UN Committee addresses ongoing systematic human rights violations in Bahrain

 In March 2022, the United Nations (UN) Committee on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (CESCR) completed its review of Bahrain’s human rights practices and offered concluding observations at the close of its 71st session. The CESCR is the UN body that monitors and oversees implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights[…]

Profile in Persecution: Faris Husain Salman

Faris Habib Husain, was an 18-year-old student when he was beaten and arrested without a warrant in a house raid. He was consequently tortured and subjected to fair trial violations. He is currently in Dry Dock Detention Center awaiting the issuance of the judgment against him. On 9 February 2021, Faris was summoned by a[…]

Dispatch: A Review of Bahrain’s Human Rights Record by the United Nations (UN) Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

In February 2022, the United Nations (UN) Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) conducted a review of Bahrain’s human rights practices as part of its 71st session. The CESCR is the UN body which monitors and oversees implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), one of the most[…]

Profile in Persecution: Sadeq Majeed Thamer and Jaafar Mohamed Sultan

Sadeq Majeed Thamer and Jaafar Mohamed Sultan are two Bahraini nationals who were recently sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia. Sadeq was a 26-year-old employee at Thamer Commercial Company at that time and Jaafar was a 23-year-old who participated in several religious and social activities. Accused of transporting and possessing explosive materials, they were both[…]

Profile in prosecution: Sayed Ali Moosa Jaafar Husain

Sayed Ali Moosa Jaafar, was a 34-year-old court porter when he was arrested without a warrant in October 2014. He was consequently tortured and convicted in an unfair trial. Sayed Ali is currently serving his sentence in Jau Prison. On 25 October 2014, at around midnight, officers in civilian clothing and riot police broke into[…]