Death Penalty in Bahrain: Failure of Justice

March 2017
Gulf Institute for Democracy and Human Rights (GIDHR) issued a report on executions taking place in Bahrain, entitled "Death Penalty in Bahrain: Failure of Justice"

Ebtisam Saegh to Amnesty: The Men Told Me ‘No One Can Protect You’

June 2017

Amnesty International called on Wednesday (May 31, 2017) the Bahraini authorities to immediately end the torture and other ill-treatment of human rights defenders and other critics of the government, and to investigate all allegations of torture and other ill-treatment with the intention to bring those responsible to justice through fair trials. 

Amnesty: Bahrain Heading towards Total Suppression of Human Rights

June 2017

Amnesty International said on Wednesday (May 31, 2017), that Bahrain’s dissolution of a major political opposition society is the latest troubling move in its blatant campaign to end all criticism of the government.

Zeid Calls for Investigation of Protestor Deaths in Bahrain

June 2017

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Friday called on the Government of Bahrain to promptly launch an independent, effective investigation into the deaths of five protestors during a security operation last week.

14 Protesters Facing Execution in Saudi Arabia after Unfair Trials

June 2017

Saudi Arabia should immediately quash the death sentences of 14 members of the Shia community for protest-related crimes, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said in a joint report on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. 

Freedom of Expression under Attack amid Political Dispute in Gulf

June 2017

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are toying with the lives of thousands of Gulf residents as part of their dispute with Qatar, splitting up families and destroying peoples’ livelihoods and education, Amnesty International said in a report released on Friday, June 9, 2017.

UN’s Zeid Warns States to Respect Rights in Qatar Row

June 2017

The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain appear to be violating people's human rights by threatening to jail or fine them for expressing sympathy for Qatar, U.N. human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein said on Wednesday, June 14, 2017.

Amnesty: Utter Contempt for Human Dignity across the Gulf

June 2017

Thousands of people in the Gulf face the prospect of their lives being further disrupted and their families torn apart as new arbitrary measures announced by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the context of their dispute with Qatar are due to come into force from today, said Amnesty International.

Updates on Crackdown on Human Rights in the Gulf

June 2017
Gulf Institute for Democracy and Human Rights (GIDHR) issued its newsletter, issue # 10.

HRW: Saudi Leadership Change Should Prioritize Improving Rights

June 2017
Newly appointed Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman should use his authority to end longstanding abuses against Saudi dissidents and rights activists and to make a public commitment for rights reforms, Human Rights Watch said in a report it released on Thursday, May 22, 2017.