Human rights

Sheikh Hussain al-Daihi slams Bahraini regime’s ban on friday...

SHAFAQNA - Sheikh Hussain al-Daihi, the deputy secretary general of the dissolved al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, described Manama’s ban on...

Nigerian rights group urges unconditional release of Sheikh Ibrahim...

SHAFAQNA - "Any further delay in releasing Zakzaky will represent a direct and serious affront to the rule of law,...
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UN urges Bahrain to release top activist – Shafaqna’s...

SHAFAQNA - Calls are growing on the Bahraini regime to end a campaign of harassment against prominent rights defender Nabeel...

Bahraini Figure Slams London’s Support for Manama Crackdown on...

SHAFAQNA - The representative of prominent Bahraini cleric Sheikh Isa Ahmed Qassim in Iran said the Al Khalifa regime’s recent...

Bahraini forces clash with protesters marking Martyrs’ Day

SHAFAQNA - The protests were held in Sitra, Nawidarat and Abu Saiba on Friday, the Arabic-language Bahrain Mirror news website...

UK foreign secretary urged to pressure Manama to release...

SHAFAQNA - More than 20 MPs from the Conservatives, Labour, the Scottish National party, the Democratic Unionist party, the Liberal...

#FREETHE3 – Activists call for public to petition officials...

SHAFAQNA - Right activists have launched a new campaign on behalf of Saudi Arabia's imprisoned youth, calling on the...

UK/Gulf: Saudi Arabia: Theresa May should condemn Saudi death...

SHAFAQNA - The British PM should use her meeting with the King of Saudi Arabia to condemn the country's sentencing...

Bahrain court issues flurry of convictions: trials of Sheikh...

SHAFAQNA - On Sunday, Bahrain’s al-Wasat newspaper reported that the court had issued death sentences against three and life terms...

Kofi Annan to probe army abuse against Muslim minority...

SHAFAQNA -  Former UN chief Kofi Annan is on a fact-finding mission in Myanmar to probe a bloody army...

World Bank warns of water shortage in Gaza Strip

SHAFAQNA - The World Bank has expressed deep concern over the deteriorating clean water shortage in the Gaza Strip, saying...

UK group delivers Rohingya petition to Myanmar embassy

SHAFAQNA - A U.K.-based pressure group has delivered a thousands-strong petition to Myanmar’s London embassy calling on the country’s government...

UN human rights expert group to visit South Sudan,...

SHAFAQNA- mareeg-Members of the UN Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan will undertake their second field mission to South...

Israel Threatens Religious Freedom of Muslims

SHAFAQNA - The proposal has outraged Palestinians and Arab Israelis, while government watchdogs call it a threat to religious freedom...

Muslim Girl, 10, writes letter to Donald Trump, begs...

SHAFAQNA - During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump proposed a total ban on the immigration of Muslims to the...

Turkey: Erdogan urged to reopen TV station

SHAFAQNA - The Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) has written to the Turkish PM Tayyip Erdogan protesting the recent closure...

Nigeria: President Buhari must protect Arbaeen commemorations

SHAFAQNA - The Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) has written to the Nigerian president demanding that he ensures the protection...

Saudi plays UN Human Rights Council to cover up...

SHAFAQNA - This week, Saudi Arabia will be re-elected to the UN Human Right Council (HRC) for the fourth time,...

Myanmar involved in cleansing Rakhine of Muslims

SHAFAQNA - Jahangir Mohammad, director of the Center for Muslim Affairs from Manchester, said Myanmar’s government and military are pursuing...

Saudi female opposition figure died under torture

SHAFAQNA - The director and founder of Washington-based Institute for Gulf Affairs, Ali al-Ahmed, wrote on his Twitter account...

Indifference to ban Islamic Movement in Nigeria will lead...

SHAFAQNA - The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), says the ban on its movement by the Kaduna state government shows...

Bahrain court overturns 9-year jail term against Sheikh Ali...

SHAFAQNA - A top court in Bahrain on Monday overturned a nine-year jail term against prominent opposition group chief, Sheikh...

Vigil for Nigeria martyrs to be held in London...

SHAFAQNA - The Islamic Human Rights Commission will be holding a vigil outside the Nigerian High Commission (9 Northumberland Ave,...

UN human rights watchdog orders Saudi Arabia to stop...

SHAFAQNA IN COLLABORATION WITH THE WORLD SHIA FORUM - The United Nations has called on Saudi Arabia to repeal laws that allow...

Nigeria: State ban entrenches persecution of Nigerian Islamic Movement

SHAFAQNA - IHRC condemns yesterday's announcement by the Kaduna state government in Nigeria to proscribe the country's Islamic Movement (IMN). According...

PEN to Protest outside FCO Thursday in Solidarity with...

SHAFAQNA IN COLLABORATION WITH THE BAHRAIN MIRROR - The "ENGLISH PEN" association called to join its solidarity stand outside the...

Prince Charles to visit Bahrain: Here are some things...

SHAFAQNA - Prince Charles is to make an official visit to Bahrain in November despite the escalating human rights crackdown...

Bahraini Clerics Welcome High Commissioner’s Speech and 35-Member State...

SHAFAQNA - Bahraini Shiite clerics said they welcome the speech of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Prince...

Gaza udner attack by Israeli jets

SHAFAQNA - Warplanes of the Israeli regime attacked targets in Gaza Strip in yet another aggression against the besieged enclave. Tel...

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights calls on Bahrain...

SHAFAQNA - The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Prince Zeid bin Ra’ad Al Hussein, called of Bahrain to halt...

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