Aya Majzoub from HRW: Bahrain should Release Prisoners who shouldn't Have Been Imprisoned in First Place

June 2020
Aya Majzoub, Bahrain Researcher at Human Rights Watch, said "the Bahraini Government should release people who should not have been held in detention in the first place."

HRW: After Nabeel Rajab, Time for UAE to Free Ahmed Mansoor

June 2020
Nabeel’s transfer from prison also puts a spotlight on Ahmed Mansoor, the leading human rights advocate in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) who, like Nabeel, also serves on Human Rights Watch’s Middle East and North Africa Advisory Committee. Ahmed has been confined in an isolation cell in the UAE since his March 2017 arrest, deprived of books, a bed, even access to fresh air, leaving him in precarious health.

Prisoners of Conscience in the Gulf Scream Silently

June 2020
GIDHR is organising conference (Prisoners of Conscience in the Gulf Scream Silently) that brings together a group of HR figures & orgs to highlight the suffering behind Gulf bars

GIDHR: Upholding death sentences against two torture victims infringes the International Criminal Law

July 2020
Bahrain's Court of Cassation upheld today death sentences against prisoners of conscience and torture victims, Mohamed Ramadan and Hussein Moosa. Hence, the detainees have exhausted all degrees of litigation.

Amnesty: Two men facing execution lose last court appeal despite torture-extracted ‘confessions’

July 2020
Today, the last-ditch efforts for some modicum of justice in Bahrain were crushed when the Court of Cassation reaffirmed the death sentences of Mohamed Ramadhan and Hussain Moosa, despite evidence that the men were tortured during their interrogation.

Comment by UN Human Rights Office spokesperson Liz Throssell on the decision of Bahrain’s Court of Cassation to uphold the death sentence against two men

July 2020
We are deeply concerned that Bahrain’s highest court, the Court of Cassation, has upheld the death penalty against two Bahraini men whose confessions were allegedly extracted under torture.

GIDHR marks Nelson Mandela Day and urge Gulf authorities to release and honor their prisoners of conscience

July 2020
The world celebrates on July 18 of every year the international day of the prominent African leader Nelson Mandela, who has spent his life in serving humanity, fighting for humanitarian issues and democracy and promoting a global culture of peace. On this occasion, the United Nations persistently calls on individuals around the world to reflect on his legacy and "make the world a better place." 

GIDHR: The Bahraini Foreign Ministry is a partner in trying to polish authorities' image

July 2020
Bahrain's Ministry of Foreign Affairs claimed in a statement released yesterday that the political death penalty in Bahrain is in line with international law and human rights principles. It further claimed that the prosecution of political detainees Muhammad Ramadan and Hussein Musa has met all requirements of fair trial.

Three human rights organizations welcome the statement of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on death sentences in Bahrain

July 2020
Three Bahraini human rights organizations welcomed the statement issued on 14 July 2020 by the High Commissioner for Human Rights on arbitrary death sentences against torture victims Muhammad Ramadan and Hussein Moosa. 

Yemen Children Under Fire: What After Removing Saudi Arabia from UN's blacklist?

July 2020