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Torture in Bahrain

27 Apr, 2017

Review by UN Torture Committee Puts Bahrain Abuses Under Spotlight right before its UPR review

The UN Committee Against Torture (CAT) concluded its review of Bahrain on 24 April. UN panel says allegations of torture submitted by NGOs are credible and that torture remains...

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10 Apr, 2017

Suppressing Dissent and Sustaining Impunity - Torture in Bahrain 2015-2016

In light of Bahrain’s upcoming review by the UN Committee Against Torture (CAT), the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) has produced a shadow report demonstrating Bahrain’s...

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5 Apr, 2017

Open Letter to UN Committee against Torture

BAHRAIN : time to address systematic torture              OPEN LETTER to the CAT     Bahrain...

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4 Apr, 2017

Urgent Action Victory! Activist Dr. Ali Esa Mansoor Al-Ekri Released (Bahrain: UA 296.11)

On 10 March, Dr Ali Esa Mansoor al-Ekri (Dr Ali al-Ekri), a Bahraini consultant paediatric orthopaedic surgeon was released from Jaw Prison, south of the capitol Manama. He had...

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28 Mar, 2017

Danish Minister Answers Questions About al-Khawaja

In a consultation with the Foreign Affairs Committee on Friday 24. March members of the committee asked Anders Samuelsen, Minister for Foreign Affairs in Denmark questions about...

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27 Mar, 2017

Bahrain’s Image Hurt by Prison Reality

Jailed in 1849 for four years for discussing peaceful political reform by a tsarist elite fearful of change, Russian writer Fyodor Dostoyevksy said “The degree of civilization in...

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24 Mar, 2017

How a spate of killings in Bahrain has raised suspicions of state brutality

In modern Bahrain, the truth behind violent deaths is hard to establish. And the fact that they are largely ignored by the international media means you may well be reading about...

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20 Mar, 2017

Bahrain mourners clash with police after Shia inmate's funeral

Shia protesters and police clashed in Bahrain on Friday following the funeral of a prisoner who died while serving a 15-year sentence for taking part in anti-regime demonstrations...

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16 Mar, 2017

HRC 34: Swiss Intervention, General debate (item 4)

On 14 March at the 34th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland issued a statement on human rights issues in Bahrain, Vietnam, Colombia, Egypt and South Sudan....

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15 Mar, 2017

HRC34: Denmark directs Human Rights Council’s attention to human rights situation in Syria, Bahrain, OPT/Israel, Egypt, Iran, South Sudan, Myanmar, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and Eastern Ukraine & illegally annexed Crimea

UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL 34th Session Item 4: General Debate Statement by Denmark Thank you, Mr. President Denmark fully aligns itself with the EU statement. We...

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