Tag: Sheikh Isa Qassim

HRC37 Intervention on Religious Discrimination in Bahrain

HRC37 Intervention on Religious Discrimination in Bahrain

On Friday 2 March during the 37th session of the Human Rights Council, Yusuf al-Hoori delivered an oral intervention during the Item 3 Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion. In his intervention, al-Hoori called attention to the Government of Bahrain’s structural discrimination against its Shia majority […]

Bahrain Deporting 8 After Revoking their Citizenship

Bahrain Deporting 8 After Revoking their Citizenship

**Correction: This post originally suggested that the individuals were deported at once; in fact, the deportations occurred over several days following the initial order. Additionally, the government deported eight total individuals, with reports that another denaturalized individual left the country ahead of the order. 29 January 2018 – Bahraini authorities […]

UPDATED: Bahrain’s Ongoing Persecution of Sheikh Isa Qassim

UPDATED: Bahrain’s Ongoing Persecution of Sheikh Isa Qassim

**Update: It has been confirmed by multiple sources that Sheikh Isa Qassim has been admitted to a private hospital for emergency medical care. He remains in serious condition, and at risk of forced deportation due to the government’s decision to arbitrarily revoke his citizenship. On Sunday 26 November, doctors visited […]