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Bahrain: Media Coverage 2015

Since the Bahrain revolution in 2011, the government crackdown on Bahraini citizens and human rights activists has continued over the years. The list below compiled by the BCHR team gives an overview...

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Bahrain: Concern over the fate of Jaafar Sheikh, victim of enforced...

Bahrain Centre for Human Rights expresses its concern over the fate of Jaafar Jasim al-Sheikh, a Bahraini victim of enforced disappearance in Jordan. He is a student at Yarmouk University, and was...

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BCHR, ADHRB, and BIRD Publish New Report on Shia Discrimination in Bahrain:...

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) publish today a joint report on...

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Bahrain: Inmates Injured in Clashes at Bahrain Prison: Rights Group

(Reuters) - Bahraini security forces tear-gassed and beat inmates at a prison on Tuesday while trying to quell clashes that erupted during family visits, a local human rights group said, causing some...

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World Day Against Cyber Censorship: March 12

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) is gravely concerned about the ongoing deterioration of the Internet freedom situation in Bahrain. On the occasion of World Day Against Cyber Censorship,...

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NGOs condemn the violent attack on Prisoners at Bahrain Central Prison Jaw

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) condemn the recurring, violent...

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Bahrain: Event Summary - ADHRB Panel on Civil Society and the United Nations

Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain, in coordination with the Alsalam Foundation, the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy, CIVICUS, and...

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Bahrain: Event Summary - Religious Discrimination in Bahrain

Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain, in coordination with the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy, the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, Index on Censorship, PEN International,...

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Bahrain : Said Yousif Almuhafdha's Oral Intervention at 28th Regular Session...

Mr. President, Alsalam Foundation, along with Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain, and the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, would like to call the Council’s attention to the renewed...

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Bahrain: Human rights groups express grave concern as imprisoned Bahraini...

After several unsuccessful appeals to prison administration officials for adequate medical assistance, leading Bahraini human rights defender Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja has publically announced that he has...

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Bahrain: After detaining her as punishment for her activism, authorities ban...

The Bahrain Centre for Human Rights expresses its grave concern as the authorities continue to restrict activists, including human rights defenders, who uncover human rights violations against...

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Bahrain: Respect human rights of prisoners and release prisoners of...

On the fourth anniversary of the arrests of 13 leading opposition activists and other prisoners of conscience in Bahrain, Amnesty International calls for their immediate and unconditional release and...

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Amnesty International: URGENT ACTION

TORTURED TO ‘CONFESS’, ACTIVIST NOW STANDS TRIAL Bahraini human rights activist Hussain Jawad stood trial on 17 March on the basis of confessions extracted from him under torture following his arrest....

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Bahrain: Human rights defenders Husain Abdulla and Abdulnabi Al-Ekri...

On 15 March 2015 during a side event that was organised by Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), human rights defenders Husain Abdulla, Executive Director of ADHRB, and...

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UN Special Procedures Express Concern over Erasure of the Pearl Roundabout

Washington, DC – March 18, 2011 – Four years ago today, government security forces in Bahrain destroyed the Pearl Roundabout, a monument which served as the center of the February 2011 uprising and...

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Bahrain: Bahrain's Prisons At Their Breaking Point

Something's wrong at Bahrain's main jail, Jaw Prison. It's hard to get full details but the authorities and the families of prisoners agree that serious disturbances happened there on March 10. The...

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Bahrain: Student and Teachers Arrested for Singing Verses of the Quran

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) expresses its concern about the ongoing restriction of the right to free expression in Bahrain. BCHR is appalled over the continued pattern of arbitrary...

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Bahrain: Families Denied Prison Access After Unrest

(Beirut) – Authorities denied many prisoners contact with their families for up to 13 days in the aftermath of violent unrest at Jaw Prison on March 10, 2015. Bahraini authorities should order an...

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Bahrain: Eye-witnesses tell BCHR the details of an assault at Jaw Central Prison

At least 500 detainees injured after torture, and 10 transferred to solitary confinement   Bahrain Centre for Human Rights expresses its concern at reports coming from inside Jaw Central Prison that...

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Cease Arrests Over Talks of War and Respect International Humanitarian Law

27 March 2015 – London – 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) urge for the...

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