HRW: Prominent Saudi Women Activists Arrested

August 2018
Saudi authorities have arrested the internationally recognized women’s rights activist Samar Badawi and an Eastern Province activist, Nassima al-Sadah, in the past two days, Human Rights Watch said today. Badawi and al-Sadah are the latest victims of an unprecedented government crackdown on the women’s rights movement that began on May 15, 2018 and has resulted in the arrest of more than a dozen activists.

Four Bahraini Human Rights Organizations hold the Bahraini authorities responsible for the deterioration of the health situation of opposition leader Hassan Mushaima

August 2018

The human rights organizations that signed this statement express their condemnation of the violation of the rights of Hassan Mushaima, 70 years old, whose deprived from receiving medical treatment and proper care in Jau central prison. These organizations hold the Bahraini authorities responsible for Mushaima's health deterioration for its lack of commitment to the law; Mushaima suffers from chronic diseases.


Amnesty: Bahrain: Cruel denial of medical treatment endangers lives of jailed activists

August 2018
The Bahraini authorities have for over a year deliberately denied proper medical care for four elderly jailed activists, Hassan Mshaima, Abdel-Jalil al-Singace, Abdel-Wahab Hussain and Abdel-Jalil al-Miqdad, subjecting them to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment and putting their lives at risk, Amnesty International said today.

GIDHR organized a solidarity stand with patients detained in Bahraini prisons

August 2018

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. 

UNICEF: Unconscionable attack on children should be turning point in Yemen’s brutal war – enough is enough

August 2018
 “The horrific attack on a bus in Sa’ada, Yemen, reportedly killing and maiming scores of children, marks a low point in the country’s brutal war. The question now is whether it will also be a turning point – the moment that must finally push the warring parties, UN Security Council and international community to do what’s right for children and bring an end to this conflict. 

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.

Issue #17

August 2018
GIDHR issued issue number 17 of the monthly newsletter