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Hold Bahraini Royal Family Member Accountable In The Alba Corruption Case

On July 22, 2014, a UK court announced decision to jail Bruce Hall, former CEO of Aluminum Bahrain's (Alba), the world's fourth-largest aluminum smelter, for conspiracy to corrupt, in relation to...

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Bahrain Champion for Justice: Dr. Saeed al-Samahiji

Dr. Saeed al-Samahiji is an ophthalmologist and human rights activist who extended his medical services to help injured protesters during the 2011 pro-democracy protests in Bahrain. As a result, Dr....

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Journalist Ahmed Radhi: Detained For 15 Hours In Dubai Airport, Told He Poses...

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights expresses concern that the Bahraini regime and the regimes of the neighbouring Gulf States utilise mutual safety and security agreements to limit public liberties...

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Nabeel Rajab to Speak at the House of Lords

On 13 August 2014 Lord Avebury of the House of Lords is chairing a press conference for Nabeel Rajab. The press conference is due to start at 11am and will be focused around Mr. Rajab's imprisonment...

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Bahrain: Put An End To The Systematic Surveillance Practices On Activists And...

"No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the...

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Bahrain Violates Convention On The Rights Of the Child And Hands Down Life...

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights expresses grave concern over the ongoing targeting and prosecution of children in Bahrain by the authorities in blatant disregard to the government’s obligations to...

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Bahrain Watch: Bahrain Government Hacked Lawyers and Activists with UK Spyware

New evidence has emerged suggesting that the Bahraini government infected the computers of some of the country’s most prominent lawyers, activists and politicians with the malicious FinFisher spy...

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RSF: Bahrain urged to release 12 detained news providers

Twelve news and information providers are currently detained in Bahrain. Many of them are photographers or cameramen, who have been repeatedly targeted by the authorities since the start of the unrest...

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HRW - Bahrain: Citizenship Rights Stripped Away

(Beirut) – Ten people whose Bahraini citizenship was withdrawn without due process are facing deportation or jail. They are among 31 people declared stateless in November 2012, allegedly for damaging...

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Leaked Data Suggests Bahrain's Government Hacked Its Own Fact-Finding...

Leaked internal documents allegedly belonging to UK-based surveillance software company Gamma International suggest that Bahrain's government has used the technology to spy on activists, politicians...

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Solidarity Is Not a One Way Street: Teargas from Manama to Missouri

Teargas burn is not a sensation you forget. It tears through your nostrils, floods your lungs, chokes out your remaining supply of oxygen, festers underneath your clothing and clings to your skin like...

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Business Interests Are More Valuable to Bahrain's Western Allies Than...

Nabeel Rajab   I was sentenced to two years in prison for holding what authorities in Bahrain described as "illegal demonstrations" in 2012. In actual fact I was doing my legitimate and peaceful human...

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Bahrain: Prominent Human Rights Defender Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja to Start a New...

Sunday 24 August 2014, Bahrain - Prominent human rights defender and founder of the Bahrain Centre for Human rights (BCHR) and the Gulf Center for Human Rights (GCHR), Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, has...

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Bahraini Human Rights Organizations Join Individuals to Launch a Campaign for...

Nine Bahraini human rights organizations, along with human rights activists in Bahrain, have launched a campaign for the release of the blind Bahraini detainee Jafar Matooq, who is in urgent need of...

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Bahrain: Rehabilitate Torture Victims

(Beirut) – Bahrain should provide victims of torture with physical and psychological rehabilitation, Human Rights Watch and other human rights groups said today, based on a letter they sent to King...

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Bahrain: 600 Detainees On Hunger Strike To Stop Torture In Prison

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights expresses concern over the reports of prisoners’ hunger strike at the Dry Dock detention center in protest against ongoing torture and ill-treatment in detention....

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Amnesty Int'l: Bahrain: Opposition activist on hunger strike: Abdulhadi...

UA: 166/14 Index: MDE 11/023/2014 Bahrain Date: 29 August 2014 URGENT ACTION Prisoner of conscience Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, one of the 13 jailed prominent Bahraini opposition activists, went on hunger...

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Joint-letter to the King of Bahrain Calls for the Release of Bahraini...

29 August 2014   HM Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa King of Bahrain Rifaa Palace Manama, Bahrain   Your Majesty, We, the undersigned Bahraini and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs), would...

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Leading Human Rights Defender Maryam Al-Khawaja Detained Upon Arrival to Bahrain

--UPDATE-- The authorities have stated that Maryam Al-Khawaja will appear before a judge on the morning of 31 August 2014. No information has been provided regarding the charges against her. -- The...

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Bahrain: Courageous Human Rights Defender Maryam Al-Khawaja Arrested in...

(31 August 2014) – The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) and the Gulf Center for Human Rights (GCHR) express grave concern over the arrest and detention of courageous human rights defender Maryam...

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