GIDHR: The statement of the Bahraini Ministry of Interior (MoI) is inaccurate and The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is urgently demanded to inspect the conditions of prisons and detainees in Bahrain

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The statement of the Bahraini Ministry of Interior (MoI) is inaccurate and The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is urgently demanded to  inspect the conditions of prisons and detainees in Bahrain On 19 October 2017, Bahrain’s Ministry of Interior (MoI) issued a statement in response to the social media information on the violations …

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 …

Visit to Mrs. Lee Rubin; Member of the Federal Parliament

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On Wednesday, 20 September 2017, a delegation from the Gulf Institute for Democracy and Human Rights (GIDHR) have visited Australia’s federal parliamentarian for the Green Party, Mrs. Lee Rubin, at her office in Sydney. The visit has focused on the human rights situation in Bahrain, where the delegation have briefed some of the human rights …

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 …

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 …

Visit to the Ambassador of Belgium in Australia

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On Friday, April 28 2017, a delegation from the Gulf Institute for Democracy and Human Rights (GIDHR) have visited the Embassy of the Belgian Kingdom in the Australian capital Canberra. The delegation met the Belgian ambassador Mr. Gin Los Podson, within the GIDHR’s agenda of strengthening cooperation frameworks with the diplomatic institutions in order to …