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Bahraini photographer Ammar Abdul Rasool, subjected to torture over a...

The Bahrain Centre for Human Rights expresses its deep concern over the continuing policy of systematic torture in Bahrain, and particularly the treatment that media professionals face in detention...

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NGOs Call To Ensure Human Rights Standards Factored Into Upcoming...

Committee on Education and Social Protection, Houses of the Oireachtas, Kildare Street, Dublin 2, Éire.   1 September 2014 Dear Committee Members,   We the undersigned representatives of Bahraini...

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Civil Rights Defenders: Prominent Activist Maryam Al-Khawaja Arrested In Bahrain

Civil Rights Defenders calls on the Bahraini authorities to immediately release leading human rights defender Maryam Al-Khawaja, who was arrested on August 30 at Bahrain International Airport....

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Bahrain: Maryam Al-Khawaja Detained Upon Arrival in Bahrain to Visit Her...

On Saturday, 30 August, Maryam Al-Khawaja, daughter of imprisoned human rights defender Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, and a prominent HRD in her own right, was detained at Bahrain's airport upon her arrival...

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Index on Censorship: Bahrain: Human Rights defender Remains Jailed

Index on Censorship calls for the immediate and unconditional release of Maryam Alkhawaja. UPDATE 4 September 17:22: Maryam Alkhawaja has a court date scheduled for 9am on Saturday 6 September,...

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RSF: Court Upholds Ten Year Sentence For Award-Winning Photographer

Reporters Without Borders is shocked that a Manama appeal court yesterday upheld the ten-year jail sentence that the internationally renowned young photo-journalist Ahmed Humaidan received on 26 March...

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HRF: U.S. Government Should Speak Out Against Detention of Bahrain Human...

Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today urged the U.S. government to call publicly for the release of jailed Bahrain human rights defender Maryam Al Khawaja.  Al Khawaja was arrested early...

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REDRESS: Maryam Al­Khawaja: Bahraini Human Rights Defender Must Be...

London, 1 September 2014 – REDRESS strongly condemns the detention in Bahrain on Saturday 30 August 2014 of prominent Bahraini human rights defender Maryam Al­Khawaja. We call on the Bahraini...

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Freedom House: Bahrain Widens Repression by Detaining Maryam al-Khawaja

Washington August 31, 2014 In response to Bahrain’s arrest August 30 of Maryam al-Khawaja, a noted Bahraini human rights activist and daughter of Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, who remains jailed for life on...

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OHCHR: Bahrain: Violations Of Public Freedoms And Targeting Of Human Rights...

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Ravina Shamdasani Date: 5 September 2014 Location:    Geneva Subject:    1) Bahrain & 2) Iraq 1) Bahrain Ongoing violations of the...

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UN experts urge Bahrain to release human rights defender Maryam Al-Khawaja

GENEVA (5 September 2014) – A group of United Nations independent human rights experts has urged the government of Bahrain to release prominent human rights defender Maryam Al-Khawaja, who has been...

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Bahrain: Human Rights Defender Naji Fateel starts a hunger strike for Freedom

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) and Gulf Center for Human Rights (GCHR) express concern at the ongoing ill-treatment of detained human rights defender Naji Fateel and call for his immediate...

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Update: Bahrain: Prominent Human Rights Defender Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja Starts...

06 September 2014 - 13th day hunger strike - Updates Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja has called his wife. She said his voice was very weak. When she asked him about his health he said "emotionally I am strong,...

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Bahrain: Revoking citizenship, a new tool to punish activists and combat...

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights expresses its deep concern at the adoption by the Bahraini authorities of the revocation of citizenship as a means to put pressure on activists and pro-democracy...

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Bahrain: Letter to the 47 countries that signed a joint statement about...

September 08, 2014 Dear Ambassador, The undersigned international and regional human rights organisations write to urge your delegation to repeat your June call for the release of Bahraini human...

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Bahraini detainees make telephone calls to their relatives at the Criminal...

The Bahrain Centre for Human Rights condemns the practices of the Interior Ministry, including its continued practice of disappearing detainees, making them unable to contact their lawyers or...

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An open letter to prominent human rights activist Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja

Update- 18 Sep 2014 The following reply was recieved from Human Rights Denfender Abdulhadi AlKhawaja via his wife:   16 Sep 2014 - We on behalf of the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) and the...

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Bahrain: Women’s rights defender Ghada Jamsheer arrested for tweets

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) and the Gulf Center for Human Rights (GCHR) express concern over the arrest of women’s rights defender Ghada Jamsheer in Bahrain. On 15 September 2014,...

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NGOs Express Cautious Optimism over Release of Maryam al-Khawaja

18 SEPTEMBER 2014—GENEVA, SWITZERLAND—Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD), and the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR)...

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Bahrain After Directives From The King And The Prime Minister: The Campaign...

The Bahrain Centre for Human Rights expresses its concern at the escalation of a campaign by the Bahraini authorities targeting freedom of expression on the Internet and prosecuting activists, human...

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