Bahrain Centre for Human Rights

Type: Organization
Name: Bahrain Centre for Human Rights
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Rights watchdog 'playing key role'

BAHRAIN'S main official human rights watchdog has dismissed claims made by international groups that questioned its independence and alleged failure to handle complaints.The National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR) has described the comments made ... [Published Gulf Daily News - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Bahrain - Open letter to Philip Hammond

29 NGOs submit letter to newly appointed Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond, urging a change of policy on Bahrain The Rt Honourable Philip Hammond MP Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth AffairsForeign and Commonwealth OfficeKing Charles ... [Published Reporters Without Borders - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 07 2014 - Updated Jul 07 2014 - 1 reports

Bahraini activist Nabeel Rajab on dialogue with the government, the international community and democracy

INTERVIEWThe veteran Bahrain human rights activist Nabeel Rajab has renewed his call for discussions with the government with the hope of ending more than three years of unrest in the Gulf island kingdom.Mr Rajab was freed in May after serving two years ... [Published Middle East Monitor - Jul 07 2014]
First reported Jul 04 2014 - Updated Jul 04 2014 - 1 reports

Medic to serve one year in jail for allegedly insulting Bahraini king

Dr. Saeed Al-Samahiji was arrested from his home to serve a one-year prison sentence for “insulting the King.” The alleged insult had taken place on 18 September 2013 at the funeral of a young protester who died as a result of excessive use of force by ... [Published Ifex - Jul 04 2014]
First reported Jul 04 2014 - Updated Jul 04 2014 - 1 reports

'Unfortunately we are ruled by a tribe'

DW: You were imprisoned for two years on charges relating to your participation in "unauthorized" protest marches. Can you tell me about your experience inside?Nabeel Rajab: Ninety percent of people in prison in Bahrain are there because of the political ... [Published Deutsche Welle - Jul 04 2014]
First reported Jun 26 2014 - Updated Jun 26 2014 - 1 reports

This Week: Iraq Flails, Egypt Punishes, and Israel Searches

Significant Developments Iraq. that the Iraqi parliament will convene Monday to form a new government. Meanwhile, prominent Shia religious leader Moqtada al-Sadr that would appeal to the demands of marginalized moderate Sunni citizens. Yesterday, prime ... [Published Council On Foreign Relations - Jun 26 2014]
Entities: Iraq, Egypt, Israel, John Kerry
First reported Jun 25 2014 - Updated Jun 26 2014 - 1 reports

Bahrain acquits key opposition figure

A Bahraini court on Wednesday acquitted a prominent opposition figure on charges of "inciting terrorism" and having links with a group that the government has designated as "terrorist".Khalil al-Marzooq, a former member of Parliament for the main Shia ... [Published Al Jazeera - Jun 25 2014]
Entities: Bahrain, Protest, Acquittal
First reported Mar 27 2014 - Updated Mar 27 2014 - 1 reports

Britain and Bahrain: still allied against democracy and human rights

An interview with Maryam al-Khawaja, a leading Bahraini human rights activist, on the continuing protests in Bahrain, the regime’s continued repression and the UK’s involvement in the ongoing situation. Maryam al-Khawaja is the Acting President of the ... [Published open Democracy News Analysis - - Mar 27 2014]
First reported Mar 17 2014 - Updated Mar 18 2014 - 1 reports

Syria - Free Key Rights Defenders

Government Arbitrarily Holds Darwish, Colleagues Despite UN Demands (Geneva, March 17, 2014) – The government of Syria should immediately and unconditionally release the arbitrarily detained human rights defender Mazen Darwish and his colleagues ... [Published Reporters Without Borders - Mar 17 2014]

Quotes

"We are looking for the NIHR in Bahrain to get accredited with 'A status'" Dr Al Deerazi added
...recommended that if there was no “ significant progress by the start of 2014 ”, the FCO should “ designate Bahrain as a ‘country of concern "” in its next Human Rights Report1. Despite this recommendation, the FCO did not list Bahrain as a country of concern in the 2013 Human Rights and Democracy Report, but merely as a brief ‘ case study '. The human rights report further declared that:"
"Yes. I am worried but I know these worries will not stop me. If you tell me 'you have two choices, to keep quiet or be in prison', I will say I do not want to be in prison but I do not want to stop talking. Being silent is not an option. I will be sad, angry, upset if I go back to jail but whatever happens I will not make that bargain. I will continue my struggle for democracy."

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Rights watchdog 'playing key role' [Published Gulf Daily News - Jul 29 2014]
Bahrain - Open letter to Philip Hammond [Published Reporters Without Borders - Jul 22 2014]
Bahraini activist Nabeel Rajab on dialogue with... [Published Middle East Monitor - Jul 07 2014]
Medic to serve one year in jail for allegedly i... [Published Ifex - Jul 04 2014]
'Unfortunately we are ruled by a tribe' [Published Deutsche Welle - Jul 04 2014]
This Week: Iraq Flails, Egypt Punishes, and Isr... [Published Council On Foreign Relations - Jun 26 2014]
Bahrain acquits key opposition figure [Published Al Jazeera - Jun 25 2014]
Britain and Bahrain: still allied against democ... [Published open Democracy News Analysis - - Mar 27 2014]
Syria - Free Key Rights Defenders [Published Reporters Without Borders - Mar 17 2014]
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