Early Day Motion on Bahrain

Hajar Mansoor Hasan (second from right), targeted by authorities in retribution for the human rights work of her son-in-law, Sayed al-Wadaei


This is the title of Early Day Motion 509 that we would like to urge your MP to sign. It can be read here on the Parliament website…

And here is the page through which anyone who needs to can find their MP’s contact details https://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/mps/

If you would like to have a model letter to send you MP, can we suggest the following:
I write to express concern for the treatment of prominent UK-based Bahraini activist and Director of Advocacy at the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD), Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei and that of his family, and urge you to sign EDM 509 to draw the government’s attention to the matter.Read on ...

Arrest and detention of Three Relatives of Sayed Ahmed AlWadaei

Sayed Ahmed AlWadaei

United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) released a document expressing “grave concern” to the Bahraini government at the allegations of arbitrary arrest and detention of three relatives of Sayed Ahmed AlWadaei, as well as death threats and treatment amounting to torture.

Security officers arrested AlWadaei’s brother-in-law Sayed Nazar AlWadaei, mother-in-law Hajar Mansoor Hasan, and maternal cousin Mahmood Marzooq Mansoor in March 2017. They were reportedly targeted in relation to Sayed Ahmed AlWadaei’s human rights work.… Read on ...

Branch Statements

The following UCU London Retired Members Branch statements were written on our behalf by David Binns

  1. Mahdi Abu Dheeb Released, Repression Continues
  2. Bahrain Trade Union Breakthrough, UCU initiated Joint Statement published (29th September 2015)
  3. Bahrain: unions launch campaign against UK failure to act on abuses (24th September 2015)
  4. More on Mahdi Abu Dheeb: News from Amnesty (5th September 2015)
  5. Support Early Day Motion 241 (11th August 2015)
  6. Solidarity with the Teachers of Bahrain: News from Education International (8 July 2015)
  7. UCU Congress debates call for an international union led inquiry into repression in Bahrain (22nd May 2015)
  8. Oppose Opening of British Base in Bahrain!
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