Tag: Death Penalty

Profiles in Persecution: Moosa Abdulla Jaafar

Profiles in Persecution: Moosa Abdulla Jaafar

Moosa Abdulla Jaafar is a former student who was harassed by the Bahraini police, tortured, and sentenced to death in an unfair trial. He is currently in Jau Prison, at risk of execution. On 26 April 2016, plainclothes police officers arrested Moosa on the street in Karranah. The officers provided […]

Bahrain: Maher Al-Khabbaz Awaits Impending Execution Following Flawed Trial

Bahrain: Maher Al-Khabbaz Awaits Impending Execution Following Flawed Trial

On 29 January 2018, Bahrain’s Court of Cassation confirmed the conviction of death row detainee Maher Abbas al-Khabbaz. Because the Court of Cassation is the country’s highest court, he can no longer appeal his death sentence, and his execution is now at the discretion of the king. The court’s decision […]

General view at the opening day of the 22nd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council on February 25, 2013 in Geneva. The Council kicks off with widespread abuses in North Korea and Mali the top items on the agenda, along with the crisis in Syria. AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI

UAE Rights Record Scrutinized During UN UPR Review

22 January 2018 – Today, the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council conducted the third Universal Periodic Review (UPR) cycle of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Dozens of states issued recommendations to the Emirati Government, urging human rights reforms on a variety of thematic issue areas ranging from free expression […]