Tag: torture

Appeal Hearing Postponed for Bahraini Prisoner of Conscience Khalil al-Halwachi

Appeal Hearing Postponed for Bahraini Prisoner of Conscience Khalil al-Halwachi

On 18 September 2017, a Bahraini court postponed yet another hearing for professor and engineer Khalil al-Halwachi. Al-Halwachi, a former opposition activist, is currently appealing a ten-year sentence for allegedly possessing a weapon, which he maintains was falsely planted by security forces. According to Fatima al-Halwachi, Khalil’s daughter and the […]

HRC36 Saudi Intervention: Item 3 Intervention on Saudi Executions

HRC36 Saudi Intervention: Item 3 Intervention on Saudi Executions

On 18 September, at the 36th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Salma Moussawi delivered an oral intervention under the Item 3 General Debate. In the intervention, Moussawi raised concerns over the impending executions of seven minors in Saudi Arabia. She mentioned Ali al-Nimr, Dawood al-Marhoon, and Abdullah […]