HRW Deems Sentence against Al-Wadaie’s Family “Collective Punishment”
Human Rights Watch (HRW) condemned on Monday (October 30, 2017) the sentence against three relatives of Bahraini activist, and described it as “collective punishment”.
HR Org. Bahrain Convicts Activist's Family Members
A Bahrain court sentenced three family members of a prominent activist to jail terms on weapons charges on Monday, rights group the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) said and accused authorities of using torture to extract confessions.
Int’l Organizations Call to Stand in Solidarity with Nabeel Rajab in front of Bahraini Embassy in London
International human rights organizations called to stand in solidarity with prominent human rights activist Nabeel Rajab on Monday (September 11, 2017) at 10 AM in front of the Bahraini embassy in London, to show support for Rajab and for free expression in Bahrain.
British MEPs & HR Groups Send Letter to FCO: Silence on Rajab’s Case “Appalling”
Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) said that 13 British MEPs and human rights organization believe that “the Foreign & Commonwealth Office’s silence on the sentencing of human rights figure Nabeel Rajab in Bahrain has been called “appalling” in a letter to the Foreign Secretary.”
BIRD: National Security Agency Tortures Citizens, Yousef Al-Jamir his Recent Victim
Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) said that the National Security Agency has summoned Yousef Al-Jamri and interrogated him 3 times this week, tortured him, and threatened him with rape.
Reuters: Defense Lawyers Walk out of Top Bahraini Activist Trial
Lawyers for a leading Bahraini human rights activist walked out of court after their demand to postpone the trial was rejected by the judge, a rights group reported on Wednesday.
ADHRB Calls on Bahrain to End Widespread Reprisals against Activists Ahead of UPR
Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain and a number of human rights groups strongly condemned the judicial harassment of political activists, human rights defenders, and other civil society actors, attempting to attend international human rights mechanisms such as the UPR.
“Newsweek”: Bahrain’s Approval of Military Trial for Civilians “Disaster for Human Rights”
US magazine “Newsweek” said that rights groups condemned on Monday the decision of the Bahraini Parliament a day earlier to approve military trials for civilians as a “disaster for human rights” in the Gulf Kingdom.
The Guardian: Nabeel Rajab Faces Prison for Saying Journalists are Banned from Bahrain
British daily The Guardian reported that “Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab is facing a lengthy prison sentence simply for stating that journalists and international NGOs cannot enter Bahrain.”
BIRD: Bahrain Human Rights Institute Misleads in Case of Sayed Alawi’s Disappearance
The Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) said that Bahrain’s National Institute for Human Rights (NIHR) misled on the case a victim of enforced disappearance after their family complained to the press, in reference to the case of Sayed Alawi Hussein Alawi.
Criticism Raised over UK Base Established by Sectarian BDF
Speaking to CommonSpace, Sayed Ahmed Al-Wadaei, director of advocacy at Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (Bird), said: “The UK continually claims to support human rights in Bahrain, but to what result? Britain has only gotten friendly with a regime which has escalated its repression in the past year.”
Rights Campaigners Urge Prince Charles to Cancel Trip to Bahrain
Human Rights campaigners are calling on Prince Charles to cancel his upcoming visit to Bahrain in light of the country’s deteriorating situation, as a leading activist faces 15 years in prison.
PEN to Protest outside FCO Thursday in Solidarity with Nabeel Rajab, Coinciding with his Trial Hearing
The “ENGLISH PEN” association called on supporters to join in its protest organized outside the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office to express solidarity with human rights activist Nabeel Rajab, and urge the British government to defend him.
The Guardian: HR Groups Urge 50 States to Call on Bahrain to Release Nabeel Rajab
The Guardian Newspaper stated that “Human rights groups have written to 50 states urging them to call on the Bahraini authorities to release Nabeel Rajab, who is facing up to 15 years’ in jail for comments he made on Twitter.”
Member in UK Parliament Calls on FCO to Pressure on Bahrain to Release Nabeel Rajab
A member in the UK Parliament called on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to pressure on Bahrain to release the prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab.
HR Groups Condemn Arrests of Shia Clerics and Activists over Diraz Sit-In: Sectarian Persecution
Five human rights organizations denounced Bahraini authorities' recent campaign of arrests launched against protestors at Diraz sit-in.
The Guardian: Press Freedom not Recognized in Bahrain, Al-Wadaei Sees Bahrain Real Journalism Impossible
BIRD director of advocacy, Sayed Ahmed Al-Wadaei, stresses “Bahrain is making real journalism impossible.”
The Guardian: BIRD Raises Concerns of Human Rights Abuse with FIA
The British daily The Guardian published an article in which it highlights the letter sent by the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) to Jean Todt, president of FIA, raising its concerns about alleged serious human rights violations in the country.
Canadian Montreal Univ. Hosts Event Marking Bahraini Uprising's 5th Anniv.
Bahrain Mirror: A number of Human Rights organizations announced that the Canadian University Of Montreal will host an art exhibition marking the fifth anniversary of the Bahraini uprising that erupted on February 14 to call for putting an end to the ruling Al Khalifa family's monopoly over power.