Category Archives: Freedom of assembly

Two-Year Prison Term Handed down to Head of Highest Shiite Religious Institution in Bahrain

A Bahraini court sentenced on Wednesday (August 31, 2016) Shiite cleric Sayed Majeed Al-Mashaal, the... more

Bahraini authorities start handing over prison sentences for protesters for peaceful assembly at Duraz sit-in

The courts in Bahrain have moved forward to hand down prison sentences against protesters from... more

UN Rapporteur Very Concerned by Bahraini Authorities’ Summoning of Sheikh Maytham al-Salman

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of... more

Bahrain Escalates Arrests of Protesters at Duraz Sit-in, Continues to Criminalize and Threaten Freedom of Assembly

In the past week, the authorities have escalated their targeting of protesters in Duraz. The... more

Bahrain: Head of Largest Shiite Religious Body’s Trial Abruptly Launched

Bahrain Mirror: A Bahraini court held the first trial of head of the largest Shiite... more

Germany: Federal Foreign Office on the dissolution of the Bahraini opposition party Al Wefaq

Today (18 July), a Federal Foreign Office spokesperson issued the following statement on the most recent... more

UNHRC: Press briefing notes on Turkey, Israel and Bahrain

We deeply regret the decision by a Bahraini court on Sunday to dissolve Al Wefaq,... more

France: Bahrain – Dissolution of al-Wefaq (July 17, 2016)

France deplores the decision of Bahrain’s Supreme Administrative Court to order, on July 17, that... more

Foreign Secretary statement on the dissolution of Al Wefaq in Bahrain

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said: I am deeply concerned by the decision of the Bahraini... more

Bahrain: UN chief condemns dissolution of Al-Wefaq political party

18 July 2016 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today deplores the dissolution of the main opposition... more