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ADHRB Director to Bahrain Mirror: Al-Dossari Exhibits Lack of Diplomatic Experience for Attacking OHCHR at the UN

SHAFAQNA - The Bahraini activist and executive director of Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) Husain Abdulla said that the recommendations presented to Bahrain, during the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on Bahrain's…

Sheikh Isa Qassim - The making of an absolute monarchy and the man who spoke against it!

SHAFAQNA - “Either we live on this land as free men, or die and be buried as pious men. We have no other choice.” Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr Once upon a time Bahrain kingdom island functioned as unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy…

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

SHAFAQNA - Sheikh Hussain al-Daihi, the deputy secretary general of the dissolved al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, described Manama’s ban on Friday prayers as unprecedented in the history of Islam, Arabic-language Lualua television network…

STOP REPRESSIONS IN BAHRAIN

SHAFAQNA -26.09.2016 Public letter of a group of American and European academicians and media commentators to UNSG on Bahrain and the situation of the popular leader Sheikh Isa Qassim. H. E. Mr. Ban Ki-Moon Secretary General…

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

SHAFAQNA - Bahraini Shiite clerics said they welcome the speech of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Prince Zeid bin Ra'ad Al-Hussein, and the statement issued by 35 member states of the Human Rights Council. In a statement…

US urges Bahrain to free jailed rights activist Nabeel Rajab

SHAFAQNA - The United States voiced concern on Tuesday about the detention of leading Bahraini democracy campaigner Nabeel Rajab and called on the Manama government to release him immediately. The call by the U.S. State Department came just…