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Reprieve: UK Taught Bahrain Police How to Whitewash Custody Deaths

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Reprieve, an international human rights organization, has published a report shedding light on a British program to train the Bahraini police on how to “whitewash” detainee deaths in custody. According to Reprieve, Bahrain’s police received UK training on how to tell bereaved families that officers will not be prosecuted after a loved one has died in custody. The training was ...

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GDHR launches its report on the citizenship revocation in Bahrain, entitled, “Revocation of Citizenships: The Silent Execution.”

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The Australia-based Gulf Institute for Democracy & Human Rights (GDHR) launched on Monday (October 17, 2016), its report on the citizenship revocation in Bahrain, entitled, “Revocation of Citizenships: The Silent Execution.” Introduction: The English political philosopher John Locke argues that “men are naturally free and equal as part of the justification for understanding legitimate political government as the result of ...

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Member states in Human Rights council condemn measures taken by Bahraini authorities against opposition in the country

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The Member states in the Human Rights council expressed their condemnation to the measures taken by Bahraini authorities against peaceful opposition in the country. The swiss commissioner expressed his country’s worry from dissolving Al-Wefaq Islamic association and the sentence against its secretary general cleric Ali Al-Salman, and assured the condemnation of his country to the travel bans imposed on rights ...

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EU calls on Bahraini authorities to extend an invitation to the UN Special Rapporteur on torture

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Delegation of the European Union to the UN and other international organisations in Geneva made the following statement regarding Bahrain on the occasion of the Human Rights council’s 33rd cycle: The EU recognises the challenges that Bahrain faces, and encourages it to aim for stability through reforms and inclusive reconciliation in an environment where peaceful political grievances can be expressed ...

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The statement of the international council supporting fair trial and human rights with cooperation of Khiam center and the Bahraini German Organisation in front of the Human Rights Council in its 33rd cycle

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The statement issued by the member of the Bahraini German Organisation for Human Rights and Democracy Mr. Ali Al-Sadadi in front of the Human Rights council convened in Geneva on its 33rd cycle on 16 September 2016, in which he talked about Bahrain’s use of mercenaries to torture opinion prisoners, violating the International Convention against the Recruitment, Use, Financing and ...

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Working group on arbitrary detention demands Bahrain to respond to its calls for releasing cleric Ali Al-Salman

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The UN working group on arbitrary detention demanded the government of Bahrain to take the case of Al-Wefaq’s secretary general cleric Ali Al-Salman into consideration and to take all appropriate measures to resolve his condition for being arbitrarily detained. And in its report issued to the Human Rights council in it’s 33rd cycle the UN team assured that it hasn’t ...

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Human Rights watch: Bahraini authorities are targeting Shia clerics in a systematic campaign of harassment that violates their rights to freedom of assembly and speech, and to religious freedom

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“Now that the Bahraini authorities have begun to run out of human rights defenders and political activists to jail, silence, or exile, they are moving on to the Shia community’s religious leaders,” said Joe Stork, deputy Middle East director at Human Rights Watch. “Bahrain appears to be willfully and recklessly fanning the flames of sectarianism, while simultaneously taking moderate voices ...

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UN experts hold the authorities in Bahrain accountable for the persecution of the Shia band

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    Bahrain is targeting its Shi’ite Muslim community through arrests and prosecutions of clerics, activists and entertainers, a group of United Nations-appointed independent experts said on Tuesday. In a statement, the experts urged Bahraini authorities to halt what they said were “arbitrary arrests” based on religion and release those detained for free speech and assembly. There have been regular ...

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Bahrain: Unfair Charges, Unfair Trial

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(Beirut) – Bahraini authorities should immediately release the human rights activist Zainab al-Khawaja. Police detained al-Khawaja on March 14, 2016, to serve five sentences totalling three years and one month, four of which violate her right to free expression and one of which resulted from an unfair trial.   Expand Zainab al-Khawaja © Private “Zainab al-Khawaja’s imprisonment will rightly bring ...

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Bahrain: Travel Ban on Rights Activist

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(Beirut) – An arbitrary travel ban is preventing a prominent rights activist from leaving Bahrain. The ban against Nabeel Rajab is based on charges that violate his right to free expression. Prosecutors should immediately drop the charges and lift the travel ban. Rajab’s lawyers told Human Rights Watch that because prosecutors have not formally closed the investigation into these charges, ...

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