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Human Rights Organizations: Several Gravely Wounded During Security Forces’ Sudden Attack on Peaceful Protesters in Al-Duraz


A number of Bahraini human rights organizations have stated in a joint statement that “The government’s sudden attack on peaceful protesters’ sit-in around the residence of the Shiite leader Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim early on Thursday morning,  January 26th, 2017, has resulted in many casualties, with one individual being gravely injured. The targeted 17-year-old, Mustafa Hamdan, was transferred to the ...

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10 NGO’s Call For Protecting Religious Freedoms and Ending Sectarian Discrimination on Bahrain’s Religious Freedom Day


Bahrainis have always been committed to the principles of tolerance, coexistence, mutual respect and religious freedom. Bahrain has long been viewed as a role-model in the Gulf region for peaceful coexistence between people of different faiths and idealogies. Over half of those living in Bahrain are expatriates, resulting in the country having a very religiously diverse population. The capital of ...

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NGOs Send Letter to President Obama calling for discussion of human rights at GCC Summit


18 April 2016 Mr. Barack Obama President of the United States The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Mr. President, This month during your visit to Riyadh, you will undoubtedly reaffirm the “longstanding friendship” between the US and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states. Although your administration has made the security of the Gulf region a key ...

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40 NGOs call for the unconditional release of Zainab al-Khawaja


12 April 2016 HM Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa King of Bahrain Riffa Palace Manama, Bahrain   Dear King Hamad, We, the undersigned Bahraini and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs), would like to unequivocally condemn your government’s arrest of human rights defender Zainab Al-Khawaja along with her infant son. The implementation of Ms. Al-Khawaja’s prison sentence for merely exercising her right to ...

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Immediate and Impartial Investigation Needed After Death of Teenager


The Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) alongside the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the European Centre for Democracy and Human Rights (ECDHR) and the Justice Human Rights Organization (JHRO) call for an immediate and impartial investigation into the death of 17-year-old Ali Abdulghani after he died from injuries sustained during his ...

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