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The Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) is a London-based not-for-profit organisation advocating for human rights in Bahrain.
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BIRD Oct 18
Parliamentary Event – The Crackdown on Human Rights in Bahrain
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BIRD Oct 17
Discussion with the audience on whether UN Special Rapporteur visits to are realistic. “UN Mechanisms need reform” -
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BIRD Oct 17
Replying to @SAlwadaei
"Since we are sitting here in Parliament, I feel that we do have a say, and that Pariliament can hold this government to account. With everyone's support, hopefully we can get that." - concluding his talk.
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BIRD Oct 17
answering questions on the strong ties between the UK and and how this has en effect on preventing sanctions.
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BIRD Oct 17
Replying to @BirdBahrain_
Prisoners on in face only two options - break your strike in order to receive treatment.
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BIRD Oct 17
Replying to @MoosaAkrawi
We caught significant video evidence of a timber block being used to beat . “I expected significant sanctions” but the FCO minister was silent on the issue & the Embassy faced no consequences.
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BIRD Oct 17
Replying to @MoosaAkrawi
tried to stop executions by protesting on the roof of the Embassy in London. He was attacked by staff members while screaming for help. Unprecedentedly, police broke into the embassy to protect Moosa’s life.
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BIRD Oct 17
Replying to @BirdBahrain_
Despite condemnation from international bodies, mainstream news such as The Guardian, and voices from all over the world, there remained the feeling of helplessness and the executions in continued.
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BIRD Oct 17
Replying to @BirdBahrain_
“We received a call from the central prison” in saying we have to come for a visit today. A few hours later, 3 torture victims were executed.” Executions are imminent and could be carried out at any time - This is what I call "the feeling of helplessness"
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BIRD Oct 17
is last to speak on the situation in . He starts by playing an emotional phone call with his mother-in-law who repeatedly spoke of feeling “suffocated”.
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BIRD Oct 17
Replying to @BirdBahrain_
Tools moving forward: 1. Push for a UN General Assembly inquiry into 2. Economic pressure from the , and other countries 3. Possibility of imposing sanctions on individual offenders travelling to the UK
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BIRD Oct 17
Replying to @BirdBahrain_
As for the UK, we have heard of the failings of their engagement with . Trade and security agreements must have [considerations] to them if they are to happen at all.
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BIRD Oct 17
Replying to @BirdBahrain_
In relation to the , the EU has economic power and can impose sanctions and refuse to trade with .
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BIRD Oct 17
Replying to @BirdBahrain_
Another option is to ask the ICC to investigate and/or prosecute individuals suspected of the human rights violations in .
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BIRD Oct 17
Replying to @BirdBahrain_
The and the have taken “quite a pragmatic and commercial approach” to abuses in . More legal action is needed. Bahrain has not been subject to collective action by the UN in recent times. It is not sufficient to express concern and condemn action.
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BIRD Oct 17
Replying to @NABEELRAJAB
Calls from the have been made to release ! Yet he remains behind bars.
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BIRD Oct 17
Replying to @BirdBahrain_
Olivia Rosenstrom explains that two detained human rights defenders in are being denied medical care. This is in violation of the .
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BIRD Oct 17
Replying to @BirdBahrain_
have ratified international conventions which they are violating - imprisoning political opposition, revoking citizenship, the use of the & the use of to retrieve confessions.
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BIRD Oct 17
Olivia Rosenstrom of discusses three what kind of violations are being perpertrated and what steps are being taken by the international community to end abuses in .
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BIRD Oct 17
Replying to @AMushaima
“We need to raise our voices to ... save the prisoners dying behind bars in ” -
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