UN: Secretary-General Urges Bahraini Gov’t to Take Measures to Foster Political Dialogue & Comply with HR
The United Nations News Centre published a report about a phone call between the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Khalid Bin Ahmad Al Khalifa, explaining that Ban urged the Bahraini Government to “take further measures to foster peaceful political dialogue amongst all Bahrainis.”
HRW Researcher: UK Presented Data to UN on Bahrain’s Alleged Success in Reforming its Security Bodies
Bahrain Mirror: Human Rights Watch's Middle East researcher Nicholas McGeehan said: |Consider Bahrain, where just weeks ago, the UK organized briefings by senior British officials for foreign diplomats on the supposed success of Bahrain’s efforts to reform its security services.”
Bahrain Bans Rally Outside UN House in Solidarity with Palestine
Bahrain Mirror: The national opposition democratic forces said that the Bahraini authorities banned a peaceful popular rally planned to be held outside the United Nations House on Friday (November 6, 2015).
Bahrain’s Public Security Chief: We denied UN Rapporteur on Torture Visit due to his “Biased thoughts on Bahrain”
Bahrain Mirror: Bahrain’s Public Security Chief, Major-General Tariq Al-Hassan said that Bahrain has denied the UN special rapporteur on torture Juan Mendez a visit to the kingdom due to his “biased thoughts”.
Iran Representative to UN Criticizes Bahrain’s Violations of Majority’s Rights
Bahrain Mirror: The Representative of Iran to the United Nations, Gholamali Khoshroo, rejected the accusations brought forth by Bahrain against his country during the 70th session of the UN General Assembly.
Bahraini FM Files Complaint Against Iran to UN Secretary-General
Bahrain Mirror: Bahrain’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, presented a formal complaint against the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon.
Denmark from Geneva: We Express Our Deep Concern over HR Activists situation in Bahrain
Denmark representative in the UN Human Rights Council expressed her country's "deep" concern over "the situation of human rights activists in Bahrain, including the Danish-Bahraini citizen Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja."
Bahraini FM Meets with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
Bahraini Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa met with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Prince Zeid bin Ra'ad Al-Hussein on the sidelines of the 70th session of the UN General Assembly.
UN Group Demands Information about Bahraini Gov’t. Steps to Prevent Enforced Disappearance
Bahrain Mirror: The United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances asked Bahrain about information regarding its steps to prevent cases of enforced disappearance.
ECCHR Demands Switzerland to Prosecute Bahraini Attorney-General “Al-Buainain” While Present on Swiss territory
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) published an article in which it highlighted a criminal complaint filed against the Bahraini Attorney General, Ali bin Fadhul Al-Buainain, in Switzerland for taking part in torture.
Italian Newspaper: Italy & Spain Preferred Interests to Human Rights
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): Journalist Francesca La Bella said in an article published by the Italian Near East News agency, entitled “Bahrain: Conflict between Interests and Human Rights” said that Italy and Spain chose their interests over human rights.
Seven Pending Requests by UN Special Rapporteurs to Visit Bahrain
Bahrain Mirror: The United Nations Special Rapporteurs’ total requests to visit Bahrain reached 7. The Bahraini government hasn’t responded to 6 of them, while the UN special rapporteur Juan Mendez still awaits an appointment to be scheduled to visit Bahrain.
UN Group Says Al-Wefaq’s Secretary-General Arbitrarily Detained
Bahrain Mirror: The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention stressed that the Secretary-General of Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, Sheikh Ali Salman, is arbitrarily imprisoned.