Bahraini human rights organizations appeal to the international community and human rights organizations to save prisoners in Bahrain

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The undersigned human rights organizations call upon the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to urgently visit Bahraini prisons to stand upon their situation and invite UN Special Rapporteurs and relevant UN working groups to submit new applications to visit Bahrain. The organizations are calling on the Member States of the Human Rights Council …

Bahraini human rights organizations: The execution in Saudi Arabia is an instrument of persecution and political revenge and we demand to freeze Saudi Arabia’s membership in the Human Rights Council

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The Supreme Court and Riyadh and the Specialized Court of Appeals upheld the death sentences against a number of citizens from Qatif, Al-Ahsa and Madinah AlMonawara in Saudi Arabia on the grounds of their conviction on political and malicious charges, bringing the total death sentences imminent to execution during these days to 36 death sentences …

Bahraini Human Rights Organisations Strongly Condemn the Execution of Four Activists in Saudi Arabia: Extrajudicial Killings after Unfair Trials

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The Saudi Interior Ministry announced on Tuesday (July 11th, 2017) the execution of four activists; residents of the Qatif area, who it claims are ‘convicted of terrorism’. The Victims are: Amjad Naji Al Mu’aybid, Zaher Abdul Rahim Al Basri, Yousuf Ali Al-Meshaishe and Mahdi Mohammad Hassan Al Sayegh.   Indeed, the Saudi Interior Ministry utilizes …

Gulf Institute condemns the Unfair Verdict against HRD Nabeel Rajab, and Calls on Bahrain to Respect Human Rights

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A Bahraini court has sentenced the prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, Head of Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR), to two years imprisonment over television interviews in 2015 and 2016, which the authorities claim it would “undermine its image.”   Gulf Institute for Democracy and Human Rights (GIDHR) condemns the unfair sentence against the …

GULF INSTITUTE for Democracy and Human rights Calls Upon International Organizations to Save the Civilians of Al-A’awameya

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Al-A’awameya is one of the villages of Al Kateef district, it is located in the eastern side of Saudi Arabia. The village has been tightly besieged by the Saudi Security Forces. Access points to the village have been blocked. Besides, Al-Maswara historical and tourist quarter has been destructed, and the residents have been displaced. No …

URGENT Appeal to the UN Secretary-General on Impending Death Penalties in Bahrain

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To his Excellency Mr. Antonio Guterres Greetings to you and hope you are well. We write to you on an urgent matter regarding the death penalties that have been issued by Bahrain’s courts after the February 2011, following the Arab Spring Uprising. Numerous reports and cases have demonstrated that Bahrain’s courts have largely contravened Article …

Bahrain Targets Religious Freedoms for 5 Consecutive Years

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The security authorities in Bahrain are taking provocative measures against the ceremonies of Ashura. These measures are considered a blatant violation of the religious freedoms which are ensured by the international covenants and the Bahraini Constitution.  Article 22 of the Bahraini Constitution states that “the State shall guarantee the sanctity of places of worship, freedom …

GIDHR: The Judicial Proceedings are the Sword of the Bahraini Authority for Revenge of its Opponents

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The Bahraini authorities have persistently insist on breaching the international covenants and The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and violating the international standards for fair trial. Today, the Bahraini regime began the trial of the head of the largest religious body for Shiites in Bahrain Sayed Majeed Al-Meshal suddenly without any prior notice. This step …

Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab is Isolated from the Outer World

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Gulf Institute for Democracy and Human Rights (GIDHR) in Australia urges the United Nations Secretary-General Mr. Ban-Ki Moon, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders Mr. Michel Forst, and the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention to take prompt actions in order to rescue the human rights activists Mr. Nabeel Rajab, the president …