HRW on Political Isolation Laws: You Can't Call Bahrain A Democracy
Human Rights Watch said in a report issued on Monday (October 31, 2022) that the Bahraini government uses political isolation laws and a series of other tactics to keep activists and former opposition members away from public posts.
HR Groups Demand British University to End Links with Bahraini Police Force
Politicians and human rights groups have renewed calls for the University of Huddersfield to end its relationship with the Bahrain security services.
International Human Rights Report Documents Torture of 8 Detainees Sentenced to Death
A human rights report that documented the issuance of death sentences after torture and sham trials in Bahrain confirmed that court records of the Bahraini authorities show widespread human rights violations
HRW Demands EU to Shed Light on HR Violations in Gulf
Human Rights Watch (HRW) sent a letter to the European Union on its new partnership with the Gulf and called on the EU to shed light on the deteriorating human rights situation in the Gulf region.
HRW in its UN Report: Bahrain Failed to Comply with Previous Commitments in UPR
Human Rights Watch said in its report for the 41st of the UN Universal Periodic Review on human rights situation in Bahrain that Bahrain has failed to live up to the recommendations that it supported and pledges it made in the past three cycles of the Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review.
HRW: Saudi's Execution of 81 Men is Brutal Show of its Autocratic Rule and Justice System
Human Rights Watch condemned on Tuesday (March 15, 2022) what it deemed rampant and systemic abuses in Saudi Arabia's criminal justice system after the recent mass execution of 81 individuals, suggesting that it is highly unlikely that any of the men received a fair trial.
HRW: Law Reforms in Bahrain Have Done Little to Stem Abuses
Bill Van Esveld, associate children's rights director at Human Rights Watch, said that law reforms announced in Bahrain have done little to stem abuses.
Bahrain Arbitrarily Detains 6 Children in Orphanage: HRW and BIRD
Bahrain authorities are detaining six boys, ages 14 and 15, in a child welfare facility, the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy and Human Rights Watch said today.
HRW Urges Interpol to Seriously its Reform Red Notice System
Human Rights Watch's deputy Middle East director, Joe Stork, stressed that "Serbia's haste to extradite Ahmed Muhammad was simply unconscionable in light of the European human rights court injunction."
Public Prosecution Renews Detention of 6 Children for Seventh Time Despite HRW Criticism
The Public Prosecution renewed on Wednesday (February 2, 2022) the detention of 6 children from Sitra over the charge of attacking guard patrols.
HRW Director Asks about Implementation of Corrective Justice Law for Children with Continued Detention of 6 Children
Bill Vanesveld, associate children's rights director at Human Rights Watch in the Middle East and North Africa, questioned how Bahrain's Corrective Justice Law for Children is implemented, with the continued detention of 6 children between the age of 14 and 15.
HRW Criticizes "Ahmed Jaafar's Extradition to Bahrain", Confirms that Border Police Directorate Approved his Asylum to Serbia
Serbia extradited a Bahraini political dissident to Bahrain in the early hours of January 24, 2022, despite an order by the European Court of Human Rights that specifically prohibited his extradition pending more information, Human Rights Watch said today.
HRW: Bahrain's Int'l Allies should Condition their Aid to Bahrain on Improvement in its HR Record
Bahraini activists commemorated the tenth anniversary of the 2011 pro-democracy uprisings amid heavy repression, including the arrest and torture of children, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2022. Independent media and prominent opposition groups remained outlawed.
HRW Published Joint Letter Sent to F1 on the Bahrain Grand Prix
Human Rights Watch published on its website the letter human rights organizations sent on Friday to Stefano Domenicali, CEO of Formula One, to call him to take action on human rights violations, before the kickoff of the season next Sunday.
Rights Groups Say Bahrain Police Beat Children and Threatened them with Rape- Reuters
Bahraini security forces have beaten children and threatened them with rape and electric shocks after detaining them in protest-related cases last month, the anniversary of a 2011 pro-democracy uprising, rights groups said on Wednesday.
Police in Bahrain Beat Children, Threaten them with Rape and Electric Shocks
Bahrain police beat children arrested in protest-related cases in February 2021 and threatened them with rape and electric shocks, the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) and Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday (March 10, 2021).
HRW Demands G20 to Hold Saudi Arabia Accountable for Abuses
G20 member countries should press Saudi Arabia to release everyone detained unlawfully and provide accountability for past abuses in advance of the virtual G20 leaders' summit on November 21, 2020, Human Rights Watch said on Monday.
HRW, BIRD Call for Dropping Charges against Abdullah Al-Shamlawi
Bahraini authorities should not contest the appeal of Abdullah Al-Shamlawi, a lawyer, to vacate his conviction and eight-month prison sentence for tweets, Human Rights Watch and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy said.
16 Rights Groups Urge Bahrain King to Halt Executions of Ramadan and Moosa
King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain should commute the death sentences of Mohamed Ramadan and Hussein Ali Moosa, 16 international and Bahraini rights groups said in a joint letter to the king. The men were not afforded a fair trial and their allegations of torture were not adequately investigated.
HRW Calls on Washington, London to Pressure on Bahrain to Save Mohammad Ramadan & Hussein Mousa
"Bahrain's allies, including the United States and United Kingdom, should press Bahrain to allow United Nations experts to independently investigate Hussein Mousa and Mohammad Ramadan's torture claims. Bahrain should free the two men or retry them in a judicial proceeding that meets fair trial standards," Human Rights Watch said.