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.
Bahrain's Parliamentary Delegation Head to Geneva Attacks UN High Commissioner for Criticizing Bahrain at HRC
Head of Bahrain's parliamentary delegation to Geneva strongly criticized statements of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Bahrain violations.
Bahraini Clerics Welcome High Commissioner’s Speech and 35-Member State Statement
Bahraini Shiite clerics said they welcome speech of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and the statement of 35 member states of the HRC.
UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion & Expression Condemns Sheikh Ali Salman’s Sentence
The UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression condemned Bahraini court ruling against Sheikh Ali Salman.
Al-Wedai to Human Rights Council: Bahraini Children Prevented from Receiving Shiite Religious Education
Bahrain Mirror: Sayed Ahmed Al-Wadaei, the director of advocacy at the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD), made a statement at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva saying that “most of Bahraini Shiite students have been prevented from receiving their Shiite religious education.”
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.