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Bahrain: Court of appeal upholds Nabeel Rajab’s 6-month prison sentence

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) condemns in the strongest terms the ongoing judicial harassment against human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, President of BCHR. The court of appeal upheld the...

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Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab loses appeal against sentence

Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab has had his six-month prison sentence upheld on appeal. He is a prisoner of conscience. ' Document Type:  NGO report Feature:  Featured Issue:  Attacks on...

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Two Men Ordered Deported After Bahraini Citizenship Revoked

20 May 2015 - The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) is gravely concerned about the decision issued on 14 May 2015 by the Court to deport two men who had their citizenship revoked on 31 January...

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Nabeel Rajab's Speech at the 2015 Oslo Freedom Forum

My name is Nabeel Rajab, and I am writing you from my island country Bahrain, where I am in a prison cell. It was my intention to join you in person today at this exceptional forum and I was looking...

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Bahrain: Further information: Court upholds death sentences of two men

Death sentences imposed on Mohamed Ramadhan ‘Issa ‘Ali Hussain and Hussain ‘Ali Moosa Hussain Mohamed in December 2014, following an unfair trial that relied on “confessions” extracted under torture,...

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June Champions for Justice: The Prisoners of Jau

Jau Prison is the largest male detention facility in Bahrain and is used to detain many prisoners of conscience. Conditions at the prison are characterized by inadequate healthcare facilities,...

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Bahrain: Ombudsman’s Second Annual Report

9 June 2015 – The Bahraini Office of the Ombudsman of the Ministry of Interior recently released his Second Annual Report, covering 1 May 2014 to 30 April 2015.  The report speaks highly of the...

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NGOs Condemn 4 Year Prison Sentence Against Bahrain Opposition Leader Sheikh...

16 June 2015 – The Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD), Americans for Democracy for Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), and the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) strongly condemn...

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Bahrain: Oral Intervention at 29th Session of Human Rights Council, 2015 by...

On June 18, a representative from the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights delivered an oral intervention on behalf of ADHRB and other NGOs at the 29th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in...

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Women Human Rights Activists Zainab Al-Khawaja and Ghada Jamsheer sentenced...

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) condemns in the strongest terms recent court verdict on two human rights activists  Zainab Al-Khawaja,  and Ghada Jamsheer. On Tuesday 02 June 2015, a...

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Bahrain: Oral Intervention at 29th Session of Human Rights Council, 2015 by...

On June 22 2015, the Head of International Relations and Women & Children's Rights Advocacy Nedal Al Salman of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR), delivered an oral intervention on behalf...

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Bahrain: Halt systematic torture and allow UN SR on Torture to visit

On the occasion of June 26, the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) reiterates its calls to put an end to the policy of systematic torture in...

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Inside Jau: Report Finds Rampant Torture and Abuse Inside Bahrain’s Political...

26 June 2015 – Bahrain’s prison authorities continue to humiliate, torture and mistreat inmates at Jau Prison, according to a new report released today by Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in...

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FIDH Report - Imprisonment, torture and statelessness: The darkening reality...

Human rights defenders in Bahrain are operating in a shrinking space, says the Observatory in a report published today. The report documents the judicial harassment of 11 human rights defenders...

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US Department of State - Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2014

  26 June 2014 - The U.S. Department of State released the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2014.   Click below to read the report about Bahrain.   Document Type:  Governmental report...

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UN - Press briefing notes on justice for rights abuses in Nigeria, Central...

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Rupert ColvilleLocation: GenevaDate: 5 June 2015 - See more at:...

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Hassan Jaber Al Qattan Subjected to Torture in Jau Prison

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) expresses deep concern over the ongoing practice of torture in Bahrain, particularly in the prison system.                  Hassan Jaber Al-Qattan (27 years...

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Bahrain: Court ignores complaints of torture and continues to try Mr Khalil...

Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR) expresses its concern at the behaviour of the Bahraini authorities, which continue to ignore accusations of torture levelled by activists and prisoners of...

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Based on Coerced Confessions, Bahrain Revokes Citizenship of 56 People,...

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) has documented the practice of revoking nationality as a tool to punish political opponents and their families, creating the need to highlight the important...

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Bahrain: Authorities sanction people for practicing the right to freedom of...

The summoning of Eid and Marzouq, and the detention of Milad, reveal a narrowing of the horizons of the authorities, and a lack of respect for the right to freedom of expression   Bahrain Centre for...

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