The Crackdown on Human Rights and Freedoms in Bahrain

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House of Commons ,

1 Parliament Street, Westminster

Conference Room A

london

SW1A 2JR

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Bahraini authorities continue to detain and harass scores of activists and journalists since nationwide anti-government protest in 2011.

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Hosted by the Rt Hon Alistair Carmichael MP

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 protester 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.

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Lucilla Berwick, Research and Advocacy Associate, Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD).

Bahar Saba, Middle east and North Africa Caseworker, Reprieve.

Sayed Alwadaei, Director of Advocacy, BIRD.

Olivia Rosenstorm,Barrister and human rights specialist .

Ali Mushaima, son of jaild Bahraini opposition leader,Hassan Mushaima.

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House of Commons ,

1 Parliament Street, Westminster

Conference Room A

london

SW1A 2JR

United Kingdom

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