Tag: health

UPDATED: Bahrain’s Ongoing Persecution of Sheikh Isa Qassim

UPDATED: Bahrain’s Ongoing Persecution of Sheikh Isa Qassim

**Update: It has been confirmed by multiple sources that Sheikh Isa Qassim has been admitted to a private hospital for emergency medical care. He remains in serious condition, and at risk of forced deportation due to the government’s decision to arbitrarily revoke his citizenship. On Sunday 26 November, doctors visited […]

Profiles in Persecution: Ahmed Merza Ismaeel

Profiles in Persecution: Ahmed Merza Ismaeel

Ahmed Merza Ismaeel was arrested without a warrant by security forces wearing civilian clothing on 11 September 2013. Since then, he has been subjected to torture, convicted in a collective judgment based on coerced confessions, denied basic necessities such as prison clothing and a blanket, and deprived of necessary medical […]

Saudi Girls Can Attend Gym Class, but Guardianship Still Lurks

Saudi Girls Can Attend Gym Class, but Guardianship Still Lurks

On Tuesday 11 July, the Saudi Ministry of Education (MoE) announced that schools will provide physical education classes to girls for the first time in the kingdom’s history. This development marks a rare, if slight loosening of the restrictions placed on women in one of the world’s most restrictive societies. […]