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Authorities continue to target children

Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR) expresses its deep concern at the continuing policy of detaining children under the age of 18 as part of its ongoing campaign against the pro-democracy movement...

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European Parliament adopts an Urgency Resolution on Mohamed Ramadan

Today, 4 February 2016, the European Parliament (EP) adopted by a majority an Urgency Resolution on the case of Mohamed Ramadan, a Bahraini sentenced to death despite being tortured and confessing...

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Photographer Ahmed al-Fardan Sentenced to Prison for Illegal Assembly

On 3 February 2016, a Bahraini court upheld photographer Ahmed al-Fardan’s three-month prison sentence on charges of “attempting” to protest. We condemn the Bahraini authorities' continued targeting...

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Bahrain: Ongoing Deterioration of Human Rights

Five years after the start of Bahrain’s popular uprising calling for political reforms and the ensuing government crack-down, human rights violations in the Arab Gulf monarchy are continuing...

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Mapping Bahrain’s Human Rights Violations

On February 14, 2011, thousands of Bahrainis participated in a “Day of Rage” in Manama, inspired by the popular upheavals in Egypt and Tunisia. They hoped that peaceful protests could change the...

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Champions for Justice: Bahrain’s Pro-Democracy Movement

Five years ago this week, hundreds of thousands of people rose up in support of democracy and human rights in Bahrain. After enduring decades of structural inequalities, corruption, and repression,...

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From the Ground: Torture Systematic in Bahrain

Since October 2013, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) has regularly received complaints regarding individual allegations of human rights abuses in Bahrain. Generally, these...

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Analysis: Arbitrary and Unlawful Arrests in Bahrain

During the last four months of 2015, Bahraini authorities made over 400 arrests, averaging roughly 105 arrests per month. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the Bahrain...

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Bahrain: An Analysis of the Legitimacy of Charges Against Sheikh Maytham Al...

Download the Full Report Here. On January 6, 2016, Bahrain’s authorities charged Sheikh Maytham Al Salman, a human rights defender and cleric, with incitement of hatred towards the system of...

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BAHRAIN: HOPES FOR JUSTICE AND REFORM FADING FIVE YEARS SINCE 2011 UPRISING

Five years after a wave of protests demanding widespread reform rocked Bahrain, hopes for progress on human rights and accountability for past and present abuses have faded, said Amnesty...

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NGOs Commemorate the Five-Year Anniversary of Bahrain’s Peaceful Uprising

Five years ago, hundreds of thousands of Bahrainis took to the streets to call for democratic reform and an end to discriminatory government policies. The Government of Bahrain responded violently,...

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Bahrain ranked 168 ed in the world on access to justice for children

[15.02.2016, London] Bahrain has been ranked as 168 ed in the world on how effectively children can use the courts to defend their rights according to new research from Child Rights International...

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BCHR Hosts Panel Discussion On the Anniversary of Bahrain's Uprising In Berlin

In a joint effort between the Bahrain Center of Human Rights (BCHR), European-Bahraini Organisation for Human Rights (EBOHR), SALAM for Democracy and Human Rights and Reporters Without Borders Berlin...

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NGOs Condemn Violence Against Protesters on Fifth Anniversary of Bahrain’s...

16 February 2016   Sunday, 14 February 2016, marked the fifth anniversary of Bahrain’s peaceful uprising. Bahraini people took to the streets protesting injustice and demanding freedom and democracy....

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Bahraini Sheikh Mohammed Khojasta deported after citizenship revoked

22 February 2016 - The Bahraini authorities deported Sheikh Mohammed Hasan Ali Husain (Khojasta) following the court of appeal’s decision. Sheikh Khojasta is one of the more than 100 Bahrainis whose...

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Arbitrary Arrests in Bahrain during 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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Bahrain Court Sentences Ebrahim Sharif to 1 Year for Peaceful Speech

24 February 2016 - Bahrain’s fourth criminal court today sentenced leading opposition leader Ebrahim Sharif to one year in prison for allegedly “inciting hatred against the regime”. We, the...

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Amnesty International: Jailing of Ebrahim Sharif Is 'Outrageous Attack' on...

From Amnesty International UK.   ‘Ebrahim Sharif’s conviction is a blatant attempt to punish him for speaking out’ - James Lynch   The sentencing of Bahraini political activist Ebrahim Sharif to one...

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Bahrain Deports Another Man Whose Citizenship Was Revoked

The Bahraini authorities have deported Husain Khairallah, whose citizenship was revoked in 2012. This is the second case of forced deportation in a week, following the court of appeal’s decisions to...

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Bahrain NGOs Respond to Government High Level HRC Statement

March 2016 – Geneