Urgent appeal to save the life of Bahraini human rights defender Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, who is facing death Open letter to the United Nations/governments of Den ...

Open letter to the United Nations/governments of Denmark, US, UK and all other governments and organizations concerned with human rights: Today, April 3, 2012, human rights defender Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, the founder of the Gulf Centre for Human Rights, enters day 55 of his hunger strike, which he began on February 8, pledging to sustain it until freedom or death. His health has deteriorated severely in a way that threatens his life, while the Bahraini government remains suspiciously silent a... Details

Bahrain: “It is impossible to imagine that the Bahrain Grand Prix will go ahead if Abdulhadi Alkhawaja dies on hunger strike in prison,”

“It is impossible to imagine that the Bahrain Grand Prix will go ahead if Abdulhadi Alkhawaja dies on hunger strike in prison,” said Mary Lawlor, Executive Director of Front Line Defenders in Manama, Tuesday".PRESS RELEASE Issued Manama, Bahrain, 03 April 2012 EMBARGOED 15.00pm Irish Time – 17.00pm Bahrain Time“The Bahraini authorities clearly want to present an image of business as usual but their seeming indifference to the plight of Abdulhadi, who has reached his 55th day without fo... Details

Bahraini citizen journalist shot as he filmed protest dies in hospital Published on Tuesday 3 April 2012. Reporters Without Borders was shocked to learn of th ...

Reporters Without Borders was shocked to learn of the death on March 31 of the citizen journalist Ahmed Ismail Hussain, shot while he was filming a peaceful demonstration in the village of Salmabad, south-west of the capital, Manama.“We strongly condemn this murder and call on the Bahraini authorities to make every effort to find those responsible and bring them to justice,” the international press freedom organization said.“Despite the undertakings it has given to the international communit... Details

9 human rights organisations raise freedom of expression demands with Arab League

(ANHRI/IFEX) - 29 March 2012 - The following is an appeal to the Arab League highlighting four concerns about freedom of expression violations in Bahrain, signed by nine human rights organisations:Mr. Nabil El-ArabySecretary GeneralLeague of Arab StatesRespected Representatives of Member StatesBaghdad – IraqDear Mr. El-Araby:The nine regional and International Human Rights Organizations signing this letter deeply regret the Arab League's continued disregard of the violations of freedom... Details

Bahrain: First anniversary of popular uprisings

While thousands of Bahraini people are expected to meet on 14 February 2012 to mark the first anniversary of the start of pro-democracy protests, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) is publishing a position paper on the situation of human rights since the release of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI) report on 23 November 2011 [1]. On the basis of the information received from reliable sources [2], FIDH points out that key ... Details

Launch declaration of Bahrain Rehabilitation and Anti-Violence Organization (BRAVO)

Based upon principles of democracy and human rights, and for the sake of protecting the dignity of the individual, to respect all their rights whilst guarding and defending them. In order to constructively participate in upholding civil rights and spreading democracy. To monitor, document, and investigate cases of torture. To rehabilitate victims of torture, violence and human rights violations and provide them with legal counseling, medical and psychiatric treatment, socia... Details

Bahrain: One year on, accountability remains a distant aspiration

Monday. 13th Febreuary 2012The Bahraini government remains far from delivering the human rights changes that were recommended by an independent international commission, Amnesty International said today.Amnesty International warned that the government risked falling short of meeting its self-imposed deadline of the end of February to implement the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI)’s recommendations.The organization called on the government to release all prisoners co... Details

Pillay: Bahrain Government must take immediate confidence-building measures, release political prisoners

GENEVA (21 December 2011) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Wednesday called on authorities in Bahrain to take immediate steps to address the “deepening mistrust” between the Government and civil society, including by promptly releasing those detained for taking part in peaceful demonstrations.“The Bahraini authorities need to urgently take confidence-building measures including unconditionally releasing those who were convicted in military tribunals or are still a... Details

Zainab is whom I look forward to be!

Zainab is whom I look forward to be! (My letter to all the International Human Rights Organization: Kindly Take Action NOW!) Dear Friends, My name is Asma Darwish ( @eagertobefree ), 21 years old. I am a human rights activist from Bahrain. I once was arrested while on a hunger strike for 12 days with two other women; Zainab AlKhawaja ( @angryarabiya ) and Sawsan Jawad (... Details

Bahrain: the Human Price for Freedom and Social Justice

Executive Summary1. This is a joint report by a group of Bahrain’s independent rights NGOs presenting the mainkey findings from the ongoing effort to document human rights violations occurring in thestate of Bahrain in 2011. Our investigative report supports the rights of victims, no mattertheir political or religious background. It is unaffiliated with the Bahraini government or anyforeign government and is firmly centred on domestic civil society advocacy of humanrights. The three organiza... Details

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