Tag: torture

HRC34 Oral Interventions: Item 6 on Bahrain’s lack of UPR implementation

HRC34 Oral Interventions: Item 6 on Bahrain’s lack of UPR implementation

On 17 March 2017, Michael Payne, International Advocacy Officer at ADHRB, delivered an oral intervention during the 34th session of the Human Rights Council under Item 6 on behalf of ADHRB, BIRD, and BCHR. In his intervention he addressed the Bahraini government’s unwillingness to implement its second-cycle UPR recommendations, including […]

HRC34 Oral Interventions: Item #5 on Reprisals in Bahrain

HRC34 Oral Interventions: Item #5 on Reprisals in Bahrain

On 17 March 2017, Ahmed Maki delivered an oral intervention at the 34th session of the Human Rights Council under Item 5. In his intervention, Ahmed addressed the trend of acts of reprisals against individuals engaging with the Human Rights Council, in particular Bahrain’s escalating reprisals against people engaging with […]

Mohammad Sahwan Dies in Jau Prison, Police Attack His Funeral

Mohammad Sahwan Dies in Jau Prison, Police Attack His Funeral

17 March 2017 – Mohammad Sahwan, a victim of excessive use of force by police in 2012, died of sudden cardiac arrest yesterday in Bahrain’s Jau Prison. Mohammad Sahwan is the first political detainee to die in Jau Prison since 2011. Today, his funeral in Sanabis was attended by thousands […]

Event Summary: ADHRB at HRC34 discusses Bahrain’s UPR

Event Summary: ADHRB at HRC34 discusses Bahrain’s UPR

Julie Gromellon of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) started off the panel mentioning this is one more Council session where the HRC has not taken action despite deteriorating human rights abuses in Bahrain, including reprisals against human rights defenders, executions, and the continuing deterioration of the broader human […]