Tag: Human Rights

Government of Bahrain charges human rights lawyer Mohammad al-Tajer

Government of Bahrain charges human rights lawyer Mohammad al-Tajer

In November 2016, the Government of Bahrain charged prominent human rights lawyer Mohammad al-Tajer with “insulting government institutions, inciting hatred of a religious sect, and misusing a telecommunications appliance.” If convicted, al-Tajer could face more than five years in prison. No date has been set for his trial. Bahrain’s public […]

No to Dollar Diplomacy: Protest the reception for Govt of Bahrain at Trump hotel

No to Dollar Diplomacy: Protest the reception for Govt of Bahrain at Trump hotel

Demonstration against Dollar Diplomacy When: 11:30am-2pm, 7 December 2016 Where: Trump International Hotel, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004 On 7 December 2016, the Bahraini government will be holding a reception at the Trump International Hotel to mark the Kingdom’s national day and the anniversary of King Hamad’s accession […]

The Saudi Association for Civil and Political Rights’ Mohammad al-Bajadi

The Saudi Association for Civil and Political Rights’ Mohammad al-Bajadi

One year ago this month, the Saudi Association for Civil and Political Rights (ACPRA) co-founder Mohammad al-Bajadi was discharged from al-Hayer prison after serving a four-year sentence. He spent the next four months in Saudi Arabia’s notorious Mohammed bin Nayef Center for Counseling and Care, an extremist rehabilitation center, despite […]

The Saudi Association for Civil and Political Rights’ Mohammad al-Qahtani

The Saudi Association for Civil and Political Rights’ Mohammad al-Qahtani

Mohammad al Qahtani is a former economics professor and one of the principal visionaries behind the Saudi Civil and Political Rights Associations (ACPRA). On 9 March 2013, a Riyadh criminal court sentenced him and fellow ACPRA co-founder, Abdullah al-Hamid, to ten and eleven years in prison respectively. Al-Qahtani’s sentencing and […]