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epa04511911 French Members of the Parliament attend the vote session on the recognition of the Palestinian State in Paris, France, 02 December 2014.  EPA/ETIENNE LAURENT

French MP Tables Parliamentary Question on the Deterioration of Human Rights in Bahrain

25 September 2019 – Yesterday, on 24 September, French Member of Parliament (MP) Fabien Gouttefarde tabled a parliamentary question on the human rights situation in Bahrain. He raised concerns regarding the significant deterioration of respect for human rights and the recent political and social tensions. In particular, MP Gouttefarde highlighted […]

Bahrain Moves to Ban Opposition Ahead of 2018 Elections

Bahrain Moves to Ban Opposition Ahead of 2018 Elections

** Update 11 June 2018: Today, King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain confirmed the amendment to Law No. 14 relating to political exclusion. The amendment will soon be published in the Official Gazette.  30 May 2018 – The National Assembly, Bahrain’s parliament, has advanced new legislation that will virtually […]

Kuwait Raises Free Speech Restrictions to Parliamentary Level

Kuwait Raises Free Speech Restrictions to Parliamentary Level

The public prosecution in Kuwait recently issued a directive to all exit borders for the arrest of Kuwaiti Member of Parliament (MP) Abdul Hamid Dashti upon his attempted return to the country. Dashti is still abroad and said that such a measure is unprecedented, claiming it will be a “disaster […]