Bahrain: The employment of the Covid-19 pandemic for religious persecution

Three human rights organizations, Salam for Democracy and Human Rights (Salam DHR), Bahrain Forum for Human Rights (BFHR), and Gulf Institute for Democracy and Human Rights, published a report titled: “Bahrain: The employment of the Covid-19 pandemic for religious persecution” Introduction: Since 2011, the Bahraini government has persisted in its transformation of the occasion of …

GIDHR marks Nelson Mandela Day and urge Gulf authorities to release and honor their prisoners of conscience

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The world celebrates on July 18 of every year the international day of the prominent African leader Nelson Mandela, who has spent his life in serving humanity, fighting for humanitarian issues and democracy and promoting a global culture of peace. On this occasion, the United Nations persistently calls on individuals around the world to reflect …

War Crimes in Yemen: Targeting Cultural and Historical Objects

The cultural and historical heritage of nations consists of religious and historical monuments, buildings and places; museums; religious and funerary facilities, such as temples, cemeteries, mosques and civil; military and civil buildings, such as forts and palaces, castles and baths; dams, towers and fences, which all ought to be protected and optimised for the future …

Highlights On The Crackdown On Human Rights In Bahrain in 2017

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2017 witnessed a rough escalation in the Bahraini authorities’ wave of violence against the peaceful opposition and innocent Bahrainis. Throughout the harsh courts’ sentences and the human rights violations, Bahrain announced publicly “No one can protect the Bahrainis”. National and international human rights organisations expressed their concerns over the “alarming deterioration” in human rights situation …

Death or Confession: Secret military courts sentence civilians forced to confess under torture

Four Bahraini human rights organizations issued a report under the title of “Death or Confession“, a report that monitors the violations due to secret military courts that tried civilians whose confessions were extracted under torture. These civilian were accused of attempting to commit crimes against Bahrain Defense Force, including human rights activist Mohammed Al Mutghawi and …

Religious education in Bahrain: discrimination against Shiites

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Education is an inherent human right, guaranteed and protected by all international treaties and conventions, for all human beings without discrimination on the premise of ethnicity, race, color, language, religion, etc. In the context of religious education, we can clearly notice that this right and the freedom of religion are highly relevant. The full report: …

The 27th UPR Session

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The Universal Periodic Review is an important, both event and mechanism, which could work as a counterbalance to evaluate and develop the situation of human rights in a particular state, by improving the relationship between the government and civil society in order to foster stronger collaboration and commitment. Amid the increasing deterioration of the status …

Chambers of Death

On Tuesday, 22 August 2017, three human rights organizations, the Gulf Institute for Democracy and Human Rights, the Bahrain Forum for Human Rights, and Salam for Democracy and Human Rights, issued an extensive report on violations committed by the Bahraini National Security Agency (NSA). The report highlights the top violations committed by members of this …