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JOINT STATEMENT: Bahrain elections must not be used to cover human rights...

On 22 November 2014, Bahrain’s citizens will be called to cast their votes for legislative and municipal elections. The elections will be the first to take place since the people of Bahrain took to...

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Stateless in Bahrain: 52 Nationalities Revoked

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 the arbitrarily revocation...

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Bahrain Security Forces Weaponize Tear Gas Canisters

25 November 2014 – On 19 November 2014, Yousif Badah attended a memorial event dedicated to his 16-year-old son, Ali Yousif Badah, who was killed during the Bahrain Uprising in 2011. According to his...

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Bahraini Security Forces Attack and Intimidate Boycotters of Parliamentary...

Earlier this month, Bahraini security forces attacked several peaceful protests against unfair parliamentary elections. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the Bahrain...

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Bahrain: Women’s rights defender Ghada Jamsheer released and immediately...

The Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR) and the Gulf Center for Human Rights (GCHR) express serious concern over the re-arrest of women’s rights defender Ghada Jamsheer in Bahrain, hours after she...

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Press Release: The Enablers

Document Type:  BCHR report

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BIRD: “Bite the Bullet”: A Year On from the Foreign Affairs Committee Report...

The Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) is releasing its report Bite the Bullet: A Year On from the Foreign Affairs Committee Report on the UK Relationship with Bahrain. The report marks...

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Freedom House: Freedom on the Net Report: Bahrain is NOT FREE

Over the past year, renewed calls for protest and a tamarod (“rebellion”) led to the throttling of internet speeds around key events, the temporary blocking of social media and communication apps, and...

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ECCHR: Gamma/FinFisher: No Investigation into German-British Software Company

Public Prosecutor in Munich disregards evidence of illegal surveillance, human rights situation in Bahrain and applicable German law 12 December 2014 -Public prosecution authorities in Munich have...

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Open Democracy: Britain in Bahrain: Eyes Wide Shut

The British government announced on 6 December 2014 that it was expanding its use of port facilities at Mina Salman in Bahrain into a full naval base. The news was greeted by protests from the Shi’a...

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Financial Times: Bahrain Land Deals Highlight Alchemy Of Making Money From Sand

Rising out from the sea on the Manama shore is a new Four Seasons hotel, a 68 storey skyscraper on an exclusive private island. Scheduled to open early next year, it will be home to three restaurants...

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Amnesty: A Year In Prison For 'Insulting The King'

URGENT ACTION: A YEAR IN PRISON FOR ‘INSULTING THE KING’   Ahmad Mshaima’ has been sentenced to one year in prison for publicly insulting the King of Bahrain. He is also being tried in another case,...

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Gulf Daily News: University Soon For Pakistani Expats

The Pakistan Embassy has already put in a request for a plot of land from the Bahraini authorities and is also in talks with education providers outside the country, according to community welfare...

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Muftah: Will General Reform Ever Come to Bahrain?

  Nineteen days ago Bahrain held its first parliamentary election since 2011. The government claimed a voter turnout of 51%, the same figure it announced after the 2011 elections. In actuality, in...

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Al-Bab: British MPs 'Appalled' Over Bahrain Base

Twelve British MPs have signed a parliamentary motion criticising the government's decision to establish a "permanent" naval base in Bahrain. The motion says:"This House is appalled that Britain has...

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ADHRB: NGO's Call on Pope Francis to Refrain from Building on Legacy of...

15 December 2014 – Today, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) sent a letter to His Holiness, Pope Francis, urging...

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Amnesty International: Bahrain: New Anti-terrorism Amendments Pave The Way To...

Amnesty international today called on the Bahraini authorities to ensure that those arrested in connection with the recent bombings are not subjected to torture or other human rights violations. The...

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Frontline Defenders: Bahrain: Award Winning Repression - EU Gives Human...

Front Line Defenders is deeply disappointed with the awarding of the Chaillot Prize to two Bahraini national institutions, the Interior Ministry Ombudsman and the National Human Rights Institution...

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FIDH: Bahrain: Increasing Resort To Judicial Repression Against Dissenting...

  Judicial harassment has increasingly become common practice in repressing dissenting voices in Bahrain. The series of custodial sentences issued by the Bahraini courts against activist Zainab Al...

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Stop The War Coalition: No British base in Bahrain

We the undersigned oppose the plans by the British government to open a new military base in Bahrain, the first British base “east of Suez” since 1971. Rather than increasing military deployment in...

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