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Freedom House: Bahrain Expels U.S. Assistant Secretary of State

7 July 2014 In response to the Government of Bahrain’s decision to expel U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Tom Malinowski, Freedom House released the following...

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Amnesty Int'l | Bahrain: Dr. Sa’eed Al-Samahiji Jailed for Insulting the King

Amnesty International issued the following Urgent Action yesterday on behalf of Dr. Sa'eed Mothaher Habib Al-Samahiji, who is to serve a one-year sentence for "publicly insulting the King of Bahrain"....

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Freedom House: Freedom in the World 2014, Bahrain

TREND ARROW:  Bahrain received a downward trend arrow due to a new ban on unapproved contact between political societies and foreign officials or organizations as well as a government move to dissolve...

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Activist Abdulelah Almahoozi At Great Risk Of Torture If Handed Over To...

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights expresses grave concern over the safety of Bahraini activist Abdulelah Almahoozi as he is at great risk of being subject to torture and an unfair trial if Interpol...

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Ceartas welcomes Council’s planned visit to RCSI-Bahrain

Published 03 April 2014 Ceartas (Irish Lawyers for Human Rights) has told the Medical Independent (MI) that it “welcomes” the intended visit to Bahrain by the Irish Medical Council later this year....

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29 NGOs submit letter to newly appointed Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond,...

16 July 2014, London– A group of 29 NGOs have sent a letter to the newly appointed Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Phillip Hammond, urging a shift in U.K. policy towards the...

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HRW: Bahrain: Drop Charges against Opposition Leaders

(Beirut) – Bahrain should immediately drop charges against two prominent opposition members for meeting with a US diplomat on July 6, 2014. Bahrain should repeal the law that bars leaders of political...

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Bahrain: The BCHR Condemns Violence and Calls for an Independent Committee to...

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights expresses grave concern for the extreme deterioration of human rights and security in Bahrain. On 4 July 2014, the Ministry of Interior published on its official...

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Bahrain: Ministry of Justice Files Lawsuit Against Al-Wefaq

Bahrain Center for Human Rights express grave concern towards the Bahraini government's recent move of further violating the right to association by launching a lawsuit to suspend Al Wefaq, the main...

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Bahrain: Interrogation of Al-Jidhafsi as a Result of Raising the Victory Sign...

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights expresses concern for the Bahraini authorities’ continued policy of incriminating the exercising of freedom of expression and peaceful gathering. The authorities...

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Middle East Eye: Has Britain Become Bahrain's Lapdog?

Published 22 July 2014  Bahraini human rights activists are speaking out about increasing persecution at the hands of the British authorities. Could it be possible that the British government is now...

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My Story: Nazeeha Saeed

Published by Media Legal Defense Initiative on 18 July 2014. Nazeeha Saeed, a Bahraini correspondent for France 24 and Radio Monte Carlo, was severely beaten and tortured in police custody two years...

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Update: More Minors Detained in Bahrain for Prolonged Periods Without Conviction

Time spent in prison by children exceeds time spent by convicted torturers. Update 24 July 2014: Two children mentioned in the statement below, Mohamed Mansoor Abdulhussain and Jehad Al-Sameea, have...

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Champions for Justice

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights, in a joint effort with BIRD and ADHRB, has launched a new campaign to honour and highlight Champions for Justice in Bahrain. Every month, one human rights and...

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Bahrain: Escalation in Hate Speech and Incitement to Violence by the Former...

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights expresses its concern for the continuing policy of impunity pursued by the authorities towards the violations committed by its loyalists, in addition to the direct...

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Bahraini Authorities Resume the Targeting of Photographers with the Arrest of...

As part of a wider repressive campaign against freedom of opinion and expression in Bahrain, the number of detained Bahraini photographers rises to six. The Bahrain Center for Human Rights expresses...

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Bahrain: Photographer Hussian Hubail Denied Medical Care for Heart Condition

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights is extremely concerned for the safety and health of imprisoned photographer, Hussain Hubail, whose health is deteriorating threatening his life. Since his transfer...

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Bahrain: Harassment of leading human rights defender Nabeel Rajab at Heathrow...

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) and Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) express their concern over the harassment and ill-treatment of leading human rights defender Nabeel Rajab and his...

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Bahrain: Harassment of leading human rights defender Nabeel Rajab at Heathrow...

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) and Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) express their concern over the harassment and ill-treatment of leading human rights defender Nabeel Rajab and his...

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National Press Club awardee held for past 18 months in Bahrain

Reporters Without Borders, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), Freedom House, Human Rights First, Just Foreign Policy and Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED) call for...

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