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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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19 Jul, 2016

Bahrain: UN chief condemns dissolution of Al-Wefaq political party

18 July 2016 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today deplores the dissolution of the main opposition political party in Bahrain, Al-Wefaq, and called for the resumption of an all-...

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28 Jun, 2016

Statement of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, on the situation in the Kingdom of Bahrain

The United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Mr. Adama Dieng, expressed concern at the decision taken by the Interior Ministry of Bahrain on 20 June 2016 to...

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22 Jun, 2016

Note to Correspondents: Statement of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, on the situation in the Kingdom of Bahrain

The United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Mr. Adama Dieng, expressed concern at the decision taken by the Interior Ministry of Bahrain on 20 June 2016 to...

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17 Jun, 2016

Ban dismayed at actions aimed at restricting political opposition in Bahrain

16 June 2016 – Concerned at recent reports in Bahrain of intimidation of human rights defenders and activists for peacefully promoting human rights, as well as for legitimately...

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13 Jun, 2016

Fundamentalism’s impact on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association

In recent years, there has been a perceived rise in the expression of fundamentalism in many contexts across the world. Despite the frequent use of the term, “fundamentalism”...

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3 Jun, 2016

UN expert condemns the sentencing of the opposition leader Sheikh Ali al-Salman

The UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, today condemned the sentencing to nine years imprisonment on charges of inciting violence of Sheikh Ali...

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