Bahrain Weekly Newsletter #80

Rally to End #WorldCupSlavery at Qatari Embassy in Washington DC

December 1, 2014 – Washington, D.C. – On December 2nd 2014, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain, with co-sponsors Amnesty International, the MENA Solidarity Network-US, the International Trade Union Confederation, and Georgetown Law HRA-AI, will hold a rally at the Embassy of the State of Qatar in Washington, DC. Scheduled for the United Nations International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, this event will highlight international concern over human rights abuses in the Persian Gulf State of Qatar, specifically relating to the prevalence of human trafficking and the mistreatment of migrant workers in that country.

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Updates from the Ground
  • 20 arrested including at least 2 children and 1 woman.
  • 72 individuals sentenced to a total of 800 years in detention. 
  • 26 trials postponed.
  • 50 protests and sit-ins took place
  • Security forces continue to use excessive force including tear gas and shotgun pellets against protesters

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Commentary on Bahrain

Arabic Articles

Child Tortured After Arrest

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Family Demands Medical Treatment for Imprisoned Son

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