Bahrain Weekly Newsletter #83

NGOs Condemn Refoulement of Ali Haroun


The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the Bahrain Human Rights Observatory (BHRO), the Bahrain Human Rights Society (BHRS), and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) express serious concern at the extradition of Bahraini citizen Ali Haroun from an immigration detention center in Bangkok, Thailand into the custody of authorities in Bahrain. By extraditing Haroun to Bahrain, Thai authorities violated the international prohibition on refoulement and placed Haroun in a situation in which he has been subjected to enforced disappearance and may have been tortured. The aforementioned NGOs therefore request that the Government of Bahrain release information concerning Haroun’s condition, location and investigate the circumstances that brought about his disappearance and potential abuse.

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Updates from the Ground
  • 20 arrested including children and 3 women
  • More than 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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Arabic Articles

Ali Haroun Extradited from Thailand

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Child with Special Needs Arrested in Duraz

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