Tag: Al-Wefaq

Bahrain: NSA Targets Mohamed Sultan, Son of Opposition MP

Bahrain: NSA Targets Mohamed Sultan, Son of Opposition MP

26 June 2017 – Amid an ongoing campaign of reprisals against human rights defenders and political activists, Bahrain’s National Security Agency (NSA) has repeatedly targeted Mohamed Hasan Ali Mohamed Juma Sultan, the son of a former parliamentarian for the now-dissolved Al-Wefaq opposition group. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in […]

HRC35 Item 3 Oral Intervention: The Closure of Political Space in Bahrain

HRC35 Item 3 Oral Intervention: The Closure of Political Space in Bahrain

On 14 June 2017, Yusuf al-Hoori delivered an intervention on behalf of ADHRB during the Human Rights Council’s 35th session under the Item 3 General Debate. In his intervention, al-Hoori raised the issue of the Bahraini government’s restrictions on political space, noting the closure of al-Wefaq and recent dissolution of […]

HRC35 Item 3 Oral Intervention: Bahraini Forces Raid Duraz And Dissolve Wa’ad

HRC35 Item 3 Oral Intervention: Bahraini Forces Raid Duraz And Dissolve Wa’ad

On 7 June 2017 during the 35th session of the Human Rights Council, Maryam al-Khawaja delivered an oral intervention on behalf of ADHRB and BIRD during the Item 2 Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on free assembly and association. In her intervention, she raised the Bahraini government’s violent raid on […]

Bahrain Upholds Sentence for Fadhel Abbas Amid Attacks on Opposition

Bahrain Upholds Sentence for Fadhel Abbas Amid Attacks on Opposition

On 1 June 2017, activists reported that Bahrain’s Court of Cassation upheld a three-year prison sentence for Fadhel Abbas, the former Secretary-General of the leftist opposition group Al-Wahdawi Political Society (Unitary National Democratic Assemblage). Abbas’s sentence was reduced from five years to three in October 2016 after he was arrested […]