3 Bahraini HROs: Yemen is facing Novel Corona Virus danger while 95% of its healthcare system capacities are damaged since the beginning of the Saudi-led war

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25 March 2020 – The undersigned organisations (BFHR – GIDHR – SALAM) are concerned regarding the health security in Yemen. Novel Corona Virus pandemic is spreading hastily around the globe while Saudi-led coalition’s war on Yemen demolished 95% of Yemen’s health care system capacities. The signatories call on the international community and the United Nations …

GIDHR: Bahrain failed to evacuate its citizens & authorities should take their responsibilities

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12 March 2020- Bahrain’s authorities declared suspending the flights of the stranded Bahraini pilgrims in Iran after the outbreak of Covid-19 in multiple Iranian cities. Travel agencies were informed by official bodies the next flight which was supposed to bring the second batch of the pilgrims was delayed. This decision was declared following the diagnosis …

GIDHR urging Bahrain to release Zakeya Al-Barboury and Hajar Mansour: Bahraini women are victims of violations since 2011

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4 February 2020 – Zakeya Al-Barboury and Hajar Mansour are behind bars in Bahrain serving sentences over political based charges. Bahraini authorities are using their judiciary system to punish their opponents and impose strict security measures in an attempt to silence the critical voices in the country. Hajar Mansour is serving a 3-years sentence even …

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

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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. …

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

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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. The families met and held the …

Bahraini human rights organizations: The shocking crime against 37 victims reflects the Saudi authorities’ disregard for dissidents’ lives

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Three Bahraini human rights organizations said that Saudi Arabia’s execution of 37 citizens, mostly Shiites, after unfair arbitrary mock trials and confessions extracted under torture, reflects the Saudi authorities’ disregard for the lives of dissidents and also reflects that violating the right to life has transformed into one of the most prominent means of intimidation …

GIDHR: Al-Hathloul’s trial drops the mask of MBS, “the reformer”

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13 March 2019 – After few hours, the Saudi activist Loujain Al-Hathloul, along with activists Aziza Al-Yousef and Eman Al-Najfan, are standing before the specialised court in Riyadh, which deals with the terrorism charges, according to Loujain’s family. They not allowed to appoint a lawyer, nor were provided the list of the indictments. The three …

GIDHR: Thailand’s decision to consider Bahrain’s extradition request is a failure of justice

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1 February 2019 – Hakeem Al-Araibi’s lawyer, Nadthasiri Bergman, told the Gulf Institute for Democracy and Human Rights (GIDHR) that Thai prosecutors asked the Criminal Court to approve his extradition request for consideration. Bahrain had submitted the official extradition request on 18 January 2019. Al-araibi will be referred before the court on Monday morning to …

GIDHR: the judge who sentenced AlAraibi in 2014 is the same judge who upheld a death sentence against a victim of torture

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15 January 2019 – A Bahraini government spokesperson told Reuters there was no threat to Araibi’s [Hakeem AlAraibi] life and he could appeal if he returned. “The two people convicted with him appealed against their convictions and were found not guilty under due legal process by Bahrain’s independent judiciary,” the spokesperson said. The Bahraini government …

Protest – TOMORROW Thursday 10 January 2019

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9 January 2019 – On the day that Foreign Minister, Marise Payne meets with her counterpart in Thailand, Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai to press for the release of refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi followed by the match between Bahrain and Thailand in the Asian Cup, UAE, Human Rights Groups and the Australian Football Community will be …