Saudi Activist Banned from Travel Receives Int’l Human Rights Award
Bahrain Mirror: Saudi human rights activist, Samar Badawi, who is banned from travel, received the International Hrant Dink Award for human rights.
On the Eve the Appeals Court Looks into Verdict Against Sheikh Ali Salman, Opposition Forces Issue Statement: No Indications of Reform in HR Situation in Bahrain
Bahrain Mirror: The national democratic opposition forces in Bahrain said that there are no serious indications of reform in the human rights situation in Bahrain.
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.
Pro-Regime Bahraini Newspapers Attack Washington Post Over its Report about HR Violations in Bahrain
Bahrain Mirror: In what seems like an organized media campaign against the Washington Post, three pro-government newspapers slammed, in their editorials, the American newspaper over the article in which it criticized Bahrain’s human rights record.
Akhbar Al-Khaleej Slams Washington Post: Its Article Is Misleading, Full of Lies & Defamation
Bahrain Mirror: Akhbar Al-Khaleej newspaper attacked the Washington Post after its latest article in which Bahrain’s king was listed among the top five “Human Rights Abusers”.
Washington Post: King Hamad Among Five Human Rights Abusers Backed By the U.S.
Bahrain Mirror: The King of Bahrain, Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, was ranked in second place in an article by Washington Post’s Sudarsan Raghavan posted in September 8, 2015, including a list of five human rights abusers backed by the United States.
British Lawyer Toby Cadman to LuaLua TV: My Government’s Statement is Pathetic & Makes Me Deeply Ashamed
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): British lawyer and founder of International Forum for Democracy and Human Rights, Toby Cadman, described his government’s statement that Bahrain is travelling in the right direction is “absolutely ridiculous and pathetic,” and makes him “deeply ashamed.”
Sayyed Ali Khamenei: In Western Countries’ Viewpoints the Suppression of Bahrainis Isn’t Considered an HR Violation
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): Iran’s Supreme Leader Sayyed Khamenei stated that according to the viewpoints of western states, the suppression of the Bahraini people is not regarded as a violation of human rights.
41 NGOs Urge Bahrain to Release Al-Signace as his Hunger Strike Exceeds 160 Days
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): A group of Bahraini and International Human Rights Organizations launched a joint appeal demanding the Bahraini government to release Dr. Abduljalil al-Singace, who has been on hunger strike for more than 160 days.
Reuters: Bahrain Hits Back at U.S. Human Rights Criticism
Reuters: Bahrain hit back at U.S. expressions of concern over the Gulf Arab kingdom's treatment of opposition figures on Wednesday, saying all its actions followed due legal process.
EU Representative for HR: Releasing Nabeel Rajab is an Important Step
Bahrain Mirror: The European Union Special Representative for Human Rights, Stavros Lambrinidis, said that the pardon of Nabeel Rajab by Bahrain King is an “important step”.
International HR Mission Report: The Darkening Reality of Human Rights Defenders in Bahrain
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): A report issued by an international mission that visited Bahrain (April 10-15, 2015) denounced the abuses that the human rights defenders are being subjected to, including imprisonment, torture and statelessness, which the report documented.
Congressman “McGovern” Describes US Lift of Arms Embargo on Bahrain as Dangerous Step
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): Congressman, senior House Democrat and chairman of Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, Jim McGovern, described the US State Department’s decision to lift arms embargo on Bahrain as a “dangerous step backward for human rights”.
English PEN Joins Solidarity Campaign with Dr. Al-Singace Who’s on Hunger Strike since Over 100 days
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): English PEN said it is increasingly concerned about the health and well-being of prominent Bahraini academic, activist and blogger Dr. Abduljalil Al-Singace.