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An Irish citizen claims he is being prevented from leaving Bahrain airport after being denied entry to the country. Human rights campaigner Brian Dooley says airport authorities took, and are refusing to return his passport. Sources say he was denied entry to Bahrain as immigration forces considered him to ...
An Irish citizen claims he is being prevented from leaving Bahrain International Airport after being denied entry to the country. Human rights campaigner Brian Dooley says airport authorities took his passport, and are refusing to return it.

Bahrain's interior minister has threatened to crackdown on dissidents and activists who criticise the government online, Human Rights Watch has reported. Sheikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al-Khalifa, the interior minister, said on 25 March 2018, that the government was already tracking accounts that “departed ...
Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) unequivocally condemns the MOI's plans to intensify restrictions on Internet communication as well as the detention of any individuals for exercising their basic right to free expression. We call on the international community to push for the ...
Not because she committed any crime, but because I protested in London when the King of Bahrain visited Downing Street in 2016. She is not the only one to face reprisals because of my human rights activism in London. Her mother, brother and cousin all languish in Bahrain's notorious prisons. Tortured ...
Manama, Mar. 18 (BNA): Assistant Foreign Minister, Abdullah bin Faisal bin Jabur Al-Doseri, attended today a ceremony held by the Council of Representatives on the occasion of the Arab Human Rights Day, held under the theme "the role of the government institutions in activating the human rights ...

17 (BNA): Bahrain dailies issued today focused in their principal headlines on the main local, Arab and international events which happened over the past 24 ... Shaikh Mohammed bin Salman lauds Bahrain's hosting of the international entertaining functions. ... NIHR to mark the Arab Human Rights Day.
Chairman of the Human Rights Committee at the Council of Representatives, MP Abdulrahman Bu Majeed, said that the panel session, to be held under the patronage of Speaker, Ahmed bin Ibrahim Al-Mulla, is in line with the Speaker's interest to consolidate human rights principles and activate the ...
Bahrain, a Persian Gulf monarchy and the smallest Arab country, has an outsized role both in U.S. national security and, since 2011, in the criticism it has received in Congress, from the State Department, and from human rights organizations. The U.S. relies on Bahrain as Fifth Fleet headquarters host.
The agreement was signed by Tarek Saeed Al Shamsi, Director of the Emirates Centre for Human Rights Studies, and Dr. Nizam Assaf, Director of the ... is part of the efforts between the two centres to promote joint work, strengthen and respect the culture of human rights, and enforce it in Arab countries.
Last month - specifically, 14 February - marked the seventh anniversary of the peaceful protests that swept across Bahrain in 2011, calling for an end to authoritarian rule. Since the popular uprisings, however, intense and sustained state repression has left the Bahraini human rights movement increasingly ...
He pointed out that the Kingdom of Bahrain as part of the government's work program for the years (2015-2018) "Towards justice, security and well-being of society", and in line with its economic vision until 2030, is keen to promote and protect human rights in the context of sustainable development, after ...
Manama, Feb.23 (BNA): National Institution of Human Rights (NIHR) Secretary-General Dr. Khalifa bin Ali Al-Fadhel received a US Senate delegation, ... Dr. Al-Fadhel briefed the delegation about the NIHR role in submitting recommendations and monitoring the situation of human rights in Bahrain.
Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab at his home in the village of Bani Jamrah, West of Manama, on November 2, 2014 upon his release on bail. A Bahraini court freed prominent Shiite activist Rajab but barred him from travel until his trial resumes over remarks on Twitter deemed insulting to public ...
(Beirut) – Bahrain's interior minister has threatened to crackdown on dissidents and activists who criticize the government online, Human Rights Watch said today. Sheikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al-Khalifa, the interior minister, said on March 25, 2018, that the government was already tracking accounts that ...
HM the King praised the Bahraini competencies working in the human rights field, commending their honourable efforts in defending the national issues and interests and projecting the kingdom's civilisational and democratic achievements as well as its honourable human rights record. He also lauded the ...
President Donald Trump's administration has approved a multibillion-dollar sale of F-16 fighter jets to Bahrain without the human rights conditions imposed by the State Department under President Barack Obama. At a briefing Tuesday, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert described Rajab as a ...

