Amnesty: Bahrain, Disastrous Move towards Patently Unfair Military Trials of Civilians
The King of Bahrain ratified a constitutional amendment today that paves the way for military trials of civilians, in yet another example of Bahrain’s efforts to dismantle access to justice and fair trial, said Amnesty International on its website.
Amnesty: Student Ali Mohamed Hakeem Al-Arab Electrocuted, His Toenails Pulled Off
Information received by Amnesty revealed that detainee Ali Mohamed Hakeem Al-Arab has been tortured during his 26 days of interrogation, including having his toenails pulled off, given electric-shocks and beaten.
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.
Amnesty Urges President Trump to Halt Arms Deal to Bahrain & Saudi Arabia
In a letter to President Trump, Amnesty International urged him not to approve pending arms sales to Saudi Arabia and Bahrain and not to sign off on the sales because of the Saudi-led coalition’s conduct in Yemen's civil war.
Concerns over Health of Nabeel Rajab, Amnesty Calls for His Unconditional Release
Amnesty International expressed its growing concerns over the health of prominent Bahraini activist Nabeel Rajab, who has been held in solitary confinement since 9 months, and its concerns about the effect it is having on his health and well-being.
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.
Amnesty Calls for Fair Retrial of 7 Bahrainis, after Execution of 3 Others in Same Case Last January
Amnesty International said it will continue to monitor situation of seven Bahrainis, who continue to serve life sentences, in same case in which three death penalties were upheld and then executed by Bahraini authorities earlier this year.
Amnesty: Bahrain King Must not Ratify Constitutional Amendment Allowing Military Courts to Try Civilians
Amnesty International issued a report on Tuesday calling on the King of Bahrain to refrain from ratifying a constitutional amendment that would enable military courts to try civilians, paving the way to further human rights violations.
Amnesty International: Bahrain, Fears of Further Violent Crackdown on Uprising Anniversary
Authorities in Bahrain must refrain from using excessive force against protesters, Amnesty International urged as mass protests are under way on 14 February, to mark the sixth anniversary of the 2011 uprising.
100 Days on His Disappearance, Sayed Alawi’s Family Says NIHR Chairman Uncooperative Since they Resorted to Press
The family of Bahraini citizen from Diraz, facing enforced disappearance, Sayed Alawi Sayed Hussein, confirmed that 100 days have passed with them not being able to meet or visit him, or know his fate and whereabouts.
Amnesty International: Fate and Whereabouts of Bahraini Alawi Moussawi Unknown
International expressed last Friday (January 27, 2017) its grave concerns that Bahraini detainee Sayed Alawi Moussawi is a victim of enforced disappearance and is at risk of torture and other ill-treatment.
UAE Academic Released, Says he "Went on a Surprise and Fun Trip"
UAE authorities released Thursday (January 26, 2017), Emirati academic and Political Sciences professor Abdulkhaleq Abdullah, 10 days after his detention.
Amnesty International: Postponement of Nabeel Rajab’s Trial for Sixth Time is Blatant Harassment
Amnesty International criticized the postponement of Nabeel Rajab’s trial for the 6th time, in a statement issued on its official website.
Bahrain: 117 Days on Detainee Disappearance, Criminal Investigations Refuses to Provide Information
The family of detainee Fadel Abbass said that they were unable to see him since his arrest 117 days ago, indicating that the last call they received from him was in December 10, 2017, when he was still held in the criminal investigations directorate building.
Amnesty International: Bahrain Execution a Regressive Step for Country
Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for Campaigns in Beirut, Samah Hadid said that the execution of 3 Bahraini political detainees is a “regressive step” for Bahrain.
Bahrain’s King Grants over 1 Million-Dollar Villa to Head of Judiciary Salem Al-Kuwari
Around a month has passed since the Royal Court granted a “gift” to head of Judiciary, Salem Al-Kuwari, who was appointed by Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.
Rights Groups Accuse Saudi Arabia of Crackdown after Two Activists Arrested
Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said Saudi Arabia had arrested two rights activists in the first ten days of this year and accused Riyadh of a crackdown on dissent, Reuters reported.
Oman Appeals Court Overturns Newspaper Ban, Cuts Prison Terms
An Omani appeals court on Monday cancelled an order to close down a newspaper that had reported on alleged corruption within the judiciary.
Amnesty: Sheikh Salman’s Verdict Arbitrary, Authorities Must Order his Immediate, Unconditional Release
Amnesty International (AI) issued a statement on its website, in which it condemned the 9-year prison verdict issued Monday against Bahraini opposition leader, Sheikh Ali Salman.
Amnesty Calls for Urgent Action to Release Sayed Alawi Al-Musawi
Amnesty International called in a statement it published on its website to urgently take action and ask the Bahraini authorities to immediately release Sayed Alawi and comply with the international laws and standards.