Activist Evan Jones to Bahraini Gov’t: All Political Prisoners should be Released

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Activist Evan Jones sent a clear message to the Bahraini government in which he said that COVID-19 is a global pandemic and that all political prisoners should be released, explaining that “this is not about political pressure, but human decency and providing essential health care protections to individuals inside Bahrain’s borders.” In an interview with …

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 …

Three Bahraini organisations call on the Bahraini authorities to take measures to protect the health of detainees and free all prisoners in light of Coronavirus pandemic

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In light of the Coronavirus pandemic sweeping the world, three Bahraini human rights organisations, SALAM for Democracy and Human Rights (SALAM DHR), the Gulf Institute for Democracy and Human Rights (GIDHR) and the Bahrain Forum for Human Rights (BFHR), have called on the Bahraini authorities to take further measures to protect the health of detainees …

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 …