Strict Security Measures at Diraz Entrances ahead of F1 Race
Bahraini security forces have intensified their measures, tightening the ongoing siege imposed on the village of Diraz since June 2016.
Bahrain Arms Sales Belie US Commitment to Human Rights, Emile Nakhleh
Nakhleh stressed that US policy clearly shows the growing influence of Bahrain’s lobbyists in Washington and the cozy relationships that Tillerson has forged with Bahrain, the UAE and other GCC, stressing that these Sunni countries are ruled by tribal potentates who violate their citizens’ basic human rights blatantly, viciously, and systematically.
Marc Owen Jones: How Spate of Killings in Bahrain Raised Suspicions of State Brutality
In modern Bahrain, the truth behind violent deaths is hard to establish, highlights Marc Owen Jones in his article published on The Conversation website. “And the fact that they are largely ignored by the international media means you may well be reading about the following events for the first time,” he says.
Amnesty Int’l: Lifting Human Rights Conditions on Arms Sales Place US at Risk of being Complicit in War Crimes
Amnesty International strongly criticized US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson who will reportedly lift human rights conditions on an arms sale to Bahrain, despite that country’s record of oppression against dissidents.
GIDHR Introduces Report on Executions in Bahrain in Conference Hosted by University of Melbourne
University of Melbourne hosted on Friday a conference entitled, “Human Rights Abuses in the Gulf States,” which discussed the human rights situation in the Gulf States, with a focus on Bahrain and Yemen.
Bahrain Regime Targets Families of Dissidents in Fresh Reprisals, Brian Dooley
Now family members of those who criticize the Bahrain government are being threatened, targeted, summoned and intimidated, said Human Rights First’s Brian Dooley.
Amnesty International Concerned by Resumption of Executions & Clampdown on Peaceful Assembly in Bahrain
Amnesty International said that it is alarmed by the deteriorating human rights situation in Bahrain, in its oral statement to the 34th session of the UN Human Rights Council.
Trump is Letting Human Rights Deteriorate and Bahrain is Exhibit A, Washington Post Editorial
If there is an Exhibit A for how the ascent of the Trump administration is leading to the deterioration of human rights in other countries, it is Bahrain, said the Washington Post in an editorial.
Middle East Eye: A Challenge to Bahrain's Rulers from an ex-MP, Let's Talk
My challenge is clear to the authorities. The opposition wants dialogue and has consistently said this on a regular basis for the past six years.
France, Czech Republic, Ireland, and Denmark Criticize Bahrain’s Human Rights Record
France, Czech Republic, Ireland, and Denmark criticized Bahrain's human rights record, and called on Manama to abolish all restrictions imposed on civil society associations.
Five Bahraini HR Organizations Stress Failure of NIHR in Protecting Human Rights
A statement issued by five Bahraini human rights organizations stressed the failure of the National Institution of Human Rights (NIHR) in reflecting the real conditions in the country, which confirms that the institution does not follow Paris Principles that Bahrain said the institution was formed in accordance with.
HR Groups Strongly Condemn Bahraini Gov’t Move to Dissolve Leading Secular Opposition Society Wa’ad
A number of human rights groups denounced in the strongest possible terms “the Government of Bahrain’s efforts to dissolve Wa’ad and to systematically dismantle the country’s independent political space.”
EP Hosts Event: Bahrain 6 Years on- Where to Go from Here?
An event held on March 1, 2017, entitled, "Bahrain 6 years on - where to go from here?" focused on what next steps could be taken in order to pressure Bahraini authorities to live up to their human rights commitments.
Britain Refuses to Back UN statement Condemning Bahrain’s Human Rights Abuses
The British government has refused to back a joint United Nations statement criticising Bahrain over its deteriorating human rights record.
Trump Prepares Dangerous Sale of F-16s To Bahrain, Brian Dooley
Brian Dooley stressed that the sale will encourage further repression in the island kingdom of Bahrain, which, in turn, will cause greater instability and violence in the country.
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.
Six Years since Bahrain's Revolution, Britain Continues to Back Monarchy's Despotic Rule, Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei
The UK government has prioritised business dealings with the Gulf over rampant human rights abuses in Bahrain since 2011 uprising.
Washington Post: Trump Team’s Deal with Bahrain could Ignore its Human Rights Abuses
Concerns in Congress and the human rights community are high that Trump team is planning to approve multibillion-dollar sale of fighter jets to Bahrain without any conditions, reported the Washington Post.
Irish Company Refuses to Suspend Security Projects in Bahrain
Northern Ireland’s Economy Minister has rejected calls to suspend security and justice projects with Bahrain and Egypt, despite its projects’ contribution to the Human Rights violations in these two countries.
Journalist Faisal Hayyat “Immediately” Summoned for Interrogation
The Security authorities summoned on Sunday (October 9, 2016) the Bahraini journalist Faisal Hayyat and asked him to “immediately appear” for interrogation.