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Resoluciones del PE

Human rights situation in Bahrain, notably the case of Nabeel Rajab

The European Parliament adopted by 479 votes to 97 with 58 abstentions, a resolution on the human rights situation in Bahrain, notably the case of Nabeel Rajab.

The resolution was tabled by the S&D, ALDE, Greens/EFA, GUE/NGL, and EFDD groups.

Parliament called for the immediate release of all those detained solely for their peaceful human rights and political activities, and in particular of leading human rights defender Nabeel Rajab who was sentenced to 5 years imprisonment in relation to tweets he posted on alleged torture in Bahrain's Jaw prison and the Saudi Arabia-led coalition air strikes in Yemen, on charges based on provisions that criminalise the right to freedom of expression. [...]

Executions in Kuwait and Bahrain, 16 February 2017

The European Parliament adopted a resolution on executions in Kuwait and Bahrain.

The text adopted in plenary was tabled by the EPP, S&D, ALDE, GUE/NGL, Greens/EFA and EFDD groups.

Members deeply deplored the decision of Kuwait and Bahrain to return to the practice of capital punishment. They reiterated their condemnation of the use of the death penalty, and strongly supported the introduction of a moratorium on the death penalty as a step towards its abolition.

Member called on the Bahraini authorities to halt the executions of Mohamed Ramadan and Hussein Moosa, and to ensure a retrial in compliance with international standards.

Parliament called on the governments of Kuwait and Bahrain to:
issue an immediate and open invitation to the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment to conduct a country visit, and to allow unfettered access to detainees and to all places of detention [...]

Bahrain, July 2016

The European Parliament adopted a resolution on Bahrain.

The text adopted in plenary was adopted by the EPP, S&D, ECR, ALDE, Greens/EFA and EFDD groups.

Parliament recalled that over the past month, Bahrain has intensified its campaign of repression and persecution of human rights defenders and political opposition. The Bahraini authorities continue to use revocation of citizenship as a means of political repression.

Against this background, Members called for an end to all acts of violence, harassment and intimidation, including at judicial level, and to the censorship of human rights defenders, political opponents, peaceful protesters and civil society actors by state authorities and the security forces and services.

They condemned the imposition of travel bans on the delegation of human rights activists on their way to attend the 32nd session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.[...]

Bahrain: the case of Mohammed Ramadan, 4 February 2016

The European Parliament adopted a resolution on Bahrain: the case of Mohammed Ramada.

The text adopted in plenary was tabled by the EPP, S&D, ALDE, GUE/NGL, Greens/EFA and EFDD groups.

Members recalled that Mr Ramadan was allegedly arrested without a warrant and tortured. On 29 December 2014, a Bahraini criminal court sentenced Mr Ramadan and Mr Moosa to death based on allegations of terrorism.

Members expressed its concern and disappointment over Bahrain's return to the practice of capital punishment and condemned firmly the continuing use of torture and other cruel or degrading treatment or punishment against prisoners by the security forces.

They stressed the obligation to ensure that human rights defenders are protected and allowed to conduct their work without hindrance, intimidation or harassment and called on the competent authorities to undertake a prompt and impartial investigation into all allegations of torture [...]

Bahrain, in particular the case of Nabeel Rajab, 9 July 2015

The European Parliament adopted by 65 votes to 2, with 21 abstentions, a resolution on Bahrain, in particular the case of Nabeel Rajab.

The resolution was tabled by the S&D, ALDE, GUE/NGL, Greens/EFA, EFDD groups.

Members recalled that Nabeel Rajab, Bahraini human rights defender and President of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), Deputy Secretary-General of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), was sentenced to six months imprisonment simply for peacefully exercising his freedom of expression.

Nabeel Rajab has served several prison sentences as have a considerable number of human rights defenders in Bahrain.

Under these circumstances, Members called for the dropping of charges and immediate and unconditional release of all human rights defenders, political activists and other individuals detained and charged with alleged violations related to the rights of expression, including Nabeel Rajab. [...]

Bahrain, cases of Nabeel Rajab, Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, Ibrahim Sharif, February 2014

The European Parliament adopted by 48 votes to 0 with 7 abstentions a resolution on Bahrain and in particular the cases of Nabeel Rajab, Abdulhadi al-Khawaja and Ibrahim Sharif.

The resolution was tabled by the EPP, S&D, Greens/EFA and ALDE groups.

It condemned all human rights violations in Bahrain and called for the immediate and unconditional release of all prisoners of conscience, political activists, journalists, human rights defenders and peaceful protesters, including Nabeel Rajab, Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, Ibrahim Sharif, Naji Fateel, and Zainab Al-Khawaja.[...]

The human rights situation in Bahrain, September 2013

The European Parliament adopted by 39 votes to 0 with 7 abstentions a resolution on the situation in Bahrain.

The resolution was tabled by the Greens/EFA, EPP, ALDE, and S&D groups.

It calls on the Bahraini authorities to respect human rights and fundamental freedoms, and calls for a lifting of the ban on the right to peaceful demonstrations and free assembly in the capital, Manama.

Members recall that, ahead of the peaceful protest planned in Manama on 14 August 2013, the King of Bahrain ordered the implementation of recommendations passed by the Parliament, which include the banning of all sit-ins, assemblies and protests in the capital, further limitations on social media activities, an increase in the detention period and withdrawal of the citizenship of anyone found guilty of committing or inciting an act of terrorism.

Parliament stresses that more must be done to improve the human rights situation in the country. [...]

The human rights situation in Bahrain, January 2013

The European Parliament adopted a resolution on the human rights situation in Bahrain.

The resolution was tabled by the EPP, S&D, ALDE, Greens/EFA, ECR and GUE/NGL groups.

It condemns the continuing human rights violations by the Bahraini authorities and security forces, particularly the use of violence, the excessive use of tear gas, the use of birdshot at short range, the ban on all forms of protest and the arrest and detention of peaceful protesters, despite the stated commitment by the Bahraini authorities to implementing the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry's (BICI) reforms advocated in the latter's report of November 2011. [...]

Human rights violations in Bahrain, March 2012

The European Parliament adopted with 48 votes to 0 with 1 abstention a resolution on human rights violations in Bahrain. The resolution was tabled by the EPP, S&D, ALDE, Greens/EFA and ECR groups.

Parliament welcomes the findings of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry of November 2011, which found that 35 people died in last year's unrest, including five security personnel and five detainees tortured to death while in custody. The BICI's report concluded that excessive force had been used against protesters, that torture was widespread and that many people were on trial or had been sentenced to prison terms for exercising their rights to freedom of expression and assembly. [...]