Blackmail”
Bahraini Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmad Al Khalifa attacked UN Human Rights Council, accusing it of “politicization and blackmail”.
New York Times: Shadow of Human Rights Abuse Follows Contender in FIFA Vote
As the organization that governs global soccer gathers this week to choose a new president, a leading contender risks stirring up another source of controversy for the sport: human rights, reports the New York Times.
British Trade Unions Call on their Government to Review Aid Sent to Bahrain
Bahrain Mirror: British trade unions have launched a campaign calling for an independent audit of the UK government aid to Bahrain and an expose of “widespread and systematic” human rights abuses.
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.
US State Department in Response to Questions about HR Violations: Manama is a Very Important Partner
Bahrain Mirror: The US State Department spokesperson, John Kirby, said that Bahrain is an important partner in the region, refusing to go into the details of the human rights violations mentioned in the report issued by the US State Department on the human rights situation.