Tag: Al-Wefaq

Item 9 HRC34 Oral Intervention: Religious Discrimination in Bahrain

Item 9 HRC34 Oral Intervention: Religious Discrimination in Bahrain

On 21 March 2017, Ebrahim Demestani delivered an oral intervention at the 34th session of the Human Rights Council under Item 9 and the Durban Declaration on behalf of Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain, the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy, and the Bahrain Center for Human […]

HRC34 Oral Interventions: Item #4 General Debate

HRC34 Oral Interventions: Item #4 General Debate

On 15 March 2017, Husain Abdulla, the Executive Director of Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain delivered an oral intervention under the Item 4 General Debate. He highlighted the United Kingdom’s complicity in human rights abuses in Bahrain, because of the international protection the UK has given the […]

Event Summary: ADHRB at HRC34 discusses Bahrain’s UPR

Event Summary: ADHRB at HRC34 discusses Bahrain’s UPR

Julie Gromellon of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) started off the panel mentioning this is one more Council session where the HRC has not taken action despite deteriorating human rights abuses in Bahrain, including reprisals against human rights defenders, executions, and the continuing deterioration of the broader human […]

Al Wefaq Head Ali Salman’s Unfair 9-Year Sentence Upheld

Al Wefaq Head Ali Salman’s Unfair 9-Year Sentence Upheld

12 December 2016 – An appeals court today upheld the arbitrary 9-year sentence against opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman following an extended and flawed re-trial. The Bahraini government ordered a retrial of the leader of Al-Wefaq in October, but these free expression-related convictions upheld today reflect Bahrain’s continued failure to […]

Bahraini court orders retrial on case of Sheikh Ali Salman

Bahraini court orders retrial on case of Sheikh Ali Salman

On Monday 17 October 2016, Bahrain’s Court of Cassation ordered a retrial on the case of Sheikh Ali Salman. Sheikh Ali Salman is the former Secretary-General of the largest political opposition bloc in Bahrain, Al-Wefaq, which is now dissolved. The Government of Bahrain has convicted him for “inciting hatred” and […]