Geneva: Estonia Frustrated over Travel Ban on Activists including Sayed Hadi al-Moussawi
Estonia expressed great frustration over the travel ban the Bahrain imposed on human rights activists, including Sayed Hadi al-Moussawi.
Geneva: Switzerland Regrets Bahrain hasn’t Implemented BICI Recommendations, Criticizes Repressive Measures against Activists
Switzerland regretted that Bahrain has not implemented all recommendations of the BICI report and criticized what it called reprisal measures against Human Rights activists and banning their travel to Geneva.
Geneva: Portugal Demands Bahrain to Abolish Death Penalty Sentence, Lift travel Ban on HR Activists
Portugal called on the Bahraini government to abolish all the death penalties issued against citizens and lift travel bans imposed on human rights activists.
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.
Front Line Defenders Urges Bahrain to Cease its Campaign against HR Defenders
Front Line Defenders condemned this recent wave “of harassment against human rights defenders in Bahrain” considering it to “be solely motivated by their peaceful and legitimate activities in the defence of human rights”. It urged the authorities “to cease all forms of harassment against all human rights defenders in Bahrain” and “immediately and unconditionally remove the travel bans imposed against human rights defenders facing travel restrictions.”
HR Activists Document 37 Travel Bans and 25 Summonses this Week
Human rights activist told the Al-Wasat local newspaper that 37 human rights activist were banned from traveling and that 25 were summoned for interrogation at the public prosecution (from the onset of the week until Wednesday, April 26, 2017).
US Report on Religious Freedom: Discrimination Continues in Bahrain, Over 80 Clerics Interrogated, Banned from Traveling
The Al-Wasat local newspaper published a summary of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) report which placed Bahrain on its Tier 2 rank on terms of religious freedoms. Bahrain was covered in the Other Countries Monitored section of the 2017 Annual Report, as a consequence of deteriorating conditions of religious freedoms.
Sheikh Maytham Al-Salman to Attend UNHRC Session in Geneva, Warns of Bahrainis Losing Hope for “Peaceful Reconciliation” amid Repression
Leading Bahraini human rights campaigner Sheikh Maytham al-Salman warned that civilians could lose hope for “peaceful reconciliation” if the government refuses to halt its crackdown on dissent.
32 Dissidents Rounded up within Days in Clampdown ahead of UNHRC Session, Amnesty Int’l
Amnesty International highlighted in a statement that Bahrain’s authorities have dramatically escalated their crackdown against critics, summoning 32 people for questioning within the past five days.
Transparency International Condemns Bahrain Travel Ban on Sharaf Almosawi to Attend UN Meetings
Transparency International today called on the government of Bahrain to lift its travel ban on Sayed Sharaf Almosawi, the chair of its partner organization in Bahrain, the Bahrain Transparency Society.
HR Activist Hussein Radhi Denied Leaving Bahrain Based on Public Prosecution Order
Member of Bahrain Center for Human Rights and activist Hussein Radhi said that the security authorities at Bahrain Airport told him yesterday (April 20, 2017) that he is banned from traveling based on order from the public prosecution.
Bahraini Activist and His Wife Denied Leaving Bahrain
The Bahraini security forces prevented on Friday morning (April 7, 2017) environmental activist Mohamed Jawad (56 years) and his wife from leaving the country without mentioning the reasons.
Trial of Turki Al-Binali’s Cousin over Charges of Joining ISIS Continues
Bahrain’s First High Criminal Court decided to call the attesting witnesses to the stand in the May 14, 2017 court session in the trial of the 23-year-old Bahraini charged with joining the terrorist ISIS organization.
HRW in Joint NGO Letter: Member States Should Call for Improvements in Human Rights Situation in Bahrain
A number of human rights groups urged permanent representatives of member and observer states of UN Human Rights Council to call for improvements in human rights situation in Bahrain at 34th HRC session.
Prosecution Extends Nabeel Rajab’s Imprisonment 15 Days Pending Investigation
The Public Prosecution decided to extend the imprisonment of President of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, prominent rights activist Nabeel Rajab for 15 days pending investigation.
MEPs Urge Mogherini to Take Rapid Actions to Stop HR Violations in Bahrain
MEPs called on Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, to take rapid actions to put an end to human rights violations in Bahrain.
Balqees Al-Manami: I Only Want an Exit Permit for My Son to Leave Bahrain
Lawyer Balqees Al-Manami is not demanding the impossible. All she is asking for is a passport for her infant son to leave the country and reunite with her husband.
Amnesty Refuses Ignoring Human Rights Issues During GCC Summit in Bahrain
Amnesty International said that the appalling human rights records of states in the Gulf must not be swept under the carpet when member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) gather in the Bahraini capital, Manama, this week (6-7 December) for their annual summit.
Reuters: Bahraini Rights Lawyer Charged with Insulting State Institutions-HRW
Bahraini authorities have put a prominent human rights lawyer on trial for charges that include insulting state institutions, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Thursday, in a further crackdown on dissent.
Front Line Defenders Condemns Harassment against HR Defenders, Calls to Release Saeed Al-Samahiji
Front Line Defenders condemned in a statement it published on its website the recent judicial harassment against human rights defenders in Bahrain and all travel bans being imposed against defenders in Bahrain. The organization said it believes “that such acts are solely motivated by their peaceful and legitimate activities in the defence of human rights in Bahrain.”