Dutch Senator Calls on IPU President to Urge Bahrain to Overturn Entry Denial of HRW Representatives
During her intervention in the inter-parliamentary union conference, Dutch Senator Petra Stienen called on IPU president Duarte Pacheco to urge Bahrain to overturn its decision to deny entry to Human Rights Watch representatives to attend the conference held in Manama.
Human Rights Watch Condemns IPU Silence on Bahrain's Violations
Human Rights Watch condemned in a statement today the Bahraini authorities' arrest of "four people over social media posts in early March 2023," noting that "one of those arrested had called for reform of Bahrain's parliamentary system ahead of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly in Manama."
IPU Spokesperson: We're Not Responsible for Bahrain's Cancellation of HRW Parliament Conference Visas
The IPU, which groups parliaments around the world and aims to promote democracy and human rights, said it was "aware" that Bahrain revoked entry visas issued to Human Rights Watch. A spokesperson said the IPU did not know of any other delegations that had had restrictions imposed on them to attend the meeting.
HRW Executive Director Tirana Hasan Continues Her Condemnation to Bahrain Via Twitter
Tirana Hassan, Human Rights Watch's acting executive director, published a series of tweets through which she condemned Bahrain over its human rights record and the visa cancellation of two Human Rights representatives, who were intending to attend the inter-parliamentary 146th assembly.
BPA: Bahraini Gov't Carries Out Arbitrary Arrests, Investigations against Activists Coinciding with IPU Assembly
The Bahrain Press Association (BPA) condemned the authorities' arrest of 4 citizens who are active on social media outlets, including lawyer Ibrahim Al-Mannai, Kassim Al-Hujairi, Ali Hassan and Ibrahim Khalil, coinciding with the 146th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) General Assembly in Manama.
HRW: Preventing Us from Attending IPU conference is Blatant Example of Bahrain's Escalating Repression
Human Rights Watch condemned the Bahraini authorities' revoking of the entry visas of two Human Rights Watch staff members to attend the 146th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly, although the organization holds permanent observer status with the IPU.
Bahrain Prevents Two HRW Representatives from Attending IPU Conference
The Bahraini government denied entry to two delegates representing Human Rights Watch, an observer organization within the Inter-Parliamentary Union, and withdrew their visas that it had granted them.
HRW: F1 Complicit in Whitewashing Bahrain's Dismal HR Record
Human Rights Watch stressed that "Formula 1" is complicit with governments that use international sporting events to whitewash their dismal rights record.
BIRD, HRW and Reprieve: UK Foreign Office's Report on Bahrain Misleading, should be Corrected
Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy, Human Rights Watch and Reprieve criticized the UK Foreign Office's 2021 Human Rights and Democracy Report, issued on December 9, 2022, and confirmed that it is fraught with inaccuracies that whitewash Bahrain's appalling human rights record and risk enabling abusers.
HRW on Political Isolation Laws: You Can't Call Bahrain A Democracy
Human Rights Watch said in a report issued on Monday (October 31, 2022) that the Bahraini government uses political isolation laws and a series of other tactics to keep activists and former opposition members away from public posts.
HR Groups Demand British University to End Links with Bahraini Police Force
Politicians and human rights groups have renewed calls for the University of Huddersfield to end its relationship with the Bahrain security services.
International Human Rights Report Documents Torture of 8 Detainees Sentenced to Death
A human rights report that documented the issuance of death sentences after torture and sham trials in Bahrain confirmed that court records of the Bahraini authorities show widespread human rights violations
HRW Demands EU to Shed Light on HR Violations in Gulf
Human Rights Watch (HRW) sent a letter to the European Union on its new partnership with the Gulf and called on the EU to shed light on the deteriorating human rights situation in the Gulf region.
HRW in its UN Report: Bahrain Failed to Comply with Previous Commitments in UPR
Human Rights Watch said in its report for the 41st of the UN Universal Periodic Review on human rights situation in Bahrain that Bahrain has failed to live up to the recommendations that it supported and pledges it made in the past three cycles of the Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review.
HRW: Saudi's Execution of 81 Men is Brutal Show of its Autocratic Rule and Justice System
Human Rights Watch condemned on Tuesday (March 15, 2022) what it deemed rampant and systemic abuses in Saudi Arabia's criminal justice system after the recent mass execution of 81 individuals, suggesting that it is highly unlikely that any of the men received a fair trial.
HRW: Law Reforms in Bahrain Have Done Little to Stem Abuses
Bill Van Esveld, associate children's rights director at Human Rights Watch, said that law reforms announced in Bahrain have done little to stem abuses.
Bahrain Arbitrarily Detains 6 Children in Orphanage: HRW and BIRD
Bahrain authorities are detaining six boys, ages 14 and 15, in a child welfare facility, the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy and Human Rights Watch said today.
HRW Urges Interpol to Seriously its Reform Red Notice System
Human Rights Watch's deputy Middle East director, Joe Stork, stressed that "Serbia's haste to extradite Ahmed Muhammad was simply unconscionable in light of the European human rights court injunction."
Public Prosecution Renews Detention of 6 Children for Seventh Time Despite HRW Criticism
The Public Prosecution renewed on Wednesday (February 2, 2022) the detention of 6 children from Sitra over the charge of attacking guard patrols.
HRW Director Asks about Implementation of Corrective Justice Law for Children with Continued Detention of 6 Children
Bill Vanesveld, associate children's rights director at Human Rights Watch in the Middle East and North Africa, questioned how Bahrain's Corrective Justice Law for Children is implemented, with the continued detention of 6 children between the age of 14 and 15.