Saudi Arabia: Allow Access to Detained Women Activists
Saudi Arabia should immediately allow independent international monitors to access Saudi women’s rights advocates detained since May 2018 to ensure their safety and well-being, Human Rights Watch said today.
HRW Calls on Thailand Not to Send Back Bahraini Dissident
Thailand’s government should ensure that Hakeem Ali Mohamed Ali al-Araibi, a recognized refugee, is not returned to Bahrain, said Human Rights Watch. If returned, he would face an imminent risk of wrongful detention and ill-treatment by Bahraini authorities.
Human Rights Watch: No Free Elections in Bahrain in Current Repressive Environment
The upcoming parliamentary elections in Bahrain, scheduled for November 24, 2018, are occurring in a repressive political environment that is not conducive to free elections, Human Rights Watch said in a statement.
13 Citizens Receive 5-Year Jail Term
A Bahraini court issued on Sunday (November 15, 2018) 5-year jail term against 13 citizens.
Saudi Arabia Arrests Two More Women's Rights Activists - HRW
Saudi Arabia has arrested two more women’s rights activists, the latest to be swept up in a government crackdown on activists, clerics and journalists, an international rights group said on Wednesday.
HRW: Bahrain Intent on Earning Honor of Leading Region in Stripping Citizenship
Bahraini authorities should restore citizenship to hundreds of nationals whose citizenship they revoked through executive orders or court decisions since 2012, rendering most of them stateless, Human Rights Watch said today.
Saudi Arabia Arrests More Women's Rights Activists: HRW
Saudi Arabia detained two more women's rights advocates earlier this month and imposed a travel ban on several others in an ongoing crackdown in the conservative Muslim kingdom, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Wednesday.
HRW Urges Saudi Arabia to Reveal whereabouts of Saudi-Qatari National
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Wednesday urged Saudi authorities to disclose the whereabouts of a Saudi man with dual Qatari nationality whom Kuwait said it had deported to Saudi Arabia on May 12 at the kingdom’s request.
Human Rights Watch Calls on U.S. to Reject Planned Arms Sales to Bahrain
Human Rights Watch called on the United States to reject two planned arms sales, totaling nearly $1 billion (746.49 million pounds), to Bahrain in light of the Gulf country’s “dismal record on human rights”, the rights group said on Thursday in a statement.
UN, HRW Say African Migrants being Abused in Yemen
African migrants and asylum seekers in Yemen are being subjected to physical and sexual abuse in detention, Human Rights Watch (HRW) and the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR said.
HRW: Minister of Interior Threatens Online Crackdown
Human Rights Watch said that Bahrain’s interior minister has threatened to crackdown on dissidents and activists who criticize the government online.
HRW Deems Nabeel Rajab’s Prison Sentence Latest Chapter in Years of Persecution
Human Rights Watch condemned the court ruling issued against prominent Bahraini activist Nabeel Rajab sentencing him to an additional five years in prison.
AFP: Bahrain Deports 8 after Revoking their Citizenship (HRW)
Bahrain has deported eight people to war-torn Iraq after revoking their citizenship and making them stateless, Human Rights Watch said Sunday, accusing the Gulf monarchy of exiling dissidents.
HRW: Bahrain Stifles Dissent
Human Rights Watch said on Thursday (January 18) in its 2018 annual report that Bahrain continued its downward spiral on human rights during 2017 as the government harassed, intimidated, imprisoned, and prosecuted human rights defenders and their relatives.
HRW: Saudi Arabia’s New Counterterrorism Law May Be Used to Oppress Peaceful Opposition
Human Rights Watch (HRW) said today that Saudi Arabia’s new counterterrorism law includes vague and overly broad definitions of acts of terrorism, in some cases punishable by death.
HRW: Sayed Alawi will be among First Civilians to Face Military Court, Justice is Last Thing Bahrainis can Expect
A telecom engineer forcibly disappeared by security forces a year ago will be among the first civilians to face a military court under an April 2017 constitutional amendment, Human Rights Watch said today.
Kuwait Scraps Mandatory DNA Testing Law
Kuwait has dropped a controversial counterterrorism law mandating DNA testing for all citizens, residents and visitors which had been passed following a 2015 suicide attack, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.
HRW: Nabeel Rajab’s Trial Postponed while Saudi Arabia is Threatening to Prevent Int’l Investigation about War on Yemen
In Bahrain –Saudi Arabia’s neighbor and part of the coalition bombing Yemen – a court on Wednesday postponed the trial of the country’s prominent human rights defender, Nabeel Rajab.
HRW: Bahrain's Glossy PR Campaign Cannot be Allowed to Cover up its Complete Disregard of Substantive UPR Recommendations
Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged Bahrain to accept and implement the most important recommendations coming out of its 2017 UPR review regarding criminal justice reform and respect for all core human rights.
Rights Groups Condemn Saudi Arrests as Crackdown on Dissent
The campaign group Human Rights Watch on Friday condemned the arrest by Saudi authorities of some 30 clerics, intellectuals and activists this week as a "coordinated crackdown on dissent", and Amnesty International echoed the sentiment.