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REEMA SHALLAN: In Bahrain, the Prisons are for the Reformers

REEMA SHALLAN: In Bahrain, the Prisons are for the Reformers

The people of Bahrain are currently facing an unprecedented attack on their human rights. Since 14 February 2011, the government has detained thousands of non-violent demonstrators for their involvement in pro-democracy protests. Unfortunately, these arrests are just the first in a series of state-sanctioned human rights violations that pervade the […]

In this Tuesday, March 31, 2015 file photo, people gather near the rubble of houses destroyed by Saudi airstrikes near the airport in Sanaa, Yemen.

Saudi Arabia to Inspect Own War Crimes Record in Yemen

On 30 September 2015, the Netherlands withdrew its resolution calling for the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights to investigate possible abuses and conflict-related crimes in Yemen. The withdrawal comes amid significant pressure from Saudi Arabia and its coalition allies to prevent an independent inquiry into the human rights situation […]

One Month On: Where is Dr. Nasser bin Ghaith?

One Month On: Where is Dr. Nasser bin Ghaith?

Today marks one month since the arrest and disappearance of prominent Emirati academic Dr. Nasser bin Ghaith. On 18 August 2015, UAE security forces detained Dr. bin Ghaith allegedly in relation to his tweets about Egypt. Nothing has been heard from him since his arrest, and his current whereabouts remain […]