BAHRAIN ACTIVISTS: Human rights group appeals for release of detained brothers

Manama – VIJAY SHAH As the government of Bahrain is being slammed for widespread human rights violations against protesters calling for greater transparency and democratic rights, a U.S. based charity is calling for the release of two young brothers detained by authorities in the Middle Eastern ‘oil state’ for activism and pro-democracy demands. Ahmed AlArab and Ali AlArab are facing arbitrary detention and were #tortured over allegations stemming from the escape of a group of individuals from #Bahrain’s notorious #Jau prison in January 2017 @ADHRB https://t.co/Hc7XaEGLs8 pic.twitter.com/BRsQOkoqCV — IFEX (@IFEX) February 18, 2018   Activist group Americans for Democracy & … Continue reading BAHRAIN ACTIVISTS: Human rights group appeals for release of detained brothers

WHO – Issues statement demanding unlimited aid access to Syrian crisis victims

Cairo – VIJAY SHAH The Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean (EMRO), a subdivision of the World Health Organization has released a statement calling for unimpeded and immediate access to civilians affected by the ongoing civil war in Syria, HEM News Agency exclusively reports. The statement, prepared in Cairo, Egypt and released today, expressed concerns for trapped victims of the war currently stranded in the eastern Ghouta district just outside the Syrian capital of Damascus, where there has been intense fighting between the army of Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad and various rebel groups.    EMRO believes that up to 400,000 … Continue reading WHO – Issues statement demanding unlimited aid access to Syrian crisis victims