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Joint Statement - Bahrain: Bahrain Racing in Circles

Press freedom campaign launch timed to Formula One race in Bahrain New York and Paris, April 3[tk], 2014—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) have launched a...

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RSF - Bahrain: News photographer gets 10 years in jail

Published on Wednesday 26 March 2014.   Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the 10-year jail sentence that a Bahraini court passed today on Ahmed Humaidan, a well-known press photographer who has...

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Amnesty Int'l | Press Release - Bahrain: Fears of renewed government...

PRESS RELEASE Tuesday 1 April 2014 As the eyes of the sporting world turn to Bahrain’s Formula One Grand Prix this weekend, Amnesty International urges the country’s authorities not to quash peaceful...

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Joint Report: Human Rights Violations in Bahrain during Formula One Race Period

On the morning of the Grand Prix race which will take place today at 6pm in Sakhir; BCHR (Bahrain Center for Human Rights), BIRD (Bahrain Institute for Rights & Democracy) and BYSHR (Bahrain Youth...

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Bahrain: Shooting Victim Sentenced to 15 Years; Attacker Enjoys Impunity

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights expresses grave concern over the continued culture of impunity and lack of justice in Bahrain in the prosecution and sentencing of a shooting victim, without...

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Bahrain: Third Anniversary of Arrest: Calls for the Release of Abdulhadi...

International and Local Civil Society Groups Call for Immediate and Unconditional Release of Bahraini Human Rights Defender Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja on the Third Anniversary of His Arrest   The...

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Joint-Statement by Bahrain Civil Society: Freedom of Association Must be...

The undersigned civil society organizations would like to first express gratitude for the important role that the OHCHR has and continues to play in addressing human rights violations in Bahrain....

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Amnesty Int'l - Urgent Action Update – Bahrain: Student protestor's trial...

  The trial of student Ahmad Mshaima’ has resumed in Bahrain although his torture allegation is not known to have been investigated. He told the judge on 10 April that he had been tortured in...

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Reporters without borders – Bahrain: Blogger gets jail time for misusing...

    Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the 30-month jail sentence that a Bahraini court passed on the bloggerAli Maaraj on 8 April on charges of "insulting the king" and “improper handling of...

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Bahrain: Prisoner Denied Adequate Medical Attention, Reportedly Tortured To...

The BCHR is concerned for the health and well being of Mohammed Abdullah Ali Al-Tajer, 25 years-old, who was arrested on 06 August 2013 during an evening house raid. He is currently being held in...

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Bahrain: 10 Years in Prison for Photojournalist Ahmed Humaidan after an...

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights expresses its deep concern for the Bahraini authorities’ continued practice of arbitrary arrests and excessive use of force against journalists, photographers, and...

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Bahrain: Political Leader Hasan Mushaima Denied Adequate Medical Care

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights expresses grave concern in regards to the Bahraini government’s refusal to inform imprisoned political leader Hasan Mushaima and his family of his medical test...

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Amnesty International | Bahrain: End threats to Shi’a cleric stripped of...

Press releases 17 April 2014   Bahrain’s government must end its intimidation of a Shi’a Muslim cleric who was stripped of his nationality, said Amnesty International.  Shaikh Hussain al-Najati was...

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Bahrain: Civilian Shot By Police With Teargas Canister Dies After Two Month Coma

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights expresses its concern for the authorities continued practice of applying an excessive use of force against protesters, resulting in extrajudicial killings....

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Bahrain: Earth Day Report - Land Cover and Land Use Change in Bahrain, 1987-2013

For Earth Day, the Bahrain Center for Human Rights requested a report from the Geospatial Technologies and Human Rights Project (GTHR), a part of American Association for the Advancement of Science...

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Bahrain: Urgent Appeal: Al-Ghasra and 8 Others At Serious Risk For Torture

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights expresses grave concern in regards to the health and well-being of Hassan Sabah Al-Banaa, Redha Al-Ghasra, and seven others (listed below) arrested by the Bahraini...

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Amnesty Int'l - Bahrain: Threat of forcible exile and statelessness

    UA: 99/14 Index: MDE 11/014/2014 Bahrain Date: 25 April 2014 URGENT ACTION THREAT OF FORCIBLE EXILE and statelessness A number of Bahraini citizens, who had their nationality revoked in 2012, are...

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Dispatches: Bahrain Shooting the Messenger on Torture

  Bahrain has a well-deserved reputation for torture, but now the authorities are threatening action against people who discuss it. Bahrain’s official news agency on April 14, 2104, reported that the...

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Independent UN human rights expert urges Bahrain to stop persecuting Shi’a...

  24 April 2014 – An independent United Nations human rights expert today urged the Government of Bahrain to stop the harassment and persecution of a Shi’a Muslim leader who was reportedly forced to...

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HRW: GCC: Joint Security Agreement Imperils Rights

(Beirut) – Vague provisions of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) joint security agreement raise concerns. Member countries could use the agreement to suppress free expression and undermine privacy...

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