Tag: Human Rights

Bahrain courts postpone trial of HRD Nabeel Rajab, deny bail

Bahrain courts postpone trial of HRD Nabeel Rajab, deny bail

21 February 2017 – This morning, the Government of Bahrain again postponed the two trials of human rights defender Nabeel Rajab. Bahrain courts have brought two cases against Rajab for exercising his internationally-sanctioned rights to free expression. He has been subjected to imprisonment and ill-treatment since June 2016. We, the […]

Bahrain: Human Rights Crisis Deepened Since Protests Began Six Years Ago Today

Bahrain: Human Rights Crisis Deepened Since Protests Began Six Years Ago Today

14 February 2017 – On the anniversary of the 14 February 2011 protest movement, we, the undersigned, are deeply concerned that Bahrain’s human rights situation has now reached unprecedented lows. Bahrain’s precipitously worsening rights record is damaging not just for Bahrain, but for the stability of the entire region. The […]

Prisoner Profile: Naji Fateel

Prisoner Profile: Naji Fateel

Naji Fateel is a human rights defender on the Board of Directors of the Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights. For ten years, Bahraini authorities have detained, harassed, forcibly disappeared, and tortured him repeatedly for his peaceful and lawful human rights activism. In 2007, Bahraini authorities arrested Fateel for participating […]

U.S. should maintain human rights provisions in the sale of fighter jets to Bahrain

U.S. should maintain human rights provisions in the sale of fighter jets to Bahrain

On 30 January 2017, Senator Bob Corker, chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said that he expects President Trump’s administration to approve the stalled sale of F-16 fighter jets to the Government of Bahrain. This sale was blocked by the Obama administration due to concerns over Bahrain’s record […]