Asian Confederation Says President Salman Al Khalifa Not Involved in Bahrain Player Case
The Asian Football Confederation said on Saturday that President Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa had had no influence on their handling of the case of a Bahraini player arrested in Thailand in November over a prison sentence in his homeland.
Before Heading to Switzerland to Meet FIFA Representative: Australian Football Player Craig Foster Says Football Community before Politics Costs Player’s Life
Australian football player and analyst Craig Foster said that he demanded a meeting with FIFA administration on Monday.
FIFA Asks Thai Government to Discuss Al-Araibi’s Case, Urges it to Return him to Australia, Foster Welcomes Step
FIFA sent on Wednesday (January 23, 2019) a letter to Prayut Chan-o-cha, the prime minister of Thailand, urging him to immediately release the Bahraini footballer Hakeem Al-Araibi, and demanding discussing Al-Araibi's case with representative from the Thai government.
Ex-player seeks FIFA help for jailed Bahrain refugee athlete
A former Australian soccer player campaigning to free a Bahraini refugee athlete detained in Thailand wants FIFA, the sport's governing body, to sanction the soccer associations of Thailand and Bahrain if they fail to help.
American Foreign Policy Adds Nabeel Rajab to List of Global Thinkers
The American Foreign Policy magazine added Nabeel Rajab to a list of 100 figures whom it described as global thinkers and doers who had a profound impact on the planet in the last 12 month.
Int’l HR Activists to Bahrain Mirror: Nabeel Rajab’s Sentence Warning to those who Speak against Gov’t, Trajectory of Bahrain under Ruling Family is for Instability not Stability
Human rights organizations, activists and researchers called for radical change in international policies tackling human rights violations in Bahrain in an international conference held in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, entitled “Bahrain: 8 Years of Repression under International Silence”.
Bahrain: Unabated Repression, HRW Says in Its 2019 World Report
Human Rights Watch issued its 2019 world report on human rights around the globe, in which it said that the Bahraini authorities continue repression in Bahrain through targeting dissidents and attacking freedom of expression and assembly.
Australian TV Host Calls on Thai PM to Release Hakeem Al-Araibi
Lucy Zelić, SBS Television Chief Football Host and SBS World News Sports Presenter, wrote a tweet yesterday saying she had sent a letter to the Thai prime minister calling him to release Hakeem Al-Araibi and urging him to allow his return to Australia as soon as possible.
Al-Araibi’s Lawyer Lodges Urgent Request to Australian Interior Ministry to Grant him Citizenship
The Sydney Morning Herald newspaper stated that lawyers for Hakeem Al-Araibi have lodged an urgent request for Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton to grant the refugee footballer Australian citizenship.
On World Human Rights Day Al-Wefaq Says: Violations in Bahrain Expanded following Bassiouni Report
Al-Wefaq issued a statement on the World Human Rights Day, December 10, in which it stressed that BICI monitored 55 kinds of violations in 2011 only, but the Bahraini regime expanded the types and forms of violations following the issuance of the Bassiouni report.
Detainee Hani Marhoun: NIHR Ignores my Appeals regarding Torture since over a Year
Detainee Hani Ahmad Isa Marhoun announced starting a hunger strike in order to put an end to what he called "all violations and breaches in Bahraini prisons".
BFHR Annual Report: 13788 Bahrainis Arrested since 2011, 2165 Violations Recorded in 2017
The Bahrain Forum for Human Rights (BFHR) issued its annual report, entitled " Chased without Protection: Silence, or Prison, Death, and Deportation” in which it monitored the human rights situation in Bahrain during 2017.
Salam Organization Criticizes Bahrain's HRC Seat Win Despite its Poor HR Record
Salam Organization for Democracy and Human Rights criticized Bahrain’s win of a seat in the highest United Nations human rights body, the Human Rights Council, despite the numerous violations the gulf island commits against its citizens.
50 Arrested and 54 Tortured Last July, Human Rights Report
The Bahrain Forum for Human Rights said that the deteriorating human rights situation in Bahrain continued in July of 2018, with 844 recorded human rights violations.
The Times: Britain Invokes Spy Clause to Cover up Payments to Bahrain
The British “The Times” newspaper said that millions of pounds of British taxpayers’ money is being spent in secret on bodies linked to serious human rights abuses in wealthy Gulf states after the government blocked the release of basic information about a shadowy fund administered by the Foreign Office.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Directly Criticizes Bahrain in Her First Speech
In her first participation in the council’s works since assuming the post after the Jordanian Prince, Zeid bin Ra’ad Al-Hussein, the new United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet criticized Bahrain’s human rights record.
Amnesty Int'l, 9 Other Org. Accuse NIHR of Whitewashing Violations after Reading its Statement about "Hasan Mushaima"
10 human rights organizations, including Amnesty International and Index on Censorship, issued a statement in which they said that the Bahraini human rights mechanisms have largely failed to properly address concerns raised on behalf of Hassan Mushaima, stressing that "his life remains at risk".
BFHR Monthly Index Report: 1,272 Human Rights Violations Recorded during May
The Bahrain Forum for Human Rights Forum recorded 1,272 gross violations of human rights in its monthly Human Rights Index report for the month of May.
No Right to Rights: BCHR Annual 2017 Report
Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) launched its annual Human Rights Report for the year 2017 entitled, "No Right to Rights,” in which it addressed the major human rights violations committed in Bahrain last year.
New Report Accuses UK of Complicity in Funding HR Violations in Bahrain
The Guardian reported that human rights organization "Reprieve" has accused the Foreign Office of being complicit in abuses in Bahrain and failing to be transparent about its £5m security and justice reform program in the kingdom.