Archive for the ‘Bahrain’ Category
(Beirut) – The Bahraini authorities should immediately release the prominent human rights activist Nabeel Rajab and overturn his conviction for posting an “insulting” tweet, which violates his freedom of expression.
(Beirut)– Bahraini authorities should immediately end the use of security forces to unlawfully attack peaceful protesters, Human Rights Watch said today. Riot police used teargas and sound bombs to disperse a demonstration on June 22, 2012, called by Al-Wefaq, Bahrain’s largest opposition group.
(Beirut)–A Bahrain court of appeal on June 14, 2012, upheld the convictions of nine doctors and medical personnel for transparently political offenses such as “inciting and participating in an illegal gathering." The charges, which stem from protests in 2011, violate basic rights such as free assemb
(Beirut) – Bahraini authorities should free Abdulhadi al-Khawaja and 13 other jailed leaders of last year’s anti-government protests immediately, Human Rights Watch said today. More than a year after they were arrested, the Bahraini authorities have produced no evidence that the jailed leaders were doing anything but exercising their basic human rights.
(Beirut) – The decision to go ahead with the Grand Prix on April 22, 2012, gives Bahrain’s rulers the opportunity they are seeking to obscure the seriousness of the country’s human rights situation, Human Rights Watch said today. The decision was announced on April 13 by the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) and the Formula One Teams Association.
Khadija al Mousawi et son mari Abdulhadi al Khawaja, actuellement en détention © DR
Par Khadija al Mousawi, épouse d’Abdulhadi al Khawaja, défenseur des droits humains actuellement en détention.
Ce billet a été publié pour la première fois le 6 septembre 2011
C’était un vendredi. Toute la famille était rassemblée dans l’appartement de ma fille, Fatima – nous [...]
(New York) – The League of Arab States should at its summit in Baghdad that began on March 27, 2012, commit to carrying out and monitoring the implementation of the targeted sanctions against the Syrian leadership it agreed to in November 2011, Human Rights Watch said today.