Bahrain Vows Greater Crackdown on Online Criticism Amid New Arrests

28 March 2018 – On Sunday, 25 March 2018, Bahraini Interior Minister Lieutenant-General Sheikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa announced that the kingdom’s security forces would be taking new measures to “track down” activists for criticizing the government on social media. That same day, Ministry of Interior (MOI) police made at least five new arrests[…]

HRC35 Item 3 Oral Intervention: Bahrain’s Use of Excessive and Deadly Force in Duraz Raid

On 14 June 2017, Sayed Yousif Al-Muhafdah of Salam for Democracy and Human Rights delivered an oral intervention on behalf of ADHRB and BIRD during the 35th session of the Human Rights Council under the Item 3 General Debate in which he addressed the Special Rapporteurs on assembly and on executions. In his intervention and[…]

In Kuwait Parliamentary Immunity is no Protection for Criticism

On March 29, Kuwait’s parliament voted to strip Member of Parliament, and human rights defender, Abdulhamid Dashti of his parliamentary immunity. The Kuwaiti parliament further informed Dashti that Bahrain’s Criminal Court sentenced him to two years in prison on a number of charges, including illegal fundraising. Bahrain and Kuwait’s charges against Dashti, and the Kuwaiti[…]