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Bahrain releases a leading human rights defender and upheld 15 years sentence...

The Gulf Center for Human Rights (GCHR) and the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) express grave concern on the ongoing detention and judicial harassment against human rights defender Naji Fateel....

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Bahrain: Continued Harassment and Ill-Treatment for Ahmed Al-Arab

--Update-- The BCHR is also strongly concerned for continued attacks on Ahmed Al-Arab. On 25 May he was denied a family visit, and he has reported an increase in harassment following the escape from...

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Bahrain: The Families of Victims of Extra-Judicial Killings are the Target of...

The Bahrain Centre for Human Rights expresses its concern at the Bahraini Authorities’ continuing acts of retaliation against the families of victims of extra-judicial killings. On Friday, 9 May 2014,...

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Bahrain: The Authorities Continue to Oppress the Shia Sect

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights condemns the continued policies of the Authority in Bahrain in oppressing the Shiite religious sect in different ways. After demolishing 35 Shiite mosques during...

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Bahrain: 15 Year-Old Child Detained and Denied Education

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights expresses its concern for the continued practice of arresting and detaining children in Bahrain. On 01 June 2014, Firas Al-Saffar, a 15 year-old student, was...

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Bahrain: Public Prosecution Fabricates New Case to Prevent Release of Mansoor...

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights expresses serious concern in regards to the practice by the Public Prosecution in Bahrain in bringing new charges against detainees to avoid releasing them. In the...

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HRC26 Event: Civil Society Space: Addressing the Implementation Gap

Civil Society Space: Addressing the Implementation Gap Thursday, 12 June 2014, 12:30-14:30 Palais des Nations, Room VIII (8).   BCHR would like to invite you to a HRC26 side event on “Civil Society...

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Island of Torture: Health of Prisoner Deteriorates as Appeal Looms

03/06/2014· by josephsabroski· “One minute will make a difference.” Hussain Hubail has freelanced for AFP and Voice of America. He is seen here with his award from Al Wasat News. The span of sixty...

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A Tiny Kingdom’s Worldwide Warrior

By Eric Reidy With her country in crisis and her father in prison, a twenty-six-year-old exile becomes the international face of Bahrain’s restive uprising.   On August 8, 2013, Maryam Al-Khawaja...

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Bahrain: Urgent Appeal: Redha AlGhasra at Risk

The BCHR is alarmed by the news relayed by Redha AlGhasra's family that he is held in cell with an inmate who has Pulmonary Tuberculosis, which is highly infectious. This comes after AlGhasra has...

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The Struggle for Information: Revelations on Mercenaries, Sectarian...

by Nazgol Kafai and Ala'a Shehabi "No person may be punished on national security grounds for disclosure of information if (1) the disclosure does not actually harm and is not likely to harm a...

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Britain's Still Making Excuses for Bahrain

By David Mepham , UK Director, Human Rights Watch Imagine the following scenario. A young man is arrested by security forces during a street protest. A few days later Ali Saqer dies in custody, his...

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Nabeel Rajab: The problematic success of 'human rights' in the Arab world

Nabeel Rajab is an honest man. When he makes a promise, in my experience, you can count on him keeping it. So I, along with almost everyone else who knows him, was a bit surprised when upon his...

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Renewed call for release of jailed Bahraini journalists before Human Rights...

Ahead of the United Nations Human Rights Council’s 26th Session, ten free speech and human rights organisations have made a renewed call for the release of Bahraini journalists Hussain Hubail and...

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Joint Statement on Bahrain at Human Rights Council 26th Session

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights welcomes the joint statement about Bahrain read out at the 26th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva. The BCHR especially thanks Switzerland for their...

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Locked Inside A Nightmare: A Joint BCHR and BYSHR Report On Prisons

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights and the Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights publish today a report detailing prison conditions in Bahrain. This report brings the voices of current and former...

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Front Line Defenders: Bahrain – Interrogation of human rights defender Mr...

On 10 June 2014, Mr Youssef Ahmed Abdel Rasool was summoned by criminal prosecution authorities and interrogated for several hours about his role in the Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights (BYSHR)....

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Bahrain side event at Human Rights Council calls for UN resolution

This report prepared by BJDM Maryam Alkhawaja, Vice-President of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR), has called for a follow up resolution on Bahrain at the UN Human Rights Council, following...

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HRW: Bahrain: Gunshot Deaths Require Swift Investigation

14-Year-Old Boy Killed by Birdshot is the Tenth Since 2011 June 12, 2014 (Beirut) – Bahraini investigations into two recent deaths, including a May 22, 2014 incident in which security forces shot and...

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Bahrain: Enforced Disappearance of Mustafa Bahar

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights expresses grave concern over the wellbeing of Mustafa Bahar, who has been subjected to enforced disappearance for eleven days. On 7 June 2014, 25 year-old Mustafa...

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