Tag: Free Assembly

Bahrain “Reopens” Pearl Monument but Obscures its Legacy

Bahrain “Reopens” Pearl Monument but Obscures its Legacy

On 14 February 2011, thousands of Bahraini citizens joined together to peacefully call for democratic reforms and human rights protections. Two days later, on 16 February, the protesters occupied the Pearl Roundabout, a traffic circle in Manama that took its name from the 300-ft high pearl monument at its center. Demonstrators established an encampment […]

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 Dissolves Wa’ad, Last Major Opposition Society

Bahrain Dissolves Wa’ad, Last Major Opposition Society

31 May 2017 – A Bahraini court today approved the dissolution of Wa’ad (also known as the National Democratic Action Society), the country’s largest secular, leftist opposition group. Wa’ad was the last major opposition group officially operating in Bahrain following the July 2016 dissolution of Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society. Americans […]