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NGOs Condemn Arrest of BCHR President Nabeel Rajab

2 April 2015 – Today at approximately 4:00 PM local time (GMT+3), Bahraini security forces and police arrested Nabeel Rajab, prominent human rights defender and president of the Bahrain Center for...

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Bahrain: Rising Concern for Prisoners

Families of some inmates at Jaw Prison in Bahrain have been allowed no contact with them since unrest broke out there on March 10, 2015. Authorities should immediately allow all prisoners to make...

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To mark the 4th anniversary of Abdulhadi's Arrest: Al-Khawaja and Seif: Two...

This is the story of two families from different countries who share the same pursuit of human rights despite immense personal costs. The first comes from Bahrain, while the second hails from Egypt....

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FIDH/OMCT/ECDHR/BCHR/BIRD/ADHRB joint letter to the EU on the arrest on...

Brussels, 7 April 2015, Dear Ms Vice-President/High Representative, On 2 April 2015, at approximately 4:00 PM local time (GMT+3), Bahraini security forces and police arrested Nabeel Rajab, prominent...

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Authorities Further Attack Human Rights Lawyer and Others Whose Citizenship...

On 5 April 2015, authorities in Bahrain arrested human right lawyer Taimoor Karimi, who had his citizenship revoked in 2012. The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) condemns the authorities’...

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End Reprisals Against Leading Human Rights Defender Nabeel Rajab

We in the Bahrain and international human rights NGO community condemn the arrest and detention of Nabeel Rajab, a prominent human rights defender in the Kingdom of Bahrain. On 4 April, the Bahrain...

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Bahrain: Leading Human Rights Defender Nabeel Rajab Sentenced for Tweets by...

On Tuesday 20 January, Nabeel Rajab was sentenced to 6 months imprisonment. He will appeal this decision on February 11, 2015. But, in the meantime, he was demanded to pay a bail sum of 200BD in order...

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Open Letter from Nabeel Rajab to President Obama

From: Nabeel Rajab President of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights Isa Town Detention Center Bahrain Dear President Obama, I write to you from a Bahraini jail cell, and this message was never meant...

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Why Is Bahrain’s Government Afraid of a Tweet?

 I am on trial for saying what everyone knows: Bahraini authorities are turning a blind eye to the Islamic State Imagine, for just a moment, if a U.S. soldier left his post to travel to Iraq and join...

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ADHRB, Formula One Reach Agreement on Human Rights Framework for Bahrain

Following Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain’s (ADHRB) successful mediation of a complaint to the United Kingdom National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational...

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Behind the Rhetoric: Human Rights Abuses in Bahrain Continue Unabated

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This report reviews the current human rights situati on in Bahrain, a small but strategically located Gulf kingdom with a population of just under one and a half million, which has...

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NGOs Condemn Arrest of BCHR President Nabeel Rajab

2 April 2015 – Today at approximately 4:00 PM local time (GMT+3), Bahraini security forces and police arrested Nabeel Rajab, prominent human rights defender and president of the Bahrain Center for...

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Bahrain: Authorities prevent Abdulhadi and Salah Al-Khawaja from attending...

Once again the government of Bahrain denies political activists and human rights defenders the right to temporary release on humanitarian grounds for the funeral of a close relative. Prominent human...

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Bahrain: 16-year-old boy latest reported victim of ongoing practice of...

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) expresses grave concern over the ongoing practice of violent arrests and enforced disappearances of people arbitrarily arrested, especially children. On the...

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Amnesty International Urgent Action - Bahrain: Sheikh 'Ali Salman's trial...

The trial of leading opposition figure Sheikh ‘Ali Salman resumed on 22 April in Bahrain. The court refused requests for his release on bail and set 20 May for the next hearing. He is a prisoner of...

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Online Petition: Freedom for Nabeel

Bahrain Center for Human Rights has started an on-line petition in support of Nabeel Rajab on a crowd-speaking platform that helps people be heard by saying something together.  Please click the link...

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Bahrain: Allegations of Severe Prisoner Abuse

(Beirut) – Bahraini authorities should order an independent investigation into allegations that security forces used excessive force to quell unrest in Jaw Prison on March 10, 2015, and mistreated...

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Nabeel Rajab's case update

12th May 2015 – The Bahrain Center for Human Rights condemns the arrest and detention of Nabeel Rajab, a prominent human rights defender in the Kingdom of Bahrain. We call on the Bahraini authorities...

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May Champions for Justice: The Bahrain 13

The Bahrain 13 are a group of opposition leaders, rights activists, bloggers and Shi’a clerics arrested in connection with their role in the February 2011 protests. They played an influential part in...

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Open Letter to Barack Obama by Human Rights Defender Sayed Yousif AlMahafdah

Dear President Obama, Martin Luther King linked the fight for freedom, equality, and justice for African-Americans to the struggle of people around the world face: “injustice anywhere is a threat to...

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