By Saeed Kamali Dehghan
At a time when most 11-year-old boys are looking forward to the school holidays, Ali Hasan is preparing for his trial.
On Wednesday morning the primary school pupil from suburban Manama will stand in a Bahrain court and listen as the case against him is spelt out. The prosecution case: that Ali helped . . . → Read More: 11 year old boy on trial in Bahrain for assisting protesters
DUBAI: Amnesty International on Monday urged Saudi Arabia to free Shia prisoners arrested for taking part in “peaceful” protests and those detained without charge in the kingdom’s Eastern province.
In a report called “Dissident Voices Stifled in the Eastern Province,” where most of the country’s minority Shias live, the rights group said hundreds of individuals, mainly . . . → Read More: Amnesty International steps in to save Shia prisoners
The US Congress held a hearing on Balochistan this week. If this seems strange, that’s because it is. The US holding hearings on Balochistan seems rather like the National Assembly holding hearings on racism and human rights violations in the US – the right issue, but the wrong forum. After all, what do American Congressmen . . . → Read More: Balochistan, Pakistan’s other war
OTTAWA – Amnesty International wants the federal government to arrest former U.S. president George W. Bush when he visits British Columbia next week.
The rights body said both Canadian and international law require Canada to detain Bush and investigate him for war crimes and torture.
. . . → Read More: Canada should arrest Bush on his visit next week: Amnesty International
A Jeddah court sentenced a woman to flogging after she drove a car against the Saudi law, Amnesty International reported on Tuesday.
According to the sentence, the Saudi woman will be given 10 lashes, whereas two other women ― one in Jeddah and one in al Khobar ― are believed to be facing similar charges.
. . . → Read More: Lashes for the brave Saudi Woman