Tag: Statements

Bahrain Again Postpones Arbitrary Trial of Imprisoned Opposition Leader Sheikh Ali Salman

Bahrain Again Postpones Arbitrary Trial of Imprisoned Opposition Leader Sheikh Ali Salman

28 December 2017 – Today, a Bahraini court again postponed until 4 January 2018 the trial of opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman, Secretary-General of the now-dissolved Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, on new charges of maintaining “intelligence contacts with Qatar.” Sheikh Salman is currently incarcerated on separate charges stemming solely from […]

Bahrain NIHR’s Report Fails to Address Root Causes of Violations

Bahrain NIHR’s Report Fails to Address Root Causes of Violations

8 December 2015 – The Bahrain National Institute for Human Rights (NIHR) issued its second annual report on 3 December 2015 regarding promotion and protection of human rights in Bahrain throughout 2014. While the report addresses some areas of concern, a majority of the report did not address key systematic issues of […]

Bahrain Postpones Opposition Leaders’ Free Speech Trials

Bahrain Postpones Opposition Leaders’ Free Speech Trials

12 October 2015 – Bahraini courts today postponed the trials of Ebrahim Sharif and Majeed Milad to 12 November 2015 and 27 October 2015, respectively. Sharif, former Secretary-General of the National Democratic Action Society (Wa’ad), faces up to ten years in prison for charges related to free expression. Milad, a senior […]