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Voice of America: Prominent Bahrain Activists Face Jail Time

Two prominent Bahraini human rights activists face prison sentences at trials this week for activities that Amnesty International and other groups call the peaceful expression of their rights. Three...

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Gulf Center for Human Rights: Bahrain: Free Activists Facing Free-Speech Charges

(Beirut) – Bahrain authorities should drop all criminal charges against two prominent human rights activists, and immediately release them, Human Rights Watch and the Gulf Center for Human Rights said...

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NGOs Welcome European Union Statement on Bahrain at the United Nations

30 October 2014 – Today, H.E. Thomas Mayr-Harting, Head of the European Union Delegation to the United Nations, expressed concern over the situation in Bahrain during a statement on the promotion and...

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Bahrain Orders Deportation of Ten Bahrainis after Revoking their Citizenship

31 October 2014 – On 28 October 2014, 10 Bahrainis, who had their citizenship revoked on 7 November 2012, were sentenced to deportation and a 100 Bahraini dinar (USD 265) fine. Americans for Democracy...

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Bahrain: Court issues order to suspend the largest political group in Bahrain

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) condemns the government of Bahrain's ongoing attack on freedom of association by issuing an order to suspend the activities of Al-Wefaq, the main opposition...

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NGOs Urge Bahrain to Drop Charges, Lift Travel Ban on Nabeel Rajab

3 November 2014 – On 2 November, a Bahraini court ordered the release of prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab and postponed his trail until 20 January 2015, on the condition of a ban on his...

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GCHR: Bahrain: Women human rights defenders at risk in detention

Bahrain’s disregard for the health of detained women human rights defenders and their children is shocking, says the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR), and should be eliciting greater calls from the...

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NGOs Call for Immediate Release of Activists Detained for Free Speech

Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain, The Bahrain Center for Human Rights, and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy express deep concern over the continued abuse of judicial...

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Award Winning Photographer Ammar Abdulrasool Sentenced to Two-Years Imprisonment

On 28 October 2014, a Bahraini court sentenced award winning photographer Ammar Abdulrasool to two years in prison. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the Bahrain Center...

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The Observatory: Bahrain: Provisional release of Mr. Nabeel Rajab

The Observatory has been informed by reliable sources about the release of Mr. Nabeel Rajab, President of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR), Director of the Gulf Centre for Human Rights...

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Bahrain: Women targeted in mass arrests over “popular referendum”

Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) condemn in the strongest terms the...

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Elections Fuel Cycle of Instability in Bahrain

Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD), having condemned in the strongest...

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Vice News: Bahrain: Britain Calls For Human Rights — Then Embraces a Bahraini...

In 1920, the British novelist E.M. Forster described his homeland as "an island of hypocrites" and its rulers as people who "built up an Empire with a Bible in one hand, a pistol in the other, and...

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GCHR: Bahrain: Anti-terror Laws Threaten Human Rights Defenders In Bahrain,...

On 14 November 2014, six leading human rights NGOs held a discussion in Washington, DC on human rights violations by Gulf countries that are partners of the United States in the fight against ISIS....

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The Guardian: We Are The Giant Review – Courage Under Fire

Worthy documentary tribute to Arab Spring protesters focuses on non-violent methods but fails to tackle a chaotic present Greg Barker’s documentary is a heartfelt, if historically disjointed, tribute...

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The Guardian: It’s Dangerous To Be So Cosy With The Gulf’s Autocrats

Why is the west still so close to reactionary monarchies in the Middle East when all the evidence suggests they’re on their way out? A few days ago, the American ambassador in Beirut said he was...

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Global Voices: Prison in Bahrain: A Tale of Torture

He was shouting as he was being beaten. Prisoners could hear his screams. The autopsy showed a disfigured face, a fractured skull, broken ribs, and an exploded kidney. Meet Hasan Alshaikh, 36 years...

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France24: Video Depicts Bahrain Police Abuse - But Will Inquiry Lead Anywhere?

A video recently emerged showing a Bahraini police officer mistreating a prisoner and showering him with insults, while making references to the man’s Shiite faith. The video, posted on Monday to...

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Bahrain: Mother and Her Child Detained On Freedom of Assembly Charges

The Bahraini Ministry of Interior continues to detain a mother and her premature son. – The child who is six months old and in fragile health – are being held on charges related to freedom of...

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A Message From Detained Human Rights Defender Abdulhadi Alkhawaja On The...

The imprisoned human rights activist Abdel Hadi al-Khawaja has said that Bahrain’s upcoming elections do not include any provisions for the political rights of citizens, as set out by Article 21 of...

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