MEPs Send Letter to Government of Bahrain Raising Concerns ahead of Christmas Day Death Penalty Hearing

20 December 2019 – Today, twenty Members of European Parliament sent a letter to Shaikh Khalid bin Ali bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, the Minister of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowment in Bahrain, raising concerns about the case of Mohamed Ramadhan and Husain Moosa. The verdict in their case, originally due 27 November 2019, was arbitrarily[…]

UPDATED: MEP Julie Ward Sends Letter to Bahraini Ambassador Condemning Bahrain’s Use of the Death Penalty

*** On Saturday 27 July 2019, the Government of Bahrain executed 25-year-old Ali AlArab and 24-year-old Ahmed AlMalali, along with a third individual. Read ADHRB’s statement on the executions here.   On 14 May 2019, Julie Ward, a Member of the European Parliament (MEP), sent a letter to the Ambassador of Bahrain to Belgium regarding[…]

ADHRB Welcomes Steps By US and EU to Address Imprisoned Activists and Discrimination Against Women in Saudi Arabia

21 February 2019 – Last week, the United States (US) House of Representatives and the European Parliament took steps to address the ongoing imprisonment of women in Saudi Arabia and the systematic discrimination against them. On 13 February, US Representatives Lois Frankel (D-FL), David Cicilline (D-RI), Ann Wagner (R-MO), and Susan Wild (D-PA) introduced a[…]

30 Members of the European Parliament Call on Thai Foreign Ministry to Release Hakeem AlAraibi and Allow for His Safe Return to Australia

31 January 2019 – On Monday, 28 January 2019, 30 members of the European Parliament (MEPs) sent a letter to Thailand’s Minister of Foreign Affairs (MFA), Don Pramudwinai. In this letter they expressed grave concern regarding the continued detention of Bahrain-born footballer Hakeem AlAraibi, who is facing extradition to Bahrain. The letter to MFA Pramudwinai,[…]

38 MEPs call on Bahrain to make parliamentary elections free and fair

16 November 2018 – Today 38 Members of the European Parliament (MEP) expressed their serious concern over the legitimacy of the upcoming elections for the Council of Representatives of Bahrain’s National Assembly in a letter addressed to Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa. The elections are due to be held on Saturday 24 November. In particular,[…]