Response to Bahrain’s High Level Statement at the 34th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

We, the undersigned, in reaction to the statement made today by Bahrain’s Deputy Foreign Minister, Mr. Abdulla Faisal al-Doseri, during the High Level Segment of the Human Rights Council (HRC), are concerned by Bahrain’s continued lack of commitment to the promotion and protection of human rights. Mr. al-Doseri used the opportunity to underscore Bahrain’s legal[…]

Shrinking Space for Civil Society in Bahrain: Authorities Close Al-Wefaq Political Society

On 14 June 2016, the Justice and Islamic Affairs Ministry of Bahrain filed a legal request to suspend and freeze the assets of Al-Wefaq, the country’s largest opposition society. Hours later, a Bahraini court made an expedited ruling and approved the request. The court has scheduled a hearing on 6 October to decide whether to[…]