GIDHR addressed US President Joe Biden on the Global Day of Action for Yemen: Put an end to the war on Yemen

Dear President Joe Biden, We, in the Gulf Institute for Democracy and Human Rights (GIDHR), are writing to you to offer our congratulations on your election. We are, also, writing to bring to your attention the unprecedented crisis in Yemen due to the war launched by Saudi and Emirati led coalition. Targeting civilians The Saudi …

AUSTRALIA MUST RAISE HUMAN RIGHTS CONCERNS AT G20

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has the opportunity to lead on human rights concerns by raising them with leaders at the G20 Summit under Saudi Arabia’s presidency, which will be held virtually. Amnesty and the Gulf Institute for Democracy and Human Rights (GIDHR) have also written to the Saudi ambassador to Australia, Messaad Ibraham al-Sulaim, …

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

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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. In February 12 2020, the independent experts called on the government of Bahrain to remember its obligations to prevent all forms of torture …

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

19 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. Gulf Institute …

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

July 13, 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. The court’s verdicts against Ramadan and Moosa relied on the latter’s confessions, which were extracted under severe torture. Besides, the court ignored …

Three Bahraini human rights organizations congratulated the President of Bahrain Center for Human Rights and the Deputy Secretary-General of the International Federation for Human Rights, Nabeel Rajab, on his freedom

Three Bahraini human rights organizations congratulated the President of Bahrain Center for Human Rights and the Deputy Secretary-General of the International Federation for Human Rights, Nabeel Rajab, on his freedom after a five-year detention because of a tweet in which he criticized the war on Yemen and on charges related to freedom of expression. Nabeel, …

Bahraini Prisoners are at Risk amid of Corona-virus

As the Coronavirus turns into a pandemic that threatens the entire world, most of world governments decided to reduce the risks facing prisoners who, most of the times, are placed in huge numbers inside small cells, making it prone for the virus’ growth. This was the reason why most governmental authorities furloughed their prisoners until …

IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE STATELESS

An urgent call to states, donors and other stakeholders to promote and protect the rights of stateless persons in their COVID-19 responses As governments across the world confront the COVID-19 pandemic, facing deeply challenging decisions on protecting public health while averting starvation and warding off economic disaster, it is increasingly evident that in times of …

67 Arab and international NGOs urge the Bahraini authorities to respond to the High Commissioner’s call to release prisoners who are at risk from the Covid-19 pandemic

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67 human rights organizations signing this statement to call on the Bahraini authorities to respond positively to the call of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in relation to prisoners to work for the immediate release of them, and to take urgent and similar measures to be taken by states in this humanitarian framework and …

GIDHR: on the World Health Day, Bahrain’s prisons are overcrowded with prisoners of conscience exposing them to the danger of Novel Coronavirus

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8 April 2020 – The world celebrated its Health Day this year amid Covid 19 pandemic.  Governments are taking exceptional measures to ensure the safety of their people and to slow down the spread of Novel Coronavirus, one of which is releasing prisoners to maintain their well-being, and thus the well being of all the …