Advocacy / Bahrain

Release Dr Abduljalil al-Singace: Joint Letter to Bahraini authorities marking 1000 days of hunger strike

April 03, 2024

MENA Rights Group joins 25+ civil society organisations in urging Bahraini authorities to release and provide adequate healthcare to human rights defender Dr Abduljalil al-Singace, who marks 1,000 days on a liquids-only hunger strike on April 3, 2024.

Bahrain and Egypt’s National Human Rights Institutions raise concerns at the UN

December 06, 2023

MENA Rights Group welcomes the Sub-Committee on Accreditation's decision to defer the review of Bahrain and Egypt's National Human Rights Institutions, which cited their lack of compliance with the Paris Principles.

Bahrain and Egypt's National Human Rights Institutions failing to protect human rights

October 23, 2023

Led by MENA Rights Group, 17 civil society organisations urged the Sub-Committee on Accreditation not to grant Bahrain and Egypt's National Human Rights Institutions status "A" given that they fail to comply with the Paris principles.

Human rights organisations call on the Inter-Parliamentary Union to raise concerns on the human rights situation in Bahrain

March 07, 2023

MENA Rights Group joined 21 human rights organisations in urging parliamentarians to publicly raise concerns on the state of political freedom and human rights in Bahrain during the Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly in March. We issued a set of recommendations for the Bahraini government to undertake.

Joint Letter: Free Dr Abduljalil Al-Singace after a year and half of hunger strike

January 15, 2023

To mark Al-Singace's birthday on January 15, 2023, MENA Rights Group joined NGOs in urging Bahrain authorities to release him immediately and unconditionally.

Rights groups condemn F1’s “double standard” for racing in Bahrain amidst “continued institutionalized repression”

March 17, 2022

In a joint letter to the CEO of the Formula One Group, Stefano Domenicali, 27 human rights organisations called on Formula One to publicly acknowledge the human rights violations taking place in Bahrain and refrain from contributing to the sportswashing of such abuses. The coalition of organisations further called on Formula One to review their official policy on racing in Bahrain, as well as Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, given their roles in the military campaign in Yemen.

NGOs urge RoyalJet to clarify involvement in wrongful extradition of dissident Ahmed Jaafar Mohamed Ali to Bahrain

January 31, 2022

On January 24, 2022, Serbian authorities extradited Bahraini dissident Ahmed Jaafar Mohamed Ali back to Bahrain, where he faces torture. The extradition, which was in violation of the European Court of Human Rights’ request for interim measures, was carried out by UAE-based charter operator, RoyalJet. On January 31, 2022, over 10 human rights NGOs wrote to the CEO of RoyalJet, Rob Dicastri, requesting that the company clarify its involvement in Ali’s wrongful extradition.

Bahrain: Request for support to free imprisoned human rights defender Dr Abduljalil AlSingace, on hunger strike since July 2021

January 17, 2022

MENA Rights Group joins a coalition of 27 human rights organisations urging the United Kingdom’s Foreign Secretary, the United States Secretary of State, Germany’s Foreign Minister, the EU Special Representative for Human Rights and Secretary-General of the Council of Europe to call for the immediate and unconditional release of Bahraini academic and human rights defender, Dr Abduljalil AlSingace. The letter below is addressed to the EU High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, the EU Special Representative for Human Rights and Secretary General of the Council of Europe.

Call for the release of prisoners of conscience in the Gulf in light of the lifting of Qatar blockade

February 04, 2021

On January 5, 2021, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, and Egypt, signed a “solidarity and stability” agreement, at the Gulf Cooperation Council summit in Al-Ulah, Saudi Arabia, ending the blockade on Qatar.