Faisal Fulad

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Faisal Hassan Fulad is a member of Kingdom of Bahrain's upper chamber of parliament, the Consultative Council, since 1996. Fulad was appointed to parliament by King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa since 2002–present.

Fulad is an activist with the Bahrain branch of Amnesty International and a founder of the local group, the Bahrain Human Rights Watch Society, where he stands as the regional and international director (including the U.K branch). His vocal advocacy includes issues such as women’s rights, the formal scrapping of the death penalty and labour rights for national and migrant workers. Recently, he is leading a lobby to establish a human right committee in the upper chamber of parliament.

Controversy

In September 2006, Fulad was implicated in the Bandargate scandal, accused of receiving BD500 (USD 1,326) per month from the head of the scandal, Ahmed bin Ateyatalla Al Khalifa., Bahrain Center for Human Rights, September 2006 The alleged plot aimed to instigate sectarian strife and maintain the dominance of the ruling Sunni community over the majority Shia.

In May 2006, Fulad became the first ever Shura Council member to be suspended. Sixteen fellow Shura Council members submitted a complaint to the chairman claiming that Fulad repeatedly insulted the members during sessions. Fulad was subsequently suspended for two weeks and docked pay., Gulf Daily News, 9 May 2006, Gulf Daily News, 28...
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