The UAE Releases Activist Abdul Rahman Bin Sobeih Al-Suwaidi After Forcing Him to Publicly Deny He Was Mistreated in Prison

On 16 May 2019, United Arab Emirates (UAE) President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan pardoned and released activist Abdul Rahman Bin Sobeih Al-Suwaidi after public interviews where Al-Suwaidi was forced to deny the torture and mistreatment he endured in the prisons and to condemn his reform group. While the freedom of Al-Suwaidi is welcome, concerns[…]

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,[…]

The Extradition of Hakeem AlAraibi to Bahrain is One Step Closer to Reality

As of 29 January 2019, the Government of Bahrain officially submitted documents to Thailand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, formally requesting for the extradition of Hakeem AlAraibi to Bahrain. After over 60 days of detention in Thailand, Hakeem AlAraibi is one step closer to being forcibly sent to Bahrain, where he will almost certainly face imprisonment[…]