Three Bahraini human rights organizations congratulated the President of Bahrain Center for Human Rights and the Deputy Secretary-General of the International Federation for Human Rights, Nabeel Rajab, on his freedom

Three Bahraini human rights organizations congratulated the President of Bahrain Center for Human Rights and the Deputy Secretary-General of the International Federation for Human Rights, Nabeel Rajab, on his freedom after a five-year detention because of a tweet in which he criticized the war on Yemen and on charges related to freedom of expression. Nabeel, …

Bahraini Prisoners are at Risk amid of Corona-virus

As the Coronavirus turns into a pandemic that threatens the entire world, most of world governments decided to reduce the risks facing prisoners who, most of the times, are placed in huge numbers inside small cells, making it prone for the virus’ growth. This was the reason why most governmental authorities furloughed their prisoners until …

Sue Bolton: Political Prisoners should be Released, We Need People Like Sheikh Ali Salman in the World

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Sue Bolton, Moreland councilor and member of Socialist Alliance in Australia, supported the calls by Bahraini human rights organizations to release the political prisoners from the jails in Bahrain. In an interview with the Gulf Institute for Democracy and Human Rights, Bolton noted that “the Bahraini government is following the footsteps of some other repressive …

Former Head of RCSI Bahrain to GIDHR: Political Dissenters should be Granted Amnesty

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Professor Tom Collins, former Head of the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland in Bahrain, said “all medics, all over the world, should call on regimes to grant political dissenters an amnesty.” In an interview with Fatima Yazbek from the Gulf Institute for Democracy and Human Rights, Collins noted that “prison is a huge congregation setting, we expect a very explicit effort to protect prisoners …

Australian MP Fiona Patten: Keeping Prisoners in Bahraini Prisons is HR “Travesty”

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Australian MP Fiona Patten described keeping prisoners in Bahraini prisons as a human rights “travesty”. In her interview with Fatima Yazbek from the Gulf Institute for Democracy and Human Rights, Patten said “Even without the virus, it is something that is no longer acceptable in modern society around the world.” She noted that amid the …

Phil Robertson from HRW to Bahraini Gov’t: Prisons will be Container Boxes for COVID-19 if you Don’t Release Prisoners

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Deputy Director of Human Rights Watch in South Asia urged the Bahraini government to release prisoners after the Coronavirus outbreak. In an interview with the Gulf Institute for Democracy and Human Rights (GIDHR), Phil Robertson said “we have been calling not just in Bahrain, but around the world, for governments to release political prisoners, to …

Brian Dooley to GIDHR: Prisoners Contracting Coronavirus would Harm Ruling Family Reputation, Gov’t Should Release Them

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Activist Brian Dooley from Human Rights First said that we are in a new context because of the Coronavirus, indicating that “people, like Naji Fateel and other human rights defenders, should not be imprisoned with or without the virus.” In an interview with the Gulf Institute for Democracy and Human Right, Dooley stated “I think …

67 Arab and international NGOs urge the Bahraini authorities to respond to the High Commissioner’s call to release prisoners who are at risk from the Covid-19 pandemic

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67 human rights organizations signing this statement to call on the Bahraini authorities to respond positively to the call of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in relation to prisoners to work for the immediate release of them, and to take urgent and similar measures to be taken by states in this humanitarian framework and …

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 …