Comment: Bahraini human rights activists have suffered severely from government repression, yet Washington and London continue to treat the regime with velvet gloves, writes Emile Nakhleh.
(Beirut) – Bahraini authorities have deported eight stateless Bahrainis, whom they had previously stripped of their citizenship, since January 29, 2018, Human Rights Watch said today. The deportations followed an appeals court decision to uphold a 2012 ruling that ordered the deportation and stripping of ...
Prominent Bahraini human rights defender, Sheikh Maytham Al-Salman called on Bahraini authorities to lift siege imposed on the house of Ayatollah Sheikh Issa Al-Qassem, stressing that every moment of delay in treating the prominent Shia cleric is dangerous to his health. In a press conference held in ...
The protesters he helped crush were calling for basic human rights – like the right to freedom of religion and self-determination – and this didn't come up on his tour of the Simon Wiesenthal Center's Museum of Tolerance. While Bahrain protects the rights of some religious minority groups, the virtually ...
Most recently, we are alarmed at the enforcement of restrictions on Nedal Al Salman, Head of International Relations and Women's and Children's Rights Advocacy for IFEX member the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR). Accordingly, we call on the relevant Bahraini authorities to lift travel ...
Simmering political tensions in Bahrain over that order escalated abruptly on Monday with news that the cleric, Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim, is in the midst of a health crisis. Human rights activists said Ayatollah Qassim, the spiritual voice of Bahrain's Shiites, required urgent hospitalization for an emergency ...
15 (BNA): National Institution of Human Rights (NIHR) President ... on strengthening cooperation with the Bahrain-based UNDP, stressing the ...
States refuse FoI request on Gorst Bahrain talks ... who raised concerns about the country's human rights record and described the sheikh as a ...
This came as the Chairman of the Human Rights Committee at the Council of Representatives, MP Abdulrahman Bu Majeed met here Mohammed Juma Fuzaia, the Chairman of the Charter Committee, which is based on the Arab Charter on Human Rights which was adopted by the 16th Arab League's ...
The First Secretary regretted the on-going grave breaches of human rights in many regions across the globe, posing "an extremely complex ...
The activist group, Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain, sent letters Wednesday to the U.S. State Department and Defense ...
Manama , Nov. 2 (BNA): Deputy President of the National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR) Abdullah Al Derazi received Deputy Director of ...
Bahrain's public prosecutor charged Ali Salman, secretary-general of the ... Human rights groups have accused Bahrain of clamping down on ...
Human rights activists are urging the US to suspend the diplomatic visa of Prince Nasser bin Hamad al-Khalifa over allegations of torture during ...
Manama, Oct.31 (BNA): National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR) ... the efforts of the national watchdog to promote human rights in Bahrain, ...
Three relatives of an outspoken critic of the Bahraini government, Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei, who lives in exile in the UK, were each sentenced ...
(Beirut) – A criminal court in Manama on October 30, 2017, sentenced three relatives of a prominent exiled Bahraini human rights defender to ...
“Bahrain has managed to violate Sayed Alawi's fundamental human rights in multiple ways – forcibly disappearing him, detaining him without ...
... human rights in my home country, Bahrain, during the Arab spring, I endured ... The Bahraini government revoked my citizenship in 2015 in ...
Human rights defenders from more than 80 countries flood Dublin Castle ... The second young Bahraini woman we invited in her place - who ...
Having exhausted all appeals, the two face execution at any moment. They - and their families - know that only a concerted effort from the ...
Iranian Parliament's General Director for International Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, in a new post on his official Twitter page, urged the UN to pay due attention to violation of human rights in Bahrain as regards detention of Sheikh Isa Qassim, Bahrain's prominent Shia cleric. “Health status of Sheikh Isa ...
At around 2.30pm local time today, human rights defender Nedal Al Salman went to Bahrain's airport near the capital Manama to board a flight to nearby Dubai. She was stopped and told she wasn't allowed to travel.
10 (BNA): Chairman of the Arab Human Rights Committee (The Charter Committee), Mohammed Juma Fuzaia, has praised Bahrain's ...
This week, authorities transferred the president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, Nabeel Rajab, from a clinic to Jau Prison, an institution ...
Geneva, Sep. 22 (BNA): Chairman of the Human Rights Committee at the Shura Council, Ahmed Mahdi Al-Haddad, has asserted that the ...
Geneva, Sep. 22 (BNA): The delegates to the 36th Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva yesterday praised the statement made by ...
It is against human rights activists being persecuted or subjected to any form of threat, retaliation or arbitrary arrests. Free expression and ...
GENEVA (21 September 2017) - The Human Rights Council this morning adopted the outcomes of the Universal Periodic Review of Bahrain, ...
The human rights situation in Bahrain has deteriorated dramatically in the period leading up to and since Bahrain's third UPR in May 2017.
The extraordinary claim by Bahrain's National Institute for Human Rights (NIHR), a body established with the British Foreign Office to ...
The Assistant Foreign Minister affirmed that the Kingdom of Bahrain has accomplished pioneering achievements in respect for human rights ...
Bahrain has rejected a report from Amnesty International which detailed incidents of a government crackdown on protests and dissent, often by ...


 

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