Bahrain Regime Targets Families of Dissidents in Fresh Reprisals, Brian Dooley
Now family members of those who criticize the Bahrain government are being threatened, targeted, summoned and intimidated, said Human Rights First’s Brian Dooley.
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.
Trump is Letting Human Rights Deteriorate and Bahrain is Exhibit A, Washington Post Editorial
If there is an Exhibit A for how the ascent of the Trump administration is leading to the deterioration of human rights in other countries, it is Bahrain, said the Washington Post in an editorial.
Middle East Eye: A Challenge to Bahrain's Rulers from an ex-MP, Let's Talk
My challenge is clear to the authorities. The opposition wants dialogue and has consistently said this on a regular basis for the past six years.
France, Czech Republic, Ireland, and Denmark Criticize Bahrain’s Human Rights Record
France, Czech Republic, Ireland, and Denmark criticized Bahrain's human rights record, and called on Manama to abolish all restrictions imposed on civil society associations.
Five Bahraini HR Organizations Stress Failure of NIHR in Protecting Human Rights
A statement issued by five Bahraini human rights organizations stressed the failure of the National Institution of Human Rights (NIHR) in reflecting the real conditions in the country, which confirms that the institution does not follow Paris Principles that Bahrain said the institution was formed in accordance with.
HR Groups Strongly Condemn Bahraini Gov’t Move to Dissolve Leading Secular Opposition Society Wa’ad
A number of human rights groups denounced in the strongest possible terms “the Government of Bahrain’s efforts to dissolve Wa’ad and to systematically dismantle the country’s independent political space.”
EP Hosts Event: Bahrain 6 Years on- Where to Go from Here?
An event held on March 1, 2017, entitled, "Bahrain 6 years on - where to go from here?" focused on what next steps could be taken in order to pressure Bahraini authorities to live up to their human rights commitments.
Britain Refuses to Back UN statement Condemning Bahrain’s Human Rights Abuses
The British government has refused to back a joint United Nations statement criticising Bahrain over its deteriorating human rights record.
Trump Prepares Dangerous Sale of F-16s To Bahrain, Brian Dooley
Brian Dooley stressed that the sale will encourage further repression in the island kingdom of Bahrain, which, in turn, will cause greater instability and violence in the country.
HRW in Joint NGO Letter: Member States Should Call for Improvements in Human Rights Situation in Bahrain
A number of human rights groups urged permanent representatives of member and observer states of UN Human Rights Council to call for improvements in human rights situation in Bahrain at 34th HRC session.
Six Years since Bahrain's Revolution, Britain Continues to Back Monarchy's Despotic Rule, Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei
The UK government has prioritised business dealings with the Gulf over rampant human rights abuses in Bahrain since 2011 uprising.
Washington Post: Trump Team’s Deal with Bahrain could Ignore its Human Rights Abuses
Concerns in Congress and the human rights community are high that Trump team is planning to approve multibillion-dollar sale of fighter jets to Bahrain without any conditions, reported the Washington Post.
Irish Company Refuses to Suspend Security Projects in Bahrain
Northern Ireland’s Economy Minister has rejected calls to suspend security and justice projects with Bahrain and Egypt, despite its projects’ contribution to the Human Rights violations in these two countries.
Journalist Faisal Hayyat “Immediately” Summoned for Interrogation
The Security authorities summoned on Sunday (October 9, 2016) the Bahraini journalist Faisal Hayyat and asked him to “immediately appear” for interrogation.
Al-Hakim Criticizes World’s “Silence” Towards Incidents in Yemen and Bahrain
The National Iraqi Alliance chief, Sayed Ammar Al-Hakim slammed the major countries and international organizations for their silence towards what is happening in both Yemen and Bahrain.
The Guardian: British Police Criticised for Lack of Transparency in Bahrain Training Deal
The Guardian stresses HR campaigners say British College of Policing should explain its work with Bahrain, which is accused of numerous human rights abuses.
Bahraini FM Accuses UNHRC of “Politicization and Blackmail”
Bahraini Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmad Al Khalifa attacked UN Human Rights Council, accusing it of “politicization and blackmail”.
New York Times: Shadow of Human Rights Abuse Follows Contender in FIFA Vote
As the organization that governs global soccer gathers this week to choose a new president, a leading contender risks stirring up another source of controversy for the sport: human rights, reports the New York Times.
British Trade Unions Call on their Government to Review Aid Sent to Bahrain
Bahrain Mirror: British trade unions have launched a campaign calling for an independent audit of the UK government aid to Bahrain and an expose of “widespread and systematic” human rights abuses.