Friday’s tragic events in two Mosques in New Zealand is deeply shocking and has caused us all great pain. As people of faith, we lock arms in solidarity with all those affected by this heinous crime. We share in remembrance and prayer for the deceased, the injured, their families and all those who have suffered hurt.
The top court in Western-allied Bahrain upheld three-year jail terms against three relatives of a prominent political activist, a rights group said on Monday, in a case the United Nations says is an unlawful act of reprisal over family connections.
At this time, Christians across the world remember the birth of the Messiah Jesus Christ, may Peace and Blessings be upon him; one who was strengthened by the Holy Spirit. Muslims too recount the sacred teachings of this exalted Prophet.
20 December 2018 – On Monday 17 December, the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) attended an event in Parliament chaired by Liberal Democrat MP Tom Brake, to commemorate Bahrain Martyrs’ Day. At the event, experts on Bahrain discussed the human rights violations perpetrated by the government against civilians and shared the stories of…
The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society (SABS) organised a drop-in at the Scottish Parliament, sponsored by Bill Kidd MSP, for members of the Scottish Parliament to meet with SABS, the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS), the St Andrew’s Sporting Club (with British bantamweight boxing champion Kash Farooq, Ambassador for SABS’ Blood Donation Campaign), the Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL), the Edinburgh City Football Club and the Scottish Ambulance Service on Wednesday 12th December.
(Beirut) – The upcoming parliamentary elections in Bahrain, scheduled for November 24, 2018, are occurring in a repressive political environment that is not conducive to free elections, Human Rights Watch said today. Bahrain’s allies should encourage the Bahraini government to take all the necessary steps to reform laws undermining freedom of expression and assembly and to release detained opposition figures.
For more on the US Senate vote and the Bahrain elections, see ADHRB Weekly 278, accessible here.
15 November 2018 – On 12 November, Formula One expressed concern for Bahraini female political prisoner, Najah Yusuf, whose conviction involves criticising the Bahraini government and the Bahrain Grand Prix 2017. In June 2018, Najah was found guilty for, according to the Public Prosecution, promoting and encouraging people “to overthrow the political and social systems”….
The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society, with the support of Interfaith Scotland and the United Nations House Scotland, launched Imam Hussain Day in Scotland on 12th October 2018. This will be an annual day in the national calendar to remember and celebrate the life, achievements, and influential teachings of Imam Hussain; a role model to over 1 Billion Muslims worldwide.