HRW: Bahrain: Suspend Death Penalty

May 2019
The Bahrain Court of Cassation, the country’s court of last resort, upheld the death sentence against two men on May 6, 2019, Human Rights Watch said today. A court convicted the men, Ali al-Arab and Ahmad al-Malali, of terror offenses in a mass trial on January 31, 2018.

Amnesty: Saudi Arabia: Authorities must not resort to use of death penalty against protester arrested aged 13

June 2019
Saudi Arabia must not use the death penalty to punish a young man who was arrested at the age of 13 for participating in anti-government protests, said Amnesty International today.

3 Bahraini Organizations

June 2019

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.