(Beirut) – Bahrain’s human rights record worsened in 2019, as the government carried out executions, convicted critics for peaceful expression, and threatened social media activists, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2020 . The government executed three people in July, including two prisoners convicted in a mass trial marred by serious due process violations and allegations of torture.
05 December 2019 – Last week, on 29 November, the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) sent letters to both the Vice-Chancellor and President of the Student Union (SU) at the University of Huddersfield urging the institution to abolish a Master’s programme, an MSc in Security Science, reserved for students from Bahrain’s Royal Academy…
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18 October – Yesterday, the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) and the Arab Organisation for Human Rights in the UK (AOHR) co-hosted an event at Parliament to highlight the deteriorating state of human rights in Bahrain. The event included a panel of experts who discussed the brutal crackdown on political opposition, human rights…
Eventbrite – Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy presents The Crackdown on Human Rights and Freedoms in Bahrain – Thursday, 17 October 2019 at Conference Room A, House of Commons (Entrance on 1 Parliament Street), London, England. Find event and ticket information.
Breaking the Silence: Bahraini Women Political Prisoners Expose Systemic Abuses – Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain
Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy are pleased to release Breaking the Silence: Bahraini Women Political Prisoners Expose Systemic Abuses, which examines the cases of nine former and current women political prisoners in Bahrain from the moment of their …
On Tuesday 10th September, Ameed Versace of the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society delivered a Time for Reflection on the Day of Ashura to Members of The Scottish Parliament. The Day of Ashura is observed by Muslims across the world.
The Bahraini authorities must urgently halt the imminent execution of two men who were convicted after a grossly unfair mass trial after they were tortured to confess, said Amnesty International today. The organization has reason to believe that Ali Mohamed al-Arab and Ahmed Issa al-Malali, who were convicted of a series of offences including “forming and joining a terrorist group”, could be executed within 24 hours.
While Shi’a Muslims remain in the minority in Europe, including within universities, the past decade has witnessed the growing profile of Shi’ism on university campuses, especially in Britain. In particular, there has been an emphasis on campaigns that prioritise notions of justice, equality, and human rights.