Next Century Foundation Stresses Bahrain's Need to Free, Inclusive Elections, Calls for Resuming Dialogue between Gov't and Opposition
The New Century Foundation stressed in a written statement to the UN Human Rights Council in the framework of the 18th session that holding of free and fair elections is essential, and this requires the participation of the opposition groups.
UN Experts Address Gov't of Bahrain on Violations against Sheikh Zuhair Ashour and Ali Al-Wazeer
Mandates of the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances published a letter sent to the Bahraini government on June 28, 2021, in which it expressed concern about the acts of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment of prisoners of conscience, Sheikh Zuhair Ashour and Ali Al-Wazeer.
Gov't of Bahrain didn't Respond to Visit Request by UN Special Rapporteur on Torture: HR Activist
Director of Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy said that Bahrain did not respond to a UN request to accept a visit by a UN rapporteur to Manama.
Bahrain, UN Sign Declaration of Intent for Cooperation, Coordination to Prepare National HR Plan
Foreign Affairs Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani and the Acting Resident Coordinator for UN Activities and Chief of Mission of the Int'l Organization for Migration to Bahrain, Mohammed Al-Zarqani, signed a declaration of intent for cooperation and coordination to prepare, write and develop the National Human Rights Plan for the Kingdom of Bahrain for the years 2022-2026.
Italy to Ease Restrictions on Arms Sales to UAE, Saudi
Italy has loosened restrictions on arms exports to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, Reuters reported government sources saying yesterday, in a move aimed at easing diplomatic tensions with the two Gulf states.
UN Expert Urges Bahrain to Release Al-Khawaja, Al-Singace and Fateel
A UN expert called on Bahrain to immediately release three human rights defenders suffering long term detention as a result of their legitimate promotion and protection of human rights in the country.
Bahrain Rejects UN Call to Free Death Row Convicts Mohammad Ramadan and Hussein Mousa
Bahrain on Sunday rejected a UN report calling for the release of two men facing the death penalty, which cited claims their murder convictions were based on confessions extracted by torture.
138 Coalitions, Networks, and HR Organizations in Memorandum to UN S-G: All Prisoners of Conscience in Bahrain Must be Released
138 coalitions, networks, and human rights organizations issued a memorandum demanding the release of all prisoners of conscience in Bahrain amid Coronavirus outbreak.
UK Ambassador Whitewashes Bahrain's Image after Jaw Prison Visit, Alaswad, Sharif and Fairooz Respond among Others
The British ambassador to Bahrain, Roddy Drummond, put out a tweet in which he expressed how pleased he was for visiting Jaw Prison on May 3, 2021 with other ambassadors. Drummond's tweet prompted a number of responses.
Int'l Calls to Release 6 Bahrainis
Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) and UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention's report demanded the release of 6 Bahraini activists who were arbitrarily arrested without judicial permit and were tortured to have their confessions extracted.
Agnes Callamard: Washington's Failure to Punish bin Salman is "Extremely Dangerous"
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial executions, Agnes Callamard, affirmed that the failure of the United States to take action against the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, in connection with the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, is "extremely dangerous."
Bahrain Fails to Win Presidency of UN Human Rights Council
Bahrain failed to get the votes needed to win the presidency of the UN Human Rights Council.
Front Line Defenders Calls for Rejecting Bahrain's Candidacy for 2021 HRC Presidency
Front Line Defenders said in a statement that Bahrain is not a credible candidate for the Presidency of the UN Human Rights Council. This statement came after the government of Bahrain has nominated Ambassador Yusuf Abdulkarim Bucheeri as its candidate for the 2021 Presidency of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC).
Bahrain to Normalize Ties with Israel, Donald Trump Announces
US President Donald Trump announced on Friday (September 11, 2020) an agreement to establish full diplomatic relations between Israel and Bahrain.
GCC Unites to Seek U.N. Extension of Iran Arms Embargo
The six-member Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has asked the United Nations to extend an international arms embargo on Iran, a move pushed strongly by the United States.
Iran Says GCC Call for Tehran Arms Embargo Extension is "Unrealistic"
Iran has rejected as "unrealistic" a call by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) for the United Nations to extend an international arms embargo on Tehran that ends in October, state TV reported on Monday.
Bahraini Khawla Matar Injured in Beirut's Port Blast
Khawla Matar of Bahrain, the UN Deputy Special Envoy for Syria, was injured in the explosion that happened at Beirut's port yesterday, August 4, 2020.
Three UN Rapporteurs Call for Abolition of Death Penalty in Bahrain after Decision to Execute Ramadan and Moosa
Three United Nations rapporteurs expressed concern after the death penalty was issued against two Bahrainis, who were allegedly tortured to extract confession to the killing of a policeman in February 2014.
OHCHR Urges Bahraini Authorities to Immediately Halt Death Penalty against Ramadan and Moosa
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has expressed grave concern that the Bahraini Court of Cassation, the Supreme Court of Bahrain, has upheld the death penalty against two Bahrainis, whose confessions were allegedly extracted under torture.
Australian MP Fiona Patten: Keeping Prisoners in Bahraini Prisons is HR "Travesty"
Australian MP Fiona Patten described keeping prisoners in Bahraini prisons as a human rights "travesty".