12 May 2011 (Thursday)
5.30pm – 7.3
House of Lords, Committee Room 4,
enter via Cromwell Green entran
Nearest train / tube: Westminster (Jubilee, District and Circle Line)
Islamic Human Rights Commission and Lord Avebury are holding an emergency briefing on the human rights situation in Bahrain on Thursday 12 May at the House of Lords.
IHRC has worked on the issue of Bahrain for over 14years and will bring together its current work with that of experts in the field.
Chair of IHRC, Massoud Shadjareh said:
“There is much obfuscation about the key issues in Bahrain due to the sectarian narrative of the Saudi and Bahraini regimes. It is imperative that law makers in the UK are helped to see beyond the propaganda.”
IHRC aims to highlight some of the many instances of government oppression and suppression of human rights that have occurred during this period, all of which have roots in an historic and institutionalised system of inequality and injustice.
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Notes to Editors:
IHRC Recent reports, briefings and observer missions to Bahrain include:
- Emergency Briefing on the Human Rights Situation in Bahrain
- BROKEN PROMISES: Human Rights, Constitutionalism and Socio-economic Exclusion in Bahrain
- Report of the Trial Monitor in the Ma’ameer and Adary Park Cases, Bahrain, 2010
- Report of the Trial Monitor in the Karzakan and Ma’ameer cases, Bahrain, 2009
- Briefing note – Bahrain
- Open letter to Khalifa bin Sulman Al Khalifa, prime minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain.
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