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The Observatory: Bahrain: Ongoing arbitrary detention and judicial harassment...

URGENT APPEAL - THE OBSERVATORYNew InformationBHR 001 / 0812 / OBS 048.7 Arbitrary detention / Judicial harassmentBahrain October 2, 2014 The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders,...

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Media Coverage of Nabeel Rajab Arrest

1 OCTOBER 2014   AP:UN Rights Office Urges Release of Bahrain Activist      Berlin   03 October 2014...

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Bahrain: Journalist and blogger Ahmed Radhi detained hours after criticizing...

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights condemns the arrest and ill-treatment of the journalist and blogger Ahmed Radhi. The BCHR expresses its concern at the continuing policy of the authorities...

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Bahrain: Free Nabeel Rajab Immediately and Unconditionally

The undersigned more than 100 organisations call for the immediate, unconditional release of detained human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, arrested on 1 October 2014 in Bahrain. Nabeel Rajab, the...

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Amnesty International: Letter to King Hamad Regarding the Release of Nabeel...

"I am writing to express Amnesty International's grave concern about the detention of Nabeel Rajab, the well-known human rights defender, and the charges brought against him and urge the Bahraini...

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Amnesty Int'l: Bahrain: Release activist detained for ripping up photo of King

A human rights activist detained for “insulting” Bahrain’s King after she tore up a photograph of the monarch in court yesterday is a prisoner of conscience and must be released, Amnesty International...

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HRW: Bahrain: Free Activist Charged with Insulting King

Daughter of Jailed Rights Advocate Tore Monarch’s Photo October 16, 2014   (Beirut) – A Bahraini rights activist jailed for ripping up a photo of King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa in court on October 14,...

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Norway Concerned About The Arrest of Human Rights Activist Nabeel Rajab In...

  Secretary Brattskar met human rights activist Nabeel Rajab from the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights on 11 September this year.(Photo: Marta B. Haga, MFA) [Unofficial Translation] The human rights...

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Rights groups call on UK to press Bahrain to release human rights defenders

Press release: 17 October 2014Rights groups call on UK to press Bahrain to release human rights defenders Nine human rights organisations called on the British government on Friday to speak out...

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The Obeservatory: BAHRAIN: New trial against Nabeel Rajab to start on October 19

Paris-Geneva, October 17, 2014– Human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, President of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR), Director of the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) and FIDH Deputy...

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Bahrain: Ongoing detention of leading human rights defender Nabeel Rajab

NGOs Condemn Continued Detention of Nabeel Rajab 20 October 2014 - Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) and the Bahrain Institute...

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NGOs Welcome United Nations General Assembly Concerns over Bahrain

24 October 2014 – Yesterday, Liechtenstein delivered a statement during the interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation on human rights defenders, Michael Forst, expressing...

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Irish Foreign Minister: "Nabeel Rajab is an important voice on human rights...

153. Deputy Seán Crowe Information on Seán Crowe Zoom on Seán Crowe asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Information on Charles Flanagan Zoom on Charles Flanagan if his attention has been...

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US Department of State Again Urges Bahrain "To Drop The Charges And Release...

QUESTION: On Bahrain. MS. HARF: Uh-huh. QUESTION: On Thursday, Jen called on authorities in Bahrain to drop charges against the activist Nabeel Rajab. MS. HARF: I would echo those calls. QUESTION:...

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MEP Call For The Release Of Nabeel Rajab

We, the undersigned Members of the European Parliament, call for the immediate and unconditional release of Mr. Nabeel Rajab — President of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, Director of the Gulf...

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NGOs Call on Home Secretary to Remove Prince Nasser of Bahrain from the UK

London,  27 October 2014 –  The Bahrain Institute for Rights & Democracy (BIRD), Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) and Reddress UK expressed their disappointment to the...

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The Media Line: A Tweet Can Land You in Jail

Two human rights activists from the small Gulf nation of Bahrain face jail sentences for having broken a law that makes offending the King, the Bahraini flag, or the country’s institutions a criminal...

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Bahraini Court Postpones Trial of Nabeel Rajab until 2 November

29 October 2014 - Today, a Bahraini court ruled that Nabeel Rajab will face criminal charges stemming from a single tweet in which both the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Defense allege that...

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NGOs Condemn Capital Punishment Sentence for Maher al-Khabaz

30 October 2014 - Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) and Reprieve condemn...

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Freedom House: Bahrain: Freedom of the Press 2014

Media workers and citizen journalists continued to face a highly restrictive media environment in Bahrain during 2013. Since 2011, journalists, photographers, and bloggers covering antigovernment...

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