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Bahraini authorities must respect human rights when investigating Sitra bombing

Amnesty International has today called on the Bahraini authorities to ensure those arrested in connection to a recent bombing are not subjected to acts of torture and other ill-treatment while in...

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Mass Arbitrary Arrest Campaign Post-Sitra Bombing

5 August 2015 - Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) are extremely concerned...

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Suspension of Newspaper: Further Threats to Freedom of Press in Bahrain

(Updated - 7 August 2015 12:00 AM) Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) and the Bahrain Human Rights Society (BHRS) express grave concern about the new threats against the freedom of press that have...

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Arrest of satirical artist Mansour al-Jedawi (Sanqima) reveals a lack of...

Bahrain Centre for Human Rights expresses its concern about the ongoing policy of sanctioning people for exercising their right to freedom of expression and opinion. The satirical comic Mansour...

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Champions for Justice: Bahrain’s Student Prisoners

Since 2011, students and children in Bahrain have faced arbitrary charges and detention related to their freedoms of expression and assembly. Some have been arrested for participating in pro-democracy...

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Bahrain: Authorities accuse human rights activist Doctor Maytham al-Salman of...

Bahrain Centre for Human Rights expresses its concern at the continuing policy of targeting human rights defenders. Police officers at the Bahrain International Airport arrested the human rights...

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Nine-Year-Old Boy Shot in Eye by Bahraini Police

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) condemns the excessive use of force by police in Bahrain that has led to the shooting of a nine-year-old boy, Mohammed Mahmood Ali Habib, in the eye on 7...

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Bahrain: Authorities Suppress Popular Celebration of Bahrain’s Independence Day

Since 2009, it has become the custom to carry out peaceful protests demanding self-determination on 14 August in celebration of Bahrain’s Independence Day. On 14 August 1971, Bahrain was announced as...

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NGOs Condemn Arrest of Former al-Wefaq MP Sheikh Hasan Isa

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) express concern over the recent...

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BIRD: Protest to support jailed Bahraini blogger and academic

Dr. Abduljalil Al-Singace is a prominent Bahraini blogger and academic protesting prison conditions in Bahrain. He is currently being held in solitary confinement at Al Qalaa hospital due to his poor...

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Dr Abduljalil al-Singace hunger strike hits 160 days, 41 NGOs call for...

27 August 2015, London – Bahraini prisoner of conscience Dr Abduljalil al-Singace today hits a milestone 160 days of hunger strike as rights organisations appeal for his freedom. Forty-one...

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Bahrain: Enforced Disappearance

In 2012, the Bahrain Independent Commission for Inquiry (BICI) stated in its final report that it had received 169 cases of enforced disappearances in Bahrain and that more than 1000 cases were...

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AlSalman: New Anti-Hatred/Discrimination Legislation in Bahrain Could Turn to...

Sheikh Maytham Al Salman, head of the religious freedom unit at Bahrain Human Rights Observatory, expressed his fear that a new anti-hatred and discrimination legislation in the coming weeks would be...

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Arbitrary Arrests in Bahrain 2014-2015

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights team was able to document arbitrary arrests over the past year in Bahrain.   Document Type:  BCHR release Feature:  Featured Issue:  Arrests

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Help us to Release our Children

  We have created a campaign to pressure the Bahraini government to release children and give them their right to education. Print out this poster, take a picture with it and post it to twitter with...

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Champions for Justice: Bahrain’s Imprisoned Politicians

Last year marked the first general elections to be held in Bahrain since the pro-democracy uprising of 2011.  Since the election, which has been named amongst the worst elections in 2014 alongside...

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Symposium at Copenhagen University

On September 10th 2015 we held a symposium at Copenhagen University entitled 'Human Rights and Youth: The Case of Bahrain'. A short documentary was shown, followed by interesting and important talks...

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NGOs Welcome 5th UN Joint Statement on Human Rights in Bahrain

14 September 2015 – Geneva, Switzerland – Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy...

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BCHR Releases Volume II of Shia Discrimination Report

15 September 2015 — Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD), and the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) are pleased to...

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Bahrain: Oral Intervention at 30th Session of Human Rights Council, 2015 by...

On 16 September 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...

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