53 HR Organizations Call on Bahraini Authorities to Release Nabeel Rajab, Drop Charges against Him
Human rights organizations from around the world have sent an open letter to the Bahraini authorities calling for the immediate release of Nabeel Rajab, the repeal of his convictions and sentences, and dropping all charges against him.
Fawzia Masha’allah Released after Serving Sentence
Fifty-eight-year-old Bahraini citizen Fawzia Masha’allah has finished serving her prison term on Saturday (December 15, 2018) and was released following one year of imprisonment for harboring a wanted person.
High Commissioner for Human Rights Honors Sheikh Al-Salman for His Role in Defending HR
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights honored Sheikh Maytham Al-Salman, on World Human Rights Day, for his prominent role in defending human rights in Middle East and North Africa.
On World Human Rights Day Al-Wefaq Says: Violations in Bahrain Expanded following Bassiouni Report
Al-Wefaq issued a statement on the World Human Rights Day, December 10, in which it stressed that BICI monitored 55 kinds of violations in 2011 only, but the Bahraini regime expanded the types and forms of violations following the issuance of the Bassiouni report.
British Newspaper: Royal Windsor Horse Show Faces Accusation for Being Funded by Bahrain
The Guardian newspaper said that The UK’s largest outdoor horse show, which is patronized by the Queen, faces accusations that it is being used by the Bahraini royal family to distract from human rights abuses.
Detained Activists in Saudi .Arabia Subjected to Torture, Sexual Harassment: Rights Groups
Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch accused Saudi Arabia on Tuesday of subjecting several activists including some female human rights defenders detained since May to torture and sexual harassment.
BCHR: 32 Death Sentences since 2011
Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) condemned the Bahraini judiciary's insistence on resorting to death penalty, dubbing it “inhumane punishment”.
Imprisoned HR Defender Naji Fateel: I Lost Hearing in my Right Ear under Torture, Still without Treatment
Human rights defender Naji Fateel, who is sentenced to 15 years in jail, talked through a leaked recording about his sufferings in the notorious Jaw Central prison. He said that he lost hearing in his right ear after he was subjected to torture and brutal beatings.
Three Bahraini HR Org. Contact Int’l Parties: Upcoming Elections in Bahrain Unfair
Three human rights organizations, Salam for Democracy and Human Rights, Bahrain Forum for Human Rights and The Gulf Institution for Democracy and Human Rights contacted international parties to inform them about why they believe the upcoming elections in Bahrain lack impartiality and independency.
American Journalist Kristof Calls to Pay Attention to HR Situations in Bahrain, Describing What’s Happening as “Appalling Repression”
American journalist Nicholas Kristof called to pay attention to human rights situations in Bahrain, describing what is happening in Bahrain as “appalling repression”.
Journalist Nicholas Kristof Calls on Trump to Pressure Bahrain, Saudi Arabia to Respect Human Rights
American journalist Nicholas Kristof called on the US President Donald Trump to pressure Saudi Arabia and Bahrain to respect human rights.
UN Rights Experts Urge Saudi Arabia to Halt Six Imminent Executions
United Nations human rights experts called on Saudi Arabia on Monday to halt the imminent execution of six men sentenced to death for activities related to the 2011 Arab Spring.
Salam Organization Criticizes Bahrain's HRC Seat Win Despite its Poor HR Record
Salam Organization for Democracy and Human Rights criticized Bahrain’s win of a seat in the highest United Nations human rights body, the Human Rights Council, despite the numerous violations the gulf island commits against its citizens.
Bahrain, Cameroon & Philippines Elected to UN HRC, Rights Groups Criticize
Bahrain, Cameroon and the Philippines were among a number of nations controversially elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council on Friday, sparking sharp criticism from rights groups and the United States.
Coalition of Int'l NGOs Opposes Bahrain's Candidacy at HRC due to Bad HR Record
A coalition of non-governmental human rights groups from Europe, the U.S. and Canada called on UN member states to oppose the election of Bahrain, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Eritrea, the Philippines and Somalia, which were deemed "unqualified" due to their human rights records, Scoop news website reported.
PACE Nominates Nabeel Rajab for Václav Havel Human Rights Prize 2018
The selection panel of the Václav Havel Human Rights Prize, comprising independent figures from the world of human rights and chaired by the President of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) Liliane Maury Pasquier, has drawn up the shortlist for the Prize in Prague.
127 Rights Groups Urge Bahrain to Free Activist Rajab
More than 100 rights groups urged Bahrain Wednesday to "immediately release" high-profile activist Nabeel Rajab who is serving two separate jail sentences for alleged anti-government statements.
Evidence: Bahraini Ambassador to Moscow Forged PhD via Int’l Pakistani Network
The Bahraini ambassador in Moscow, Al-Saati, went on to celebrate his so-called fake doctorate degree on the front pages of daily newspapers.
UN Investigations: Widespread and Systematic Imprisonment May Constitute Crimes against Humanity
The Working Group on Arbitrary Detention in the UN considered the deprivation of liberty of Nabeel Rajab, in contravention of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and due to discrimination based on political or other opinion and on his position as a leading human rights defender
SALAM Documents 108 Cases of Torture and Ill-Treatment against Detainees
SALAM for Democracy and Human Rights documented 108 cases of torture, ill-treatment and denial of medical treatment by the security offices in Bahrain against political detainees and imprisoned human rights activists during June and July of 2018.