NGOs In an urgent appeal to International Community: Stop executions in Bahrain

July 2019
The organizations that signed this appeal received very disturbing information from the families of the detainees and those sentenced to death, Ahmed Isa Ahmed al-Mellali and Ali Mohammad Ali Hakim al-Arab. They received a call from the Jaw prison administration on a special and urgent visit at noon today.

HRW: Bahrain: Executions May Be Imminent

July 2019
Bahraini authorities appear ready to carry out death sentences against Ali al-Arab, 25, and Ahmad al-Malali, 24, both Bahraini citizens, Human Rights Watch said today. Security forces arrested them separately on February 9, 2017. A court convicted them of terrorism offenses and sentenced them to death on January 31, 2018 in a mass trial marred by allegations of torture and serious due process violations.

UN expert urges Bahrain to halt executions of two men amid torture allegations

July 2019
Bahrain must halt the reportedly imminent execution of two men who were sentenced to death on the basis of confessions allegedly obtained through torture, and after trials which appear not to have fulfilled guarantees of fairness and due process, said a UN human rights expert.

Amnesty: Saudi Arabia: Women’s rights reforms must be followed by release of detained activists

August 2019
Saudi Arabia must follow up on crucial reforms announced today to address women’s rights by ending its persecution of women’s rights defenders and immediately and unconditionally releasing those who are currently detained for their peaceful activism, said Amnesty International.

GIDHR & 76 organisations call for mandate of Group of Eminent Experts to be renewed, emphasising violations against human rights defenders

August 2019
We, the undersigned more than 75 international, regional and Yemeni CSOs, call for the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) to extend and broaden the mandate of the Group of Eminent Experts on Yemen (GEE), including a thorough investigation into specific violations against human rights defenders, journalists and bloggers, and the closure of civic space.

Issue #19

September 2019

GIDHR: 30 Bahraini children were arbitrarily arrested between Jan & May 2019, & human rights violations were committed in the Gulf

September 2019
The Gulf Institute for Democracy and Human Rights (GIDHR) issued a summary for the crackdown on human rights in the Gulf States in the first 8 months of 2019. The report highlighted the human rights violations committed in Bahrain, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, United Arabic Emirates and Kuwait.