Tag: Human Rights

Bahrain NIHR Not Accredited under Paris Principles

Bahrain NIHR Not Accredited under Paris Principles

The Bahrain National Institute for Human Rights (NIHR) failed to attain accreditation under the Paris Principles, instead earning a “B” status. The Global Alliance of National Institutions for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights’ (GANHRI) Sub-Committee on Accreditation (SCA) recently released its report detailing the reasoning for the status. […]

Bahrain: Gov’t Prosecutes Religious Freedoms Advocate Sheikh Maytham Al-Salman and Rights Activist Al-Derazi for “Illegal Gathering”

Bahrain: Gov’t Prosecutes Religious Freedoms Advocate Sheikh Maytham Al-Salman and Rights Activist Al-Derazi for “Illegal Gathering”

15 August 2016 – Bahrain’s authorities today charged human rights defender and scholar Sheikh Maytham Al-Salman and activist and medic Dr. Taha Al-Derazi with illegal gathering following their arrests and interrogations yesterday. Al-Salman has been released on bail, while Al-Derazi was remanded into custody. The charges relate to their peaceful assembly in the […]

British-Saudi woman allegedly trapped by father in Jeddah

British-Saudi woman allegedly trapped by father in Jeddah

A British judge ruled last Wednesday that dual British-Saudi citizen, Amina Al-Jeffery, must be allowed to return to the UK from Saudi Arabia.  The decision comes after 21-year-old Amina Al-Jeffery claimed that she is being kept in a cage by her father, Mohammed Al-Jeffery Ms. Al-Jeffery  was born and raised in […]