2023 Portfolios: London Removes Manama from Human Rights Violations List 2 Weeks After 1 Billion Pound Deal
During his visit to Britain in early July 2023, Crown Prince and Prime Minister Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa announced the investment of one billion pounds sterling in the British economy, despite its ongoing crises.
HRW Researcher: Bahrain Continues to Arrest Children for Their Solidarity with Palestine
Niku Jafarnia, a researcher in the Middle East and Africa division at Human Rights Watch, confirmed that Bahrain continues to violate human rights, especially those of children.
ADHRB: Self-censorship Is Bahrainis' Refuge from the Guillotine of Government Pursuit
Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) asserts the right guaranteed to all citizens in Bahrain for freedom of opinion and expression, calling on the government of Bahrain to adhere to the international laws and treaties it has ratified.
HR Organizations Call on Bahrain to Release Dr. Al-Singace on 2nd Anniversary of his Hunger Strike
Human rights organizations sent a letter to the King of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and Crown Prince and Prime Minister Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa demanding them to release Dr. Abduljalil Al-Singace after two years of hunger strike.
BCHR: 65 HR Violations against Citizens in May 2023
The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) monitored more than 65 human rights violations committed by the regime against citizens in May 2023.
Detainee Mohammad Hasan Najjar: Jaw Prison Administration has been Preventing Me from Medical Appointments for 3 Years
Detainee Mohammad Hasan Najjar confirmed that the Jaw Prison administration has been preventing him for 3 years from visiting doctors despite his critical health condition and submitting evidence to the administration proving the need to schedule medical appointments for him.
Al-Wefaq: Regime Carried out 470 HR Violations between January and March 2023
Al-Wefaq Society documented 470 human rights violations practiced by the regime, from January 1 to March 31, 2023, including 283 house raids and 36 arbitrary arrests.
GCHR Says Violations Ongoing in Bahrain, Demands Applying "Magnitsky Act" against Perpetrators
The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) affirmed in its 2022 annual report the continued violations, ill-treatment and deteriorating prison conditions in Bahrain, and called for imposing sanctions against officials in Bahrain under the Magnitsky Act.
Human Rights Council Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Demands Release of Naji Fateel
The Human Rights Council Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has called on the Bahraini government to immediately and unconditionally release detained human rights defender Naji Fateel, and to conduct an impartial investigation to identify and hold perpetrators accountable.
Amnesty's 2022 Annual Report: Bahrain Continues to Restrict Freedom of expression, Hold Prisoners and Torture Them
Amnesty International confirmed in its annual report that "Bahrain continued to restrict freedoms of expression and assembly and to hold prisoners for exercising these rights."
On Int'l Day for the Right to the Truth, Salam Demands Revealing Violations
SALAM for Democracy and Human Rights called on the Bahraini authorities to conduct investigations to officially reveal the responsible parties for violations that led to the death of citizens and to activate principle of accountability and non-impunity.
US State Department on HR Conditions in Bahrain: Ongoing Torture, Discrimination against Shiites
The US Department of State published in 2022 annual report on human rights situations in about 200 countries and states around the world, including Bahrain.
Detainee Serving Life Term Sentence Calls on Int’l Monitors to Visit Prisons
Sayed Abbas Al-Sayed Mahdi, who has been detained for 10 years and is serving a life term sentence, sent a letter to the High Commissioner for Human Rights about the systematic ill-treatment and harassment political prisoners have been subjected for years, calling on the international monitors to visit prisons.
Danish MP Publishes His Photo Near Jaw Prison where Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja is Held
Danish MP Karsten Hønge, who is taking part in the 146th inter-parliamentary union in Bahrain, called for the immediate release of prisoner of conscience, Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, who holds the Danish citizenship.
Danish, Norwegian Delegations Participating in IPU: Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja Peacefully Fought for Democracy and Human Rights
The Danish and Norwegian parliamentary delegations participating in the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) conference called on Bahrain to release prisoner of conscience Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, who holds the Danish nationality.
Human Rights Watch Condemns IPU Silence on Bahrain's Violations
Human Rights Watch condemned in a statement today the Bahraini authorities' arrest of "four people over social media posts in early March 2023," noting that "one of those arrested had called for reform of Bahrain's parliamentary system ahead of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly in Manama."
IPU Spokesperson: We're Not Responsible for Bahrain's Cancellation of HRW Parliament Conference Visas
The IPU, which groups parliaments around the world and aims to promote democracy and human rights, said it was "aware" that Bahrain revoked entry visas issued to Human Rights Watch. A spokesperson said the IPU did not know of any other delegations that had had restrictions imposed on them to attend the meeting.
HRW Executive Director Tirana Hasan Continues Her Condemnation to Bahrain Via Twitter
Tirana Hassan, Human Rights Watch's acting executive director, published a series of tweets through which she condemned Bahrain over its human rights record and the visa cancellation of two Human Rights representatives, who were intending to attend the inter-parliamentary 146th assembly.
BPA: Bahraini Gov't Carries Out Arbitrary Arrests, Investigations against Activists Coinciding with IPU Assembly
The Bahrain Press Association (BPA) condemned the authorities' arrest of 4 citizens who are active on social media outlets, including lawyer Ibrahim Al-Mannai, Kassim Al-Hujairi, Ali Hassan and Ibrahim Khalil, coinciding with the 146th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) General Assembly in Manama.
127 HR Networks and Organizations Call on IPU Participants to Raise HR Issues in Bahrain
127 human rights networks and organizations issued a joint statement on the eve of the 146th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Manama on March 11, 2023, expressing their "grave concern over the continued deterioration of the human rights situation in Bahrain."