Rapport 2013
La situation des droits humains dans le monde

7 novembre 2012

Bahraini opposition figures stripped of nationality in ‘frightening’ development

Bahraini opposition figures stripped of nationality in ‘frightening’ development
Some of those whose nationality was revoked have previously taken part in anti-government protests

Some of those whose nationality was revoked have previously taken part in anti-government protests

© REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah


The Bahraini authorities today stripped 31 opposition figures of their Bahraini nationality in a move described by Amnesty International as “frightening and chilling”.

A Ministry of Interior statement indicated that the group, including politicians, activists and religious figures, had their nationality revoked because they had caused “damage to state security”.

The ruling means that those members of the group who only held Bahraini nationality are now stateless.

“The authorities have provided the vaguest of reasons for the deprivation of nationality, which appears to have been taken on the basis of the victims’ political views,” said Philip Luther, Amnesty International’s director for the Middle East and North Africa.

“Most worryingly, the authorities are making some in the group stateless. This, as well as any arbitrary deprivation of nationality, is prohibited under international law.

“We urgently call on the Bahraini authorities to rescind this frightening and chilling decision.”

The Ministry of Interior statement referred to Bahrain’s Citizenship Law, which “permits the revocation of nationality” by order of the King if a citizen “causes damage to state security”.

Among the 31 people sentenced are Jawad and Jalal Fairouz, who were previously arrested for allegedly participating in anti-government protests in 2011, and Ali Hassan Mshaima - the son of opposition activist and prisoner of conscience Hassan Mshaima.

Pays

Bahreïn 

Région ou pays

Moyen-Orient et Afrique du Nord 

Suivre #bahrain @amnestyonline sur Twitter

Nouvelles

15 décembre 2014

Militante exemplaire, Maria Shongwe a surmonté un certain nombre d’obstacles auxquels sont confrontées de nombreuses femmes et jeunes filles en Afrique du Sud, notamment... Pour en savoir plus »

16 décembre 2014

Chelsea Manning purge une peine de 35 ans de prison pour avoir communiqué des informations confidentielles du gouvernement américain au site Internet Wikileaks. Depuis sa... Pour en savoir plus »

08 décembre 2014

Une démarche généreuse a transformé l’ouvrière chinoise Liu Ping en militante anticorruption acharnée. Liao Minyue, sa fille, raconte ce qui s’est passé.

 

Pour en savoir plus »
11 décembre 2014

Le commandant de sous-marin John Remø prenait soin de dissimuler toutes les preuves, cachant les vêtements de femme à la cave. Ce n’est qu’au bout de 30 ans que le... Pour en savoir plus »

12 décembre 2014

L’avocat Mohammed al Roken a été condamné à 10 ans d’emprisonnement en juillet 2013 à la suite d’une vague de répression contre les militants politiques et les... Pour en savoir plus »