British FCO Minister Visits Bahrain to Support Human Rights and Reform
Bahrain Mirror: The British Embassy in Bahrain announced that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minister for the Middle East and North Africa, Tobias Ellwood, during his meeting with Bahraini officials highlighted that there is still significant work to be done to strengthen police accountability.
Yusuf Al-Muhafda: EU Representative Meets Nabeel Rajab inside Prison
Bahrain Mirror: Yusuf Al-Muhafda, deputy head of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), stated that the European Union Special Representative for Human Rights, Stavros Lambrinidis, paid a visit to human rights defender and political prisoner,BCHR President, Nabeel Rajab, in prison.
Lambrinidis Stresses the Importance of Releasing Activists
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): The European Union Special Representative for Human Rights, Stavros Lambrinidis, stated that during his visit to Bahrain, he stressed the importance of releasing political prisoners and civil activists.
Interior Minister to EU Special HR Representative: We Reject Any Divisions in Bahraini Society
Bahrain Mirror: Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa stated on Thursday, May 28, 2015, that his country enforces the law on all, rejecting any divisions or classifications of the components of the Bahraini society, as more talks of the issue of targeting the Shiite majority in the country have been raised.
Families of Jaw Prison Detainees: We Want to Inform the EU Delegation about the Detainees’ Sufferings
Bahrain Mirror: The Families of a number of detainees in Jaw Prison requested that their concern over their sons be relieved, as they have been living in harsh conditions since the outbreak of the mass protests inside prison on March 10.
EU Special Representative for Human Rights Stavros Lambrinidis Visits Bahrain
Bahrain Mirror: The European Union special representative for human rights, Stavros Lambrinidis, said “he is in Bahrain on second human rights visit since 2013”. Lambrinidis said he will meet with the government, noting that he has already criticized it for arresting Nabeel Rajab.
US: We do not Negotiate Arms Deals with the Gulf aiming at Improving Human rights
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): The president’s deputy national security advisor Ben Rhodes said that Camp David meeting with leaders from the six GCC countries was “unique” and came in a “pivotal moment in the country”. Its goal was not to just have some photos, but to set up a game plan for security cooperation.
Members of Congress to Obama: Records of Bahrain & Saudi Repression Can Only Damage Our Enduring Regional Interests
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): 45 Members of Congress sent a letter to the US President Barack Obama on Tuesday (May 12,2015), urging him to stand up for human rights in his meetings this week with leaders from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE, Qatar, Oman, and Kuwait, which make up the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
A letter from the Bahraini people to the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Prince Zeid Ra'ad Zeid Al-Hussein: we were not expecting more from you
We have no time for compliments; you neither respected the post of the high commissioner for human rights, nor the UNHCR spokeswoman.