Activities and Meetings of the BHRM
The Bahrain Human Rights Monitor (BHRM) has carried out a number
of activities during July aiming at introducing its objectives,
actions, and current and future plans. The activities varied from
face-to-face meetings to sending letters to some Arab and international
human rights organizations, media and research bodies. In this regard,
the President of the Monitor Hasan Moosa Shafaei has conducted various
meetings with the following:
- Abdel Bari Atwan, Editor-in-Chief of Al-Quds Al- Arabi,
at his office in London. In this meeting, the scope and objectives
of the Monitor were discussed, as well as the human rights situation
in Bahrain and the activities of the human rights societies
and semi- official institutions working in this field.
- Jane Kinninmont, a researcher in Bahrain’s issues from the
Economist. During this meeting, the latest developments in the
country were discussed and especially those concerning the future
of the human rights situation.
- Hasan Muawad, a distinguished journalist working in the
Arabic section of the BBC and Turki Aldakhil, a well known Saudi
journalist and presenter of a popular programme called Eda-at
on Al- Arabiyah TV Channel. During these meetings, Al- Shafaei
updated the two journalists about the Monitor’s activities and
publications. The scope of the political, social, economic and
human rights situation was also discussed.
- Mohammed Al-Mazal, an MP and Sameera Rajab, a Shura council
member, and well known journalist in Akbar Al- Khaleej newspaper.
In this meeting the developments in Bahrain’s political and
human rights situations were discussed.
- On the other hand, the President of the Monitor participated
in a conference in Oxford city on: the Requirements of Building
Historic Block on the Bases of Democracy in the Arab countries.
The conference was organised by the ‘Project for Democracy Studies
in the Arab Countries’ and chairedby Ali Al-Kuwari and Raghid
El-Solh. During the conference, the President met with a number
of researchers and human rights activists from various Arab