GIDHR: Stop the bloodbath in Yemen!- Dozens of children were killed during the past days by Saudi air strikes

August 2018
Gulf Institute for Democracy and Human Rights (GIDHR) condemns the horrific massacre committed yesterday (Thursday 9 August 2018) in the province of Sa’ada in Yemen. Saudi-led coalition’s warplanes targeted a bus carrying children. 

Reuters: Bahrain jailing of leading campaigner Rajab unlawful - U.N. experts

August 2018
 Bahrain’s detention of activist Nabeel Rajab is unlawful and violates his right to freedom of expression, U.N. human rights experts have found, calling on the kingdom to release him immediately with compensation.

Amnesty: Saudi Arabia: Outrageous ongoing detention of women’s rights defenders reaches 100 days

August 2018
The ongoing arbitrary detention of several women’s rights defenders in Saudi Arabia is outrageous, Amnesty International said today, as three prominent activists reach 100 days of being held without charge.

HRW: Saudi Prosecution Seeks Death Penalty for Female Activist

August 2018
Saudi Arabia’s Public Prosecution is seeking the death penalty against five Eastern Province activists, including female human rights activist Israa al-Ghomgham, Human Rights Watch said today. The activists, along with one other person not facing execution, are being tried in the country’s terrorism tribunal on charges solely related to their peaceful activism.

Bahrain: Medical negligence leaves prisoners in agony, puts lives at risk

September 2018
A new investigation by Amnesty International has revealed a shocking pattern of medical negligence in Bahrain’s prison system, where individuals with serious conditions like cancer, multiple sclerosis and sickle-cell anaemia are being denied specialist care and pain medication. 

Issue #18

September 2018
GIDHR issued issue number 18 of the monthly newsletter

BFHR Annual Report Monitors 2165 Victims of Violations During 2017

October 2018
The annual report published on Thursday by the Bahrain Forum for Human Rights (BFHR) documented 2,165 cases involving grave abuses throughout the course of last year.