GCHR: Campaign Demanding Release of Prisoners
The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) and over a dozen human rights groups are working together on a public campaign and related advocacy for the release of prisoners of conscience.
10 Years after BICI Report, Bahrain Only Applied One Recommendation out of 26 (BCHR)
In a detailed report on the tenth anniversary of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry report, the Bahrain Center for Human Rights said the full and honest implementation of the BICI 26 recommendations was supposed to pave the way for a new era in Bahrain, however, Bahrain is still in turmoil.
Committee Responsible for Implementing Child Law Failed to Implement the Law, Says Sarhan
Legal Adviser Ibrahim Sarhan said that the temporary committee for the implementation of the Child Law in Bahrain has failed to implement the law, noting that more than 140 detained children (at the time the rulings were issued) did not benefit from the law.
The Guardian: Boris Johnson Criticized over Putting Trade before Torture
The Guardian newspaper published a report written by diplomatic editor Patrick Wintour in which he said that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was criticized over his meeting with the Bahraini crown prince.
Inmates Tell Bahrain Mirror: We Haven't Seen One Single Mask since Outbreak of Pandemic, State TV Broadcasts Lies
Responding to questions raised by Bahrain Mirror, political prisoners in Jaw Central Prison say they have been living in harsh conditions since the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic inside the prison.
Ayatollah Qassim: European Parliament Testimony on HR Issue in Bahrain Leaves No Excuse for Gov't Not to Correct Situation
"The European Parliament's testimony by a majority close to a consensus on human rights violation committed by the Bahraini government is one of the world's testimonies on this reality of the matter, which leaves no excuse for the government to evade its responsibility in correcting the situation," Sheikh Isa Qassim tweeted.
Al-Wefaq Welcomes Any Pressure on Bahraini Authorities to Respect Human Rights
Al-Wefaq former MP Ali Al-Aswad commented on the US Department of State spokesman saying that "we listened to the US Department of State spokesman on the issue of human rights council members and that there is no place in the council for any state that violates these rights."
Saudi Authorities Release Activist Loujain Al-Hathloul
The Saudi authorities released human rights activist Loujain Al-Hathloul. "Loujain is at home!" her sister Lina tweeted, posting a picture of Loujain's face.
Bahrain Fails to Win Presidency of UN Human Rights Council
Bahrain failed to get the votes needed to win the presidency of the UN Human Rights Council.
18 Rights Groups Urge US President Joseph Biden to Ensure Return of Democracy and HR to Center of American Foreign Policy in Bahrain
On December 16, 2020, 18 human rights groups sent a letter to the elected president of the United States Joseph Biden, congratulating him on his election and urging him to "ensure the return of democracy and human rights as the center of American foreign policy" amidst the deteriorating political situation in Bahrain.
Jailed Saudi Activist's Trial Transferred to Terrorism Court
Saudi authorities have transferred the trial of activist Loujain al-Hathloul to a court dealing with terrorism-related cases, said her family Wednesday, reporting she was visibly weak after more than two years in jail.
European Union Criticizes Dire Human Right Condition in Bahrain
The European Union has pledged to use all possible means to continue improving human rights in Bahrain.
HRW Demands G20 to Hold Saudi Arabia Accountable for Abuses
G20 member countries should press Saudi Arabia to release everyone detained unlawfully and provide accountability for past abuses in advance of the virtual G20 leaders' summit on November 21, 2020, Human Rights Watch said on Monday.
Nabeel Rajab, Icon from the Gulf
It is difficult to count the number of summonses, interrogations, arrests and prison terms that have passed through Nabeel Rajab's life. We can call him Martin Luther of the Gulf. He; however, has his own journey of pain and suffering. He can be called just that, Nabeel Rajab, an icon from the Gulf.
Saudi Arabia: Prisoner of Conscience Dr. Abdullah Al-Hamid Dies while in Detention
Commenting on the reports of the death of Dr. Abdullah Al-Hamid, a prisoner of conscience who died while in custody in Saudi Arabia, Lynn Maalouf, from Amnesty International, said: "We were shocked and saddened to hear of the death of Dr. Abdullah Al-Hamid while in detention because of his peaceful activities."
BIRD Director Wins Index on Censorship's Freedom of Expression Award
Director of Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy, Sayed Ahmed Al-Wadaei, won, along with another activist, the Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression award, an annual award granted by the organization
Amnesty Int'l 2019 Report: Unfair Trials Continue, Prisons Witness Inhuman Practices
Amnesty International said that Bahrain continued to use mass unfair trials during 2019, which the organization confirmed that it witnessed human rights violations.
Murder and Torture Crimes against Journalists Passed without Punishment: Salam Org.
Salam for Democracy and Human Rights said that executioners in Bahraini security apparatuses, mainly the National Security Agency, enjoy immunity.
BPA: Crackdown on Religious Freedoms Reveals Authority's Harshness in Confronting Society
Bahrain Press Association criticized the crackdown practiced by the Bahraini authorities during the month of Muharram and their tight restrictions on freedom of expression in the country.
Salam Discusses Human Rights Issues with UN High Commissioner
A delegation from Salam for Democracy and Human Rights met UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Wednesday (September 11, 2019).