NGOs around the world call on the Formula One Group to safeguard human rights in Bahrain during race events.
Some of the abuses appear to be directly related to Formula One’s activities in the country.
The kingdom has been under intense international criticism for its targeting of athletes and journalists.
Formula One’s recent response to concerns expressed by NGOs about jailed activist Najah Yusuf largely defaults to the narrative provided by the Government of Bahrain.
7 IFEX members are among 17 organisations urging Formula One to uphold its commitment to human rights by calling on Bahraini authorities to free Najah Yusuf, an activist imprisoned for expressing her opposition to F1 races being held in Bahrain.
Husain Abdulla, Executive Director of Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), speaks to IFEX about impunity in Bahrain.
Around 40 arrests have been carried out so far as Bahrainis marked the 8th anniversary of the uprising.
IFEX examines how the Bahraini government rewards oppressors while imposing a climate of terror on human rights defenders, dissidents and journalists.
The kingdom has long gotten away with torturing dissenters because its allies, including Australia, have not used their influence to press for change.
NGOs call on UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet to continue to monitor the situation in Bahrain and to raise concerns at the highest level, both publicly and privately.
Al-Singace was arrested and sentenced to life in prison following his involvement in the 2011 peaceful pro-democracy protests in Bahrain.
This systematic policy violates international conventions that protect citizens’ right to maintain their citizenships.
On 31 December 2018, the Bahraini Court of Cassation upheld renowned human rights defender Nabeel Rajab’s 5-year prison sentence for tweeting.
RSF calls for the immediate release of Hassan Mohammed Qambar, a Bahraini freelance photographer who completed his sixth month in detention.