Bahraini FM Denies Targeting Shiites, Says Gov’t Knows Better about Country than UN
Bahraini Foreign Minister denied existence of any measures practiced against Shiites or any discrimination against them.
35 UNHRC Members Condemn Bahrain Anti-Opposition Measures, Call for Inclusive Reforms
35 HRC member states condemned recent measures taken by Bahraini authorities against political opposition, calling for inclusive reforms to stabilize country.
UN Rights Experts Urge Bahrain to End Persecution of Shias
Group of UN human rights experts said they are deeply concerned by “systematic harassment of Shia population by authorities in Bahrain.
UN Rapporteur Very Concerned by Bahraini Authorities’ Summoning of Sheikh Maytham al-Salman
United Nations Special Rapporteur Maina Kiai expressed deep concern about Bahraini security authorities’ summoning of Sheikh Maytham al-Salman.
US Ambassador to UN Urges Restraint in Bahrain, Calls on Gov. to End Crackdown on Opposition
US Ambassador to UN urged all Bahraini factions to restraint after the Bahraini authorities revoked the citizenship of Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim, the most prominent Shiite cleric in the country.
UN Special Adviser: Bahrain & Region Facing Critical Moments, Repression Won’t Eliminate People’s Grievances
UN Special Adviser for Prevention of Genocide said Bahrain and region are facing critical moments.
Reuters: U.N. Worried About Bahrain's Crackdown on Political Opposition
The United Nations on Thursday voiced concern about Bahrain's crackdown on the country's political...
UN’s Ban Ki Moon Concerned by Al-Wefaq Suspension & Intimidation of HR Defenders in Bahrain
UN Secretary-General expressed concern at recent measures taken by Bahraini authorities that “aim at restricting political opposition.”
U.N. Won't Disclose Sources for Report Critical of Saudi Coalition
The United Nations will not disclose to a Saudi Arabia-led coalition sensitive sources of information that led the...
Ban Ki-Moon Voices Concern over Nabeel Rajab's Arrest, Criticizes Bahrain for Preventing HR Activists from Traveling to Geneva
UN Secretary-General expressed concern over the re-arrest of Nabeel Rajab, reiterating right of people to freedom of expression.
Bahrain Welcomes Decision to Remove Saudi-led Coalition from Child Rights Blacklist
Bahrain's Foreign Ministry welcomed UN decision to remove Saudi-led coalition in Yemen from blacklist of child rights violators.
Iran Asks UN Chief to Intervene with US after Court Ruling
Iran asked U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon on Thursday to convince the United States to stop violating state immunity after the top U.S. court ruled that $2 billion in frozen Iranian assets must be paid to American victims of attacks blamed on Tehran.
UN Envoy Says Progress Made in Yemen Peace Talks
The UN special envoy to Yemen said Tuesday that warring parties have agreed to a framework for talks that will open the way for extensive negotiations to end the conflict.
UN Special Rapporteur on Situation of HR defenders Demands Release of Zainab Al-Khawaja
Michel Forst, the UN special rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, demanded the release of the human rights defender, Zainab Al Khawaja and her one-year-old baby.
UN High Commissioner Raises Concerns about Silencing Dissents in Bahrain & Calls for "Profound Reforms"
The UN high commissioner said that the Bahraini government "continues to silence political opponents, journalists and human rights defenders by arrests, revocation of citizenship and deportation."
Bahrain’s Interior Ministry Monitors UN House in Bahrain
Vice President of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, Yousif Al-Mohafdha, stated that Bahrain’s Ministry of Interior is monitoring the work of the United Nations House in Bahrain, considering this a clear violation of international conventions and norms.
US Ambassador to UN: Sentencing Ebrahim Sharif Blow to Freedom of Speech
The United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, urged the Bahraini authorities to release the opposition leader and former Secretary-General of Wa'ad Society, Ebrahim Sharif, describing his one-year jail term as unjust.
The Guardian Unveils UK's Role in Neutering UN Condemnation of Bahrain & KSA
The Guardian revealed in an article by journalist Jamie Doward that there are documents proving that "Britain has been accused of waging a behind-the-scenes PR offensive aimed at neutering United Nations criticism of Bahrain for its human rights record, including the alleged use of torture by its security forces."
16 HR Groups Demand UN Human Rights Council to Assign Special Rapporteur on Bahrain
16 human rights organizations sent a letter to the member states in the United Nations Human Rights Council regarding the developments in the human rights status in Bahrain ahead of the next session to be held in Geneva.
Bahrain Loses Right to Vote in UN for Failing to Pay Annual Fee
Bahrain, among a list of 15 countries, has lost its right to vote inside the United Nations after failing to pay annual contribution to the United Nations budget imposed on member states.