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Rights groups criticise Formula One over Bahrain stance (Reuters, 6 March 2019)LONDON (Reuters) – Human rights groups accused Formula One on Wednesday of ignoring abuses allegedly related to the Bahrain Grand Prix, urging the sports’ leaders to honour commitments and take a stronger stance. Human Rights Watch (HRW), the London-based Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) and Index on Censorship were among 17 signatories of […]
Groups call on Michelle Bachelet for heightened UN scrutiny of human rights violations in BahrainNGOs call for co-ordinated international action and public scrutiny to address the government of Bahrain's ongoing attacks on civil society and to hold the kingdom accountable to its commitments to international human rights laws and standards
Bahraini injustice: Nabeel Rajab conviction for tweeting upheldBahrain’s Court of Cassation has upheld human rights activist Nabeel Rajab’s five-year conviction for critical tweets made from his account condemning Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen and the use of torture at Bahrain’s notorious Jau Prison.
Authors demand Bahraini king to ensure ‘rights’ for prisoner (Al Jazeera, 6 September 2018)Margaret Atwood, Elif Shafak and Ali Smith are just two among a group of leading writers piling pressure on the Bahraini king to intervene in the case of a detained political leader who was stripped of the right to read in jail. Read the full article
Bahraini activist Ali Mushaima hospitalisedBahraini activist Ali Mushaima was hospitalised after completing one month of his hunger strike outside the Bahrain Embassy in London to protest the inhuman treatment of his 70-year-old father, political prisoner Hassan Mushaima, while serving a life sentence in Bahrain.
UN declares Nabeel Rajab’s imprisonment unlawful, warns arbitrary detention in Bahrain may amount to “crimes against humanity”It finds that Rajab should never have been prosecuted and that Bahraini authorities employed “vague and overly broad” legal provisions to target him for his “political views and convictions”