Human Rights

“It was just a bump” they claimed

“It was just a bump” they claimed

17 Apr, '0811 Comments

With 15 people still in custody for allegedly torching a police car and stealing a weapon, there were several claims of the accused being subjected to harsh treatment including beatings. Their lawyer demanded that they immediately be submitted to medical examination to ascertain the reality of the situation, the Ministry of Interior refused initially, but […]

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Kneejerk Reactions

14 Apr, '0812 Comments

Divine intervention couldn’t have come at a more fortuitous time for the government to start to re-impose another heinous State Security Law, the very one which Bahrain suffered from for 30 years and was the main cause of the dissolution of the 1973 parliament and suspending parliamentary life in this country until it was rescinded […]

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UN HRC UPR absent NGOs

8 Apr, '080 Comments

Damn! Working at the UN must be a version of a wet dream to those acronym aficionados, don’t you think! Anyway, Bahrain came out with flying colours in the first ever Universal Periodic Review (that’s the UPR part) in Geneva’s HQ of the United Nations (yes you guessed it) at their newly created Human Rights […]

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UN Human Rights Council UPR deliberations videos online

7 Apr, '080 Comments

http://www.un.org/webcast/unhrc/archive.asp?go=021 have fun!

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Detainees abuse

7 Apr, '086 Comments

Since December 17th, 2007, the unfortunate day in which Ali Jassim Mohammed died after a demonstration commemorating an unofficial Martyr’s Day, protests have not stopped in Bahrain. These protests resulted in further detentions, some of which have lasted for more than four months. Those detained allege gross abuse of their human rights and have received […]

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