Bahrain Weekly Newsletter #82

NGOs Call on Pope Francis to Refrain from Building on Legacy of Repression in Bahrain


Today, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) sent a letter to His Holiness, Pope Francis, urging the pontiff to halt the construction of a church complex on a 9,000 square meter royal land grant in Alawi, Bahrain due to concerns that the land may have been seized from the public trust. Additionally, the letter urges Pope Francis and the Catholic Church to reconsider partnering with the Bahraini ruling family on any future projects until international calls for reform are met.

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Updates from the Ground
  • 36 arrested including at least 3 Children.
  • individuals sentenced to a total of 3.5 years in detention. 
  • 62 trials postponed.
  • 20 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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Bahrain in the News

Commentary on Bahrain

NGOs Statements on Bahrain

Arabic Articles

Sit-In at UN Headquarters in Bahrain

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30,000 Pakistanis Have Been Naturalized in Bahrain

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Haq Movement Expresses Concern Over Health of Singace

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