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8 Mar, 2017

High Commissioner for Human Rights on the activities of his Office and recent human rights developments

In Bahrain, the Government has imposed increasing restrictions on civil society and politics since June 2016, including intimidation, arrests and interrogations, travel bans and...

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26 Jan, 2017

Urgent appeal to the Government of Bahrain to stop new executions – UN rights experts

GENEVA (25 January 2017) – Two United Nations human rights experts have appealed today to the Government of Bahrain to spare the lives of Mohammad Ramadan and Hussein Moosa, who...

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19 Jan, 2017

UN Human Rights on executions: "We are appalled"

We are appalled at the execution by firing squad of three men in Bahrain on Sunday.  The men had been convicted of a bombing in Manama in 2014 that killed three police...

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15 Jan, 2017

UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial Killings Condemns the Death Penalty

(Twitter) Dr Agnes Callamard "#Bahrain executed Abbas al-Samea, Ali al-Singace, Sami Mushaima. Torture, unfair trial + flimsy evidence: these are extrajudicial killings"...

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23 Dec, 2016

OHCHR expressing concerns on Nabeel Rajab's ongoing prosecution

We are seriously concerned about the ongoing prosecution of Nabeel Rajab, a co-founder of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, who has been detained since 13 June 2016 for...

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4 Nov, 2016

UN Report: “The Assault on Reporting”

A journalist investigates corruption at the highest levels of her Government and soon finds herself fighting fictional charges from the cell of a prison. A critic of a Government...

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14 Sep, 2016

UN High Commissoner for Human Rights calls on Bahrain to comply with human rights mechanisms

13 September 2016 - In his opening statement of the 33rd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein,...

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17 Aug, 2016

Bahrain authorities must end ‘systematic harassment’ of Shia population – UN rights experts

16 August 2016 – A group of United Nations independent human rights experts today expressed deep concerns at what they see as “systematic harassment” of the Shia population and...

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16 Aug, 2016

UN rights experts urge Bahrain to end the persecution of Shias

The systematic harassment of the Shia population by the authorities in Bahrain, including stripping many of them of citizenship, is deeply concerning, a group of United Nations...

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21 Jul, 2016

UNHRC: Press briefing notes on Turkey, Israel and Bahrain

We deeply regret the decision by a Bahraini court on Sunday to dissolve Al Wefaq, the country's largest opposition group, following its initial closure on 14 June. In spite of...

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