Tag: Death Penalty

Bahrain and the Death Penalty

Bahrain and the Death Penalty

In January 2017, Bahrain broke a seven-year de facto moratorium on the death penalty when the government executed three torture victims. Before 2017, Bahrain’s death row population consisted of seven Bahrainis, which more than doubled when 15 Bahrainis were sentenced to death in 2017, four in absentia. Four of the […]

UN Special Procedures Publishes Joint Communication to Saudi Arabia on Arbitrary Executions

UN Special Procedures Publishes Joint Communication to Saudi Arabia on Arbitrary Executions

Throughout October 2018, United Nations (UN) Special Procedures sent three separate joint communications to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia expressing concerns over a myriad of human rights violations, ranging from the targeting of human rights defenders to extrajudicial executions for protest-related offenses committed by minors to arbitrary arrests and detentions. […]