Salam Discusses Human Rights Issues with UN High Commissioner
A delegation from Salam for Democracy and Human Rights met UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Wednesday (September 11, 2019).
Health Situation of Haq S-G Deteriorates Again, His Son Protests to Save his Father's Life
The health conditions of Secretary-General of Haq Movement, Hasan Mushaima, who is serving a life sentence for demanding democracy, deteriorated again. As a result, his son, a London-based activist, protested again in front of the Bahraini embassy in order to save his father's life.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Directly Criticizes Bahrain in Her First Speech
In her first participation in the council’s works since assuming the post after the Jordanian Prince, Zeid bin Ra’ad Al-Hussein, the new United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet criticized Bahrain’s human rights record.
Bahraini HR Organizations Welcome High Commissioner’s Speech
Three Bahraini human rights organizations welcomed the speech given by Zeid bin Ra’ad Al-Hussein, the current United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, in the UN Human Rights Council’s 38th opening session, about the human rights situation in Bahrain. The organizations expressed gratitude that Bahrain’s situation is still among the priorities of human rights issues followed by the high commissioner in the Arab nation.
UN High Commissioner in his Final Speech at HRC: Bahrain Continues Crackdown on Civil Society
United Nations High Commissioner Zeid bin Ra'ad Al-Hussein said that Bahraini refused “unconditional access by my Office and the Special Procedures” amid continued crackdowns on civil society and additional legislation which further restricts the people's fundamental rights.
Australia Expresses Deep Concern about Imprisonment of Peaceful Protestors in Bahrain
Australia said that it remained deeply concerned about the imprisonment and mistreatment of peaceful protestors in Bahrain.
Bahrain Describes High Commissioner Report as “Baseless Claims” “Based on Biased Sources”
Yusuf Abdulkarim Bucheeri, Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office in Geneva and other Organizations expressed “Bahrain’s dismay over the negative remarks contained in the High Commissioner's written review on the annual report on the Kingdom that contained inaccurate information such as harassment of human rights defenders and other deleterious comments on the recent legal actions taken by Bahrain.”
OHCHR Statement Calls on Bahraini Authorities to Immediately & Unconditionally Release Nabeel Rajab
A statement issued on behalf of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (July 14, 2017) in Geneva, said that his office is “deeply concerned that Nabeel Rajab, a co-founder of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, was sentenced on 10 July to two years in prison.
High Commissioner: Bahrain Closes Democratic Space Under Banner of Fighting Terrorism
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said that Bahrain “is closing what is left of a democratic space, and all under the banner of fighting terrorism.”
Gulf States Boycotting Qatar Respond to High Commissioner: Decision to Cut Ties Sovereign, Aims at Protecting National Security
The 3 Gulf states (Saudi Arabia, the Emirates and Bahrain) boycotting Qatar responded to the comment issued by Zeid Ra'ad Al-Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, on June 14, 2017, saying that their decision to cut ties with Doha is “sovereign” and aims at protecting the national security from terrorism.
UN High Commissioner says Bahrain, UAE Violate Human Rights by Threats against Expressing Sympathy for Qatar
The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain appear to be violating people's human rights by threatening to jail or fine them for expressing sympathy for Qatar, U.N. human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein said on Wednesday.
High Commissioner for Human Rights Slams Bahrain for Preventing UN Special Rapporteurs to visit Country
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Prince Zeid bin Raad Al Hussein, slammed Bahrain for refusing the visits of UN Special Rapporteurs to the country, for over 5 years.
Reuters: U.N. Rights Chief Calls for Bahrain Probe into Protester Deaths
A U.N. human rights chief on Friday urged an investigation into a Bahraini security raid which killed five people last month and expressed concern at what he called a crackdown on dissent in the Gulf island kingdom.
UN Human Rights High Commissioner Calls for Investigation of Protestor Deaths in Bahrain
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Friday called on the Government of Bahrain to promptly launch an independent, effective investigation into the deaths of five protesters during a security operation last week
Bahrain’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Slams UN HR High Commissioner, Dubs his Statement “Unjustified Allegations”
Bahrain’s Minister of Foreign Affairs slammed the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, over the speech he delivered in the 34th session of the Human Rights Council on Wednesday (March 8, 2017) in Geneva, describing his speech as “Unjustified Allegations”.
UN HR High Commissioner: Repression will not Eliminate People's Grievances in Bahrain
Zeid Ra'ad Al-Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, criticized the increasing repression exercised by the authorities in Bahrain since June 2016.
UN HR High Commissioner Warns Reckless Politicians against Risks of Choking Off Human Rights
The High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, warned political leaders who launched campaigns against universal human rights.
Bahrain Airport Authorities Ban Activist Fatima al-Halwaji from Leaving the Country
The Bahrain Airport authorities banned deputy Secretary General of the European-Bahraini Organization for Human Rights, Fatima al-Halwaji, from leaving the country.
Ongoing Campaign in Bahrain Scolds UN High Commissioner Zeid bin Ra’ad for “Forgetting his Arab Origins”
Bahraini government media chose to answer to criticism at HRC by reminding High Commissioner for Human Rights, Prince Zeid bin Ra’ad, of his Arab origins.
Activists Cry Foul as U.N. Decides against Yemen Rights Probe
The U.N. Human Rights Council on Thursday declined to set up an independent inquiry into abuses in Yemen, instead calling on a national inquiry to investigate violations by all sides, including the killing of civilians and attacks on hospitals.