HRC35 Item 2 Oral Intervention: Bahrain Reprisals Against Activists

On 7 June 2017, at the 35th session of the Human Rights Council, Yusuf al-Hoori delivered an oral intervention on behalf of ADHRB and BIRD under the Item 2 debate. During his intervention, Yusuf raised the issue of reprisals against Bahraini human rights activists, including Ebtisam al-Saegh and Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei. He discussed the deepening[…]

Bahrain Interrogates, Tortures Ebtisam al-Saegh as HRC35 Approaches

31 May 2017 – On 26 May 2017, Bahraini security forces subjected human rights defender Ebtisam al-Saegh to seven hours of torture and interrogation over her activism, including her engagement with United Nations (UN) human rights mechanisms. The Bahraini government’s actions in this regard represent the latest in a series of acts of harassment and[…]

Bahrain Escalates Campaign of Reprisals

16 May 2017 – In recent weeks, the Government of Bahrain has substantially escalated its campaign of reprisals against the country’s civil and political societies. So far in the month of May 2017, authorities have targeted family members of exiled human rights defenders and turned a blind eye to the violent intimidation of Bahraini activists[…]

Bahraini authorities continue harassment of Ebtisam al-Saegh

On 22 January 2017, Bahraini government forces summoned human rights defender Ebtisam al-Saegh for questioning. Al-Saegh works to document human rights violations on the ground in Bahrain. The authorities notified al-Saegh that she would be expected at the Department of Criminal Investigation (CID) in Muharraq. Prior to the investigation, officials did not notify al-Saegh their[…]