Expert Panel Discussion
The Crackdown on Human Rights and Freedoms in Bahrain
Organised by the Arab Organisation for Human Rights in the UK (AOHRUK)
and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD)
The recent years in Bahrain have been marked by a particularly harsh crackdown on opponents, human rights defenders, activists, and journalists. The fundamental rights to free speech and association have been under serious threat with widespread arrests, disappearances, torture, and even executions of those who have challenged the Bahraini authorities. A protestor at the embassy of Bahrain in London was threatened with being thrown of the roof of the embassy in July, which required the UK police to intervene and storm the embassy. A recent alarming report has highlighted that female activists in detention have been signaled out for sexual and psychological torture. The panelists and experts at the event will highlight the deteriorating state of human rights and freedoms in Bahrain and address the actions that should be taken by governments and the international community to end these abuses and hold the perpetrators to account. The event will be held at Parliament, hosted by the Rt Hon Alistair Carmichael MP.
Speakers will include:
Research and Advocacy Associate, Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD)
Middle East and North Africa Caseworker, Reprieve
Director of Advocacy, BIRD.
son of jailed Bahraini opposition leader, Hassan Mushaima
Thursday, 17 October 2019, 6pm-7.30pm.
House of Commons
Conference Room A
Entrance on 1 Parliament Street, Westminster, SW1A 2JR
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