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NGOs Express Concern that Bahrain Anti-Terrorism Amendment Permits Human...

Americans for Democracy for Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) are deeply concerned by an amendment...

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Bahrain: NGOs Condemn Refoulement of Ali Haroun

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the Bahrain Human Rights Observatory (BHRO), the Bahrain Human Rights Society (BHRS), and the...

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Bahrain: The regime takes revenge on peaceful activists – Nader AbdelImam...

The Bahrain Centre for Human Rights condemn the repressive policies used by the Bahraini authorities against human rights defenders and other peaceful activists[1]. The authorities, represented in...

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NGOs Call for the Immediate Release of Al-Wefaq General-Secretary Shaikh Ali...

On 28 December 2014, Bahraini authorities arrested Shaikh Ali Salman, Secretary-General of Al-Wefaq Political Society. The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), Americans for Democracy for Human...

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Human Rights First: U.S. Should Call for Dismissal of Case Against Bahrain...

Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today called on the U.S. government to urge Bahraini authorities to drop the case against prominent human rights defender Mohammed al Maskati. Al Maskati is...

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NGOs Condemn Death Penalty Sentence of Mohammed Ramadan and Husain Ali Moosa

30 December 2014 - On 29 December, a Bahraini court sentenced Mohammed Ramadan and Husain Ali Moosa to death for their supposed involvement in a bomb explosion in al-Dair on 14 February 2014 that...

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UN experts urge Bahrain to drop charges against women activists

29 December 2014 – A group of United Nations human rights experts are urging the government of Bahrain to drop charges against three women human rights activists exercising their rights to free...

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UN High Commissioner Statement on the Arrest of Sheikh Ali Salman

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Liz Throssell Location:  Geneva Date:  30 December 2014 Subject:  1) Bahrain We are seriously concerned at the arrest of Sheikh Ali Salman,...

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Bahrain: Human Rights Defender Mohammed Al-Maskati Sentenced to 6 Months in...

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights, Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain, and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy express their strong concern regarding the 31 December...

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Bahrain: Ayat Al-Safar Still In Detention For Sheltering Wanted Suspects

Bahrain Centre for Human Rights expresses its concern as the Bahraini government continues to exploit the law and its own authority to sanction opposition activists, including women. The government is...

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Bahrain: Detainees At Risk Of Torture After More Than Seven Days Of...

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights expresses its grave concern regarding the Bahraini authorities holding of two detainees in incommunicado detention at the Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID),...

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Bahrain: Release leading opposition figure

Amnesty International today called on the Bahraini authorities to drop the charges against a leading opposition figure and to release him without delay after his detention was renewed for 15 days....

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Bahrain: Family Of Enforced Disappearance Victim Mohsen Al-Majid Reports...

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights expresses its concern over reports of the security forces’ continued practice of torture and degrading treatment as a primary means of extracting confessions from...

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Urgent call: More than 192 hours since the disappearance of 16-year old Ahmed...

The Bahrain Centre for Human Rights condemns the authorities’ systematic policy of detaining citizens and forcibly disappearing them. Detainees are unable to meet their lawyers. This statement comes...

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Champion for Justice: Tagi al-Maidan

Tagi Abdalla al-Maidan is a 26-year-old US citizen who was born in Connecticut. He lived in Connecticut until he was four years old, after which his family moved to Saudi Arabia. In 2002, Tagi, his...

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NGOs Condemn Sentencing of Former Opposition MP Sayed Jameel Kadhem

14 January 2015 - Yesterday, Bahrain’s lower criminal court sentenced former Bahraini Member of Parliament, Sayed Jameel Kadhem, to 6 months in prison and a fine of 500 Bahrain dinars (USD $1,326) on...

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16 NGOs Urge International Community to Pressure Bahrain to Drop Charges...

15 January 2015 – This week, 16 human rights organisations have written to 47 States to express grave concern ahead of a 20 January verdict in the trial of Nabeel Rajab, a prominent Bahraini human...

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Verdict Expected for Nabeel Rajab 20 January, NGOs Call for Charges to be...

19 January 2015 - On 20 January, a verdict is expected in the trial of Nabeel Rajab, a prominent Bahraini activist and internationally recognized human rights defender. President of the Bahrain Center...

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Human Rights Defender Nabeel Rajab Sentenced to 6 Months in Prison

20 January 2015– Today, a Bahraini court sentenced human rights activist Nabeel Rajab to six months in prison on a conviction related to a tweet he published in September 2014. Rajab was also ordered...

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Diplomatic Screening of We Are The Giant

Tuesday 3 February from 15h00 to 17h30  Palais des Nations, room XI 1211 Geneva We Are The Giant is a gripping documentary film that explores the vital work of human rights defenders in Syria, Bahrain...

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