UN Rights Experts Send Urgent Appeal to Bahrain Government to Stop New Executions
Two United Nations human rights experts have appealed today to the Government of Bahrain to spare the lives of Mohammad Ramadan and Hussein Moosa, who are at risk of imminent execution, and to ensure a re-trial of the defendants in compliance with international standards.
Bahrain Rejects UN Criticizing Statements on Execution of 3 Political Dissidents
Bahrain condemned the United Nations’ statements that criticized the regime’s execution of 3 political dissidents.
UN Appalled at Execution of 3 Bahrainis: Serious Doubts about Them Receiving Fair Trials
In a press conference held on Tuesday, the United Nations urged Bahrain “to impose a moratorium on the use of the death penalty and to ratify the second optional protocol of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) that aims to abolish the death penalty definitively.”
2016: Bahrain-UN Dispute (Timeline)
The year 2016 witnessed an unprecedented escalation of tensions caused by Bahrain against United Nations institutions concerned with human rights issues, including insults directed at UN officials such as Prince Zeid bin Ra’ad Zeid Al-Hussein.
Special Rapporteur on Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression Calls for Rajab’s Immediate Release
Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of opinion and expression David Kaye called on Wednesday (December 21, 2016) for Nabeel Rajab’s immediate release.
Yemen Says U.N. Roadmap to End Conflict Sets Dangerous Precedent
Yemen on Tuesday appeared to reject a U.N. plan to end its civil war, saying the roadmap would create a "dangerous international precedent" by legitimizing the rebellion against the country's internationally recognized government.
Ghanim Al-Buainain: Bahrain Suffers from UN-Affiliated Corrupted Organizations
Ghanim Al-Buainain, Minister for Shura Council and House of Representatives Affairs of Bahrain, said that there is corruption in the United Nations, stressing that Bahrain suffers from the UN affiliated organizations and international councils due to corruption.
Three Weeks on Sayed Alawi's Disappearance, Concerns Raised over His Life
Concerns over the wellbeing of Sayed Alawi Sayed Hussein were raised by his family, after more than 3 weeks passed since his disappearance without any information on his whereabouts.
Bahrain Forum Files Urgent Complaint to UN Over Arbitrary Disappearance of Citizen Exceeds 18 Days
The Bahrain Forum for Human Rights said it filed an urgent complain to the team responsible for arbitrary detentions at the Human Rights Commission's office to highlight the mystery in the fate of Bahraini citizen Sayed Alawi Hussein Alawi who has been in disappearance for [over] 18 days.
Bahrain UN Office: HRC Not Required to Consult With Us on UPR
UN Bahrain Coordinator, Amin El Sharkawi said Human Rights Council is an independent authority that is not binding or required to consult with any party, including the UN office in Bahrain or the government of Bahrain.
Bahraini Khawla Mattar Wins United Nations Secretary-General Award for Courage
United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), the Bahraini Khawla Mattar won the United Nations Secretary-General award of for courage.
UN Urges ‘Restraint’ as shaky Yemen Truce Holds
The UN special envoy for Yemen today urged “restraint” as a shaky truce imposed under global pressure to end the war on the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula takes hold.
Saudi Coalition Violated Law with Yemen Funeral Strike -U.N. Monitors
A Saudi Arabia-led military campaign in Yemen violated international humanitarian law with a so-called "double tap" air strike on a funeral gathering in the rebel-held capital Sanaa, United Nations sanctions monitors told the Security Council.
Ban Ki-Moon Bears Saudi Arabia Responsibility of Sanaa Massacre, Says Impunity has only compounded pain
The United Nation’s Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon said that the Initial reports from the site of the funeral bombing in Yemen indicate that it was a Saudi-led coalition attack.
BHRS: 7 Sentenced to Death in Bahrain Face Poor, Death-like Prison Conditions
The Bahrain Human Rights Society said in a statement issued Monday on the World Day Against the Death Penalty, that since 2009 until today, the Kingdom of Bahrain has not witnessed any execution of death penalties, yet death penalty sentences are still upheld.
Saudi Arabia Expresses Deep Regret at Attack against Hall of Al-Sala Alkubra
: Saudi Arabia expressed deep regret of the reported attack against the community hall of Al-Sala Alkubra in Sanaa, Yemen, that killed and injured about 700 persons.
Bahraini HR Organizations Condemn Sanaa “Ugly Crime”, Call to Bring Perpetrators to Justice
Bahraini human rights organizations condemned “the ugly massacre in a community hall in the Yemeni capital Sanaa,” calling on to bring the perpetrators to the international justice.
UN Chief Demands 'Impartial' Probe into Yemen Attack
UN chief Ban Ki-moon called Sunday for a swift, independent probe into the air raid that killed more than 140 people at a funeral in Yemen, demanding the perpetrators face justice.
Yemen Ex-President Urges Attack on Saudi Arabia After Air Strike
Yemen's powerful ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh, a key ally of the country's dominant Houthi movement, called for an escalation of attacks against their common enemy Saudi Arabia on Sunday.
Bahraini FM Denies Targeting Shiites, Says Gov’t Knows Better about Country than UN
Bahraini Foreign Minister denied existence of any measures practiced against Shiites or any discrimination against them.