Bahrain: Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review 13th Session 21st May – 1st June 2012

Bahrain

Executive Summary

In this submission, the Islamic Human Rights Commission provides information under sections B, C and D as stipulated in the General Guidelines for the Preparation of Information under the Universal Periodic Review. Under section B, the Islamic Human Rights Commission gives background information about the serious human rights violations citizens of Bahrain are experiencing. Under section C, the Islamic Human Rights Commission raises concern in relation to Disappearances, lack of due process, political prisoners, Freedom of association and Right to a fair trial, death penalties for protests and targeted violence and killings and the Freedom of speech of Bahrainis. Under section D, the Islamic Human Rights Commission makes a number of recommendations regarding action that should be taken by the government.