NGOs urge Obama Administration to address Human Rights at Manama Dialogue

8 December 2016 – NGOs sent a letter today to President Obama, calling on his administration to address human rights violations with Bahraini officials during the Manama Dialogue this weekend. Please see the text of the letter below. 8 December 2016 President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear[…]

Bahrain government must cease judicial harassment of Faisal Hayyat and other Bahraini journalists

46 human rights organizations have signed a letter asking King Hamad to immediately and unconditionally release imprisoned journalist Faisal Hayyat, and to cease the judicial harassment of all journalists in Bahrain. ________________________ To: Sheikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa King of Bahrain CC : Hon. Zeid Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein High Commissioner for Human Rights Mr.[…]

NGOs Call for an End to Reprisals Against Human Rights Defenders

As the 32nd Session of United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) opened in Geneva on 13 June, Nabeel Rajab, Bahrain’s most high profile human rights defender, was arrested after dozens of police officers raided his home at around 5am and confiscated his electronic devices. The day before, Bahraini human rights defenders and victims of violations[…]