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Bahraini Obstinance Raised in Written Statement to UN

At the 30th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, BCHR, along the Bahrain Institute for Rights & Democracy and Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain, submitted a...

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Open Letter to Join the HRC 30 Joint Statement on Bahrain

    To the Governments of: Albania, Argentina, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Malta, Mexico, Republic of Korea, Serbia, Slovak Republic, and...

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Champions for Justice: Teachers

Teachers have been at the forefront of Bahrain’s peaceful protests and democratic movement. They have also been amongst the harshest-treated victims of unfair trial and abuse. In 2011, the Bahrain...

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Columbia Global Freedom of Expression Executive Director & Sheikh Maytham Al...

Sheikh Maytham Al Salman met with Dr. Agnes Callamard, Director of Columbia global freedom of expression, and special advisor to the President of Colombia University, Lee Bollinger, to discuss a...

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Al-Singace Protest Hits 200 Days, NGOs Demand His Release

7 October 2015 – Today marks the 200th day of Bahraini prisoner of conscience Dr Abduljalil al-Singace’s protest. Dr al-Singace has boycotted all solid food in response to the ill-treatment of...

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ICUJP honours Sheikh Maytham Al Salman with the 2015 Advocate of Peace Award

Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace (ICUJP) is proud to issue its 2015 Advocate for Peace Award to Sheikh Maytham Al Salman.    Sheikh Al Salman, an internationally respected interfaith...

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Bahrain NGOs call for Abolition on World Day Against the Death Penalty

10 October 2015 – On the occasion of the 13th World Day Against the Death Penalty, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) and the Bahrain...

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Bahrain postpones Ebrahim Sharif to November, opposition leader’s trial...

12 October 2015, Bahrain - The courts today postponed Ebrahim Sharif's trial to 12 November 2015. The former secretary-general of the National Democratic Action Society (Wa'ad) faces up to ten years...

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BCHR Joins Campaign to Mark Zainab Al-Khawaja’s Birthday with Call to Keep...

On 21 October 2015, human rights defender Zainab Al-Khawaja could mark her 32nd birthday by beginning combined prison sentences of over five years if several cases against her are confirmed by a...

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Attacks on Muharram Ceremonies in Bahrain

29 October 2015 - The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) and Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) condemn the Government...

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Violence Against Journalists in Bahrain

2 November 2015 - On this day in 2013, two French journalists were murdered in Mali. To commemorate their loss, the United Nations (UN) proclaimed 2 November the International Day to End Impunity for...

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Letter from Reema Shallan, Wife of Sheikh Ali Salman

The Figure of Dialogue and Tolerance Behind Bars, The Higher Criminal Court in Bahrain convicted Sheikh Ali Salman and sentenced him to four years imprisonment in June 16th 2015 , on baseless charges...

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Al Salman demands Lifting the 11 months ban on Freedom of Assembly & allowing...

Sheikh Maytham Al Salman the head of the Religious Freedom unit at BHRO called upon the international community to exert effective pressure on authorities in Bahrain to lift the 11 months ban on all...

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Shattering the Facade: A Report on Bahrain's Implementation of the Bahrain...

16 November 2015 – Washington, DC – The Bahraini government has only fully implemented two, and has not made any progress on eight of the 26 recommendations made by the Bahrain Independent Commission...

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Bahraini upholds death sentence for torture victim

16 November 2015 – Washington, DC - Bahrain’s Court of Cassation today rejected the final appeal of death row inmates and torture victims Mohammed Ramadan and Husain Moosa. The decision finalizes...

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Bahraini Court Approves Capital Punishment of Torture Victims

16 November 2015 – London – Bahrain’s Court of Cassation today rejected the final appeal of death row inmates and torture victims Mohammed Ramadan and Husain Moosa. The decision finalizes their...

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European Parliament urges Bahrain’s King to lift Nabeel Rajab’s travel ban...

On 19 November 2015, Member of the European Parliament Mr. Pier Antonio Panzeri, together with 80 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), issued a letter to Bahrain’s King Shaikh Hamad bin Isa...

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Bahrain: The authorities Violate the Rights of Hundreds of Children Against...

Bahrain authorities violate the rights of hundreds of children violating the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child   The Bahrain Centre for Human Rights, Bahrain Human Rights Observatory, The...

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Opposition Leader Majeed Milad Sentenced to Prison Term

The Bahraini government last week sentenced opposition politician Majeed Milad to two years’ imprisonment for acts related to his exercise of free speech. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in...

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