Bahrain

  • January 27, 2018

    Campaigners are calling upon the Prime Minister to withdraw the invitation she has extended to Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman.

  • January 16, 2018

    The human rights organisation Reprieve has urged Boris Johnson, to intervene to halt repression in Bahrain, including the planned execution of political protesters. The call comes one year on from the Gulf Kingdom’s resumption of executions.

  • October 31, 2017

    Three relatives of an outspoken critic of the Bahraini government who lives in exile in the UK were each sentenced to three years in prison on what Amnesty International describes as 'trumped-up' charges.

  • September 25, 2017

    The Shadow Foreign Secretary has used her speech to Labour's annual conference to call for a “revolution of values” in UK foreign policy, including an overhaul of the way security assistance is provided to countries such as Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.

  • September 15, 2017

    Rights groups have urged the US to use a new type of sanction against foreign officials accused of rights abuses – including Saudi judges who have recently sentenced protesters to death.

  • June 14, 2017

    Arab countries engaged in a dispute with Qatar have shut down media outlets with links to or considered sympathetic to the Qatari government, Human Rights Watch said today.

  • April 14, 2017

    UK allies are bucking a trend towards the abolition of the death penalty worldwide, according to new figures

  • April 4, 2017

    The King of Bahrain ratified a constitutional amendment yesterday which paves the way for military trials of civilians, in yet another example of Bahrain's efforts to dismantle access to justice and fair trial, says Amnesty International.

  • February 16, 2017

    The authorities in Bahrain must refrain from using excessive force against protesters, Amnesty International has urged, as mass protests took place to mark the sixth anniversary of the country's 2011 uprising.

  • February 6, 2017

    UK authorities trained Bahrain’s police how to gather intelligence on protestors, and then tried to cover up the scheme, the international human rights group Reprieve has found. The project took place after protestors in the Gulf kingdom were rounded up and sentenced to death.