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Bahrain Report: Children without Citizenship

Bahrain has used denaturalization as a tool against individuals expressing dissent regarding the government’s decision, and now it's using it against children.   Read the full report here. Many among...

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Bahrain targets families of human rights defenders to intimidate them

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) is gravely concerned about recent attempts by the Bahraini authorities to intimidate human rights defenders in exile in order to prevent them from pursuing...

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HRC 34 - EU Intervention: Item 2 - Interactive Dialogue with High...

The EU recognises the challenges that Bahrain faces as well as the progress made with the establishment of a number of institutions designed to enhance the protection of human rights in the country....

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Human Rights Council 34: UK statement in response to the report by the High...

We urge the Government of Bahrain to guarantee human rights and freedoms for all its citizens. The UK is committed to working with Bahrain to implement its reform agenda and strengthen human rights....

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HRC 34 Oral Interventions: Item #3 General Debate on Bahrain

Mr. President, Alsalam Foundation, with Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain, the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy, and the Bahrain Center for Human Rights would like to...

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Bahrain: King Must Not Ratify Constitutional Amendment Allowing Military...

Amnesty International has today called 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...

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BCHR: Incommunicado Detention of 12 Detainees Increases Risk of Torture

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) said it is deeply concerned about the recent alarming increase in the use of incommunicado detention by the Bahraini authorities. In a statement issued on...

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Why The Gulf States And Jordan Are Carrying Out Mass Executions

It’s been a busy year for executioners—at least in the Middle East. On January 15, the kingdom of Bahrain shot and killed three men in its first executions since 2010. Ten days later, Kuwait led seven...

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Bahraini doctor freed after jail sentence on charges linked to 2011 uprising

A prominent Bahraini doctor jailed for five years in connection with the 2011 Arab Spring uprising for democracy was released from prison on Friday, a lawyer and witness said. Ali al-Ekry was among 20...

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Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab trial postponed until 16 April

The trial of jailed Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab on charges of spreading “rumours and false news” was deferred for a second time on 7 March until 16 April. The charges relate to...

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Trump is letting human rights deteriorate, and Bahrain is Exhibit A

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 — an island kingdom in the Persian Gulf that...

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Saudi Arms Deal Would Fan Flames of Conflict

Amnesty International this week urged President Trump not to approve impending arms sales to Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. The deals would arm members of a military coalition that has attacked thousands...

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Human Rights Council should take action on Bahrain, the Philippines, and Turkey

Human Rights Watch is deeply concerned about the many serious human rights situations on which this Council has failed to take any meaningful action: The situation in Bahrain deteriorated further in...

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Bahrain's top Shi'ite Muslim cleric trial postponed till May

A Bahraini court on Tuesday delayed a ruling in the trial of the spiritual leader of the country's Shi'ite Muslim majority on charges of collecting funds illegally and money laundering, local media...

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A challenge to Bahrain's rulers from an ex-MP: Let's talk

It’s been six years since Bahrain’s crown prince set out a vision of reform. The country was three weeks into mass protests, as the Arab Spring inspired thousands of ordinary Bahrainis to take to the...

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HRC34: Denmark directs Human Rights Council’s attention to human rights...

We reiterate our call for the release of all arbitrarily detained persons in Bahrain, including the Danish-Bahraini citizen Mr. Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja; A victim of torture who needs treatment and...

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Bahrain: on the brink of human rights crisis

Written statement submitted by Amnesty International, a non-governmental organization in special consultative status Resumption of executions Amnesty International is alarmed by the resumption of...

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A Year in Review: Spiraling Repression in Bahrain

Written statement submitted by the Alsalam Foundation, a non-governmental organization in special consultative status Alsalam Foundation, together with Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in...

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HRC 34: French Intervention, General debate (item 4)

On 14 March at the 34th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, France issued a statement to highlight a few specific human rights issues. The French intervention focused on the situation of...

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HRC 34: Czech Intervention, General debate (item 4)

Human Rights Council – 34th session, Item 4 – General Debate Statement of the Czech Republic Thank you, Mr. President. The Czech Republic aligns itself with the EU statement. We are convinced that...

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