Bahrain

Bahrain must release arrested opposition leader, guarantee fair trial – UN rights office

The United Nations human rights office is urging Bahrain to immediately release opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman as well as all other persons convicted or detained for “merely exercising their fundamental rights to freedom of expression and assembly.”

UN experts urge Bahrain to drop charges against women activists

A group of United Nations human rights experts are urging the government of Bahrain to drop charges against three women human rights activists exercising their rights to free expression and free association.

Bahrain: UN rights office deplores activist's arrest

The United Nations Human Rights Office voiced alarm today at the detention of a prominent human rights defender by Bahraini authorities in the Gulf country’s second such incident in less than a month, and urged the Government of Bahrain to ensure the protection of all human rights activists within its borders.

UN human rights office welcomes conditional release of Bahraini rights defender

The United Nations Human Rights Office today welcomed the conditional release of Bahraini human rights defender Maryam Al-Khawaja, who had been in detention since her arrest at Manama airport on 30 August.

UN experts urge Bahrain to release prominent human rights defender

A group of independent United Nations experts today urged the Government of Bahrain to release prominent human rights defender Maryam Al-Khawaja, who has been detained since 30 August on charges of assaulting a police officer.

Independent UN human rights expert urges Bahrain to stop persecuting Shi’a Muslims

An independent United Nations human rights expert today urged the Government of Bahrain to stop the harassment and persecution of a Shi’a Muslim leader who was reportedly forced to leave the country following threats from State security agents to arrest him and his son.

Secretary-General condemns bomb attack in Bahrain

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the bomb attack on Monday in the village of Daih, Bahrain, which led to the death of three policemen.