Saudi Arabia Frees Four Women's Rights Activists
Saudi Arabia has released four women’s rights activists who were among a group arrested last week, a month before a ban on women driving is set to end, fellow activists and Amnesty International said on Thursday.
Amnesty Int’l Says: Citizenship Revocation of 115 People in Bahrain is “ludicrous”
Amnesty International considered the Bahraini verdict that revoked the citizenship of 115 people and the life sentences issued against 53 of them on terrorism-related charge ludicrous.
Amnesty Reveals New Details about Marshal Assassination Cases, Urges King to Allow Retrial of Defendants
Amnesty International issued a report on Wednesday (May 2, 2018) that includes new details about last moments of trial of suspects accused of planning to assassinate Bahrain Defence Force Commander-in-Chief Khalifa bin Ahmad. The military court upheld death sentences against 4 individuals, including 3 civilians, before the king commuted the sentences to life imprisonment.
US, Britain Committing Potential War Crimes In Yemen, Amnesty International
Amnesty International on Friday denounced Western arms sales to Saudi Arabia and its allies in a coalition battling the Houthis in Yemen, saying such traffic made a "mockery" of a global arms trade treaty.
Amnesty Int’l Stresses Ali Al-Arab and Ahmad Al-Malali Subjected to Torture, Issues Urgent Appeal to Quash their Death Penalties
Amnesty International issued an urgent action appeal to write to the King of Bahrain, demanding the quash the death sentences against two Bahraini men, convicted of “forming and joining a ‘terrorist’ group.”
Amnesty Int’l: Nabeel Rajab’s New 5-Year Prison Sentence Shameful Attack on Freedom of Expression
Amnesty International said the new sentencing of prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab to five years in prison for peacefully expressing his opinions online illustrates the Bahraini authorities’ utter contempt for freedom of expression.
Adam Nabeel Rajab: My Father Spent 4 out of 7 Uprising Years in Prison
Adam Rajab, son of prominent human rights defender, said that his father spent 4 out of the 7 uprising years in prison, most of which were in solitary confinement.
HR Groups including Amnesty Int’l Launch Campaign Urging Bahrain to Release Nabeel Rajab
Amnesty International has launched an online campaign to call on the Bahraini authorities to release Nabeel Rajab on the eve of his sentencing hearing on Tuesday (February 20, 2018).
Amnesty Condemns Bahrain’s Expelling of its Citizens
Amnesty International condemned Bahrain’s expelling of number of citizens, calling to halt all planned expulsions and allow those it has already expelled to return to the country.
Amnesty Int’l Calls for Quashing Maher Al-Khabbaz’s Death Sentence: Trial Relied on “Confessions” Extracted under Torture
Amnesty International called for quashing the death sentence imposed by Bahraini Court of Cassation against Maher Al-Khabbaz, highlighting that it followed a trial which relied on “confessions” extracted under torture.
Bahrain: Amnesty Calls to Provide Haq Movement Leader with Adequate Healthcare
Amnesty International launched an urgent appeal to interfere to release leader of Haq Movement Hassan Mushaima (70 years) and provide him access to adequate healthcare, after news about his health deterioration.
Amnesty Accuses Bahrain Embassy in Britain of Lying: Serious Misrepresentation of Facts
In response to erroneous statements by the Bahraini embassy in London about the organization’s planned work on Bahrain, Amnesty International issued a statement on (January 11, 2018) clarifying its recent discussions with the embassy and urged the authorities in general to respond positively to human rights concerns it raises and to its repeated requests for access to the country for it and other human rights organizations
Amnesty International Says Ebtisam Al-Sayegh Still at Risk of Detention
Amnesty International called for urgent action, demanding that all charges raised against human rights defender Ebtisam Al-Sayegh be dropped, noting that she remains at risk of detention.
Bahraini Jailed for ‘Insulting King’ Deported to Iraq, Amnesty International
Bahraini citizen convicted of “insulting the king” and stripped of his nationality has been deported to Iraq after serving a two-year jail sentence, Amnesty International said on Friday.
Amnesty Official Denies Holding Periodic Meetings with Bahrain’s Embassy in UK
Ariel Plotkin, Bahrain researcher in the MENA team at Amnesty International, denied the allegations of Bahraini Embassy in London that stated that periodic meetings are held with the organization.
Amnesty International: Saudi Arabia Arrests Two Rights Campaigners
Saudi Arabia arrested two rights campaigners, an international human-rights group said on Monday, in what it called a drive by the kingdom's rulers to crush the country's human rights movement.
British Foreign Office Spokesman: We Will Examine Amnesty Int’l Report on Bahrain
British Foreign Office spokesman Edwin Samuel said his government would examine the Amnesty International report, which said that the silence of Britain and the US contributed to the increase in human rights violations in Bahrain.
Bahrain Rejects Amnesty Report Citing Crackdown on Dissent
Bahrain condemned as inaccurate a report by the Amnesty International rights group accusing the Bahraini government of crushing dissent and violently cracking down on protests over the last year.
Bahrain's Foreign Ministry: Amnesty Int’l Report Not Based on Facts or Evidence, Lacks Professionalism & Objectivity
The Bahraini Foreign Ministry deplored the “erroneous information and inaccuracies” found in the Amnesty International report, stressing that the report was based on neither facts nor evidence.
Reuters: Amnesty Accuses Bahrain of Crushing Opposition
Bahrain’s government has crushed dissent and violently cracked down on protests in the past year, Amnesty International said on Thursday, and it accused Britain and the United States in particular of turning a blind eye to its abuses.