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Crackdown On Dissent In Bahrain As Talks With Opposition Continue

By Les Neuhaus - Mintpress news December was not the best month for Bahrain. The tiny island nation was the center of 745 protests, 183 arrests and 207 home raids during the month, according to a...

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Bahrain- Imprisoned medic deprived of adequate medical treatment for injuries...

The Gulf Center for Human Rights (GCHR) and the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) express concerns about the ongoing deterioration of the status of human rights defenders in Bahrain According to...

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Bahrain: Enforced Disappearance of Detainees and Injured with Security...

Detention of the Writer and Islamic Researcher Mahmood Al-Mousawi on the Charge of Hiding a Wanted Person The Bahrain Center for Human Rights expresses its concern for the security practices and use...

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Bahrain: Victim of Enforced Disappearance confirmed dead after being shot by...

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights is appalled by the news of the extra-judicial killing of 19-year-old Fadhel Abbas Muslim Marhoon by police fire, following 18 days of his enforced disappearance. On...

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Bahrain must abide by its own laws and immediately release leading human...

The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) and the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) expresses grave concern regarding the Bahraini authorities’ treatment of Nabeel Rajab, imprisoned President of...

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Bahrain: Abducted, Beaten and Threatened

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights expresses concern about the continuation of grave violations including abduction of civilians, severe beatings and leaving them in a stranded area. These actions...

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Prisoners Deteriorating Condition Continues with the Start of the Cold Season

Cells with no ventilation, deprival of winter clothes and no hot water The Bahrain Center for Human Rights expresses its concern for the deterioration of the conditions of prisoners in the overcrowded...

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Amnesty Int'l: Bahrain: Woman activist sentenced again in Bahrain: Zainab...

Further information on UA: 232/12 Index: MDE 11/007/2014 Bahrain Date: 31 January 2014 URGENT ACTION Bahraini activist Zainab Al-Khawaja was sentenced to a further four months in prison by a Criminal...

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Amnesty Int'l: Bahrain: Death of young detainee shot in head must be...

The Bahraini authorities must immediately investigate the death in custody of a 19-year-old boy who was shot in the head by security forces, said Amnesty International. “Bahrain’s authorities must...

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RSF: Bahrain: Detained journalists and bloggers appear in court

Reporters Without Borders reiterates its condemnation of the arbitrary behaviour of the Bahraini judicial system, which has postponed the trials of several detained news and information providers in...

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HRW: Bahrain: Investigate Fatal Shooting by Police

(Beirut) – Bahraini authorities should urgently open an independent and impartial investigation into a January 8, 2014 incident in which police officers shot and fatally wounded one man and seriously...

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We Are the Giant: Bahrain’s Top Family of Activists Pays Heavy Price for...

Reconciliation talks between Bahrain’s ruling monarchy and opposition groups have resumed amidst a continued crackdown on dissidents. The Bahraini government has waged a crackdown on pro-democracy...

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Culture of #Impunity: Interview with Said Yousif Al-Muhafda

The decision to exile oneself from their home country is certainly not easy, but for the Bahraini human rights activist Said Yousif al-Muhafda, the choice for himself and his family was a plain one....

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Plenary Speech and EP Resolution on Human Rights in Bahrain

Parliament passed three separate resolutions on Thursday, calling on all parties in Thailand to respect the rule of law and democratic principles; demanding full respect for the right to education and...

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Bahrain's government 'addicted to teargas'

DW- Activists in Bahrain say the misuse of teargas by security forces against protesters amounts to chemical warfare. They believe a German-South African defense company is among the suppliers. Used...

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Amnesty Int'l: Bahrain: Man held incommunicado at risk of torture: Ahmed...

UA: 21/14 Index: MDE 11/008/2014 Bahrain Date: 4 February 2014 URGENT ACTION Ahmed Mohammad Saleh al-Arab continues to be denied family visits after 27 days of detention. There are fears the...

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Bahrain King: Up to 7 Years Imprisonment if You Insult Me!

Bahrain King passes new amendment to Article 214 that allows up to 7 years imprisonment for insulting him The Bahrain Center for Human Rights expresses grave concern about the continued crackdown on...

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Actor Sadiq AlShaabani: Arrested in Oman, Handed to Bahrain Authorities,...

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights expresses grave concern about the well-being of Bahraini actor Sadiq Jaffar Mansoor AlShaabani, 31 years old, who was arrested by intelligence agents in Oman on the...

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BCHR Releases Report on Discrimination Against Women in Bahraini Society and...

  Link to the full report.   Since the King of Bahrain assumed the throne after his father, he issued most of the laws currently in use through royal decree, as well as issuing legal decrees to a...

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BCHR Releases Report On Family Law in Bahrain

  Link to the full report.   Bahrain is a signatory of the 1979 U.N. Convention of the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women, more commonly referred to as CEDAW. In 2002 Bahrain...

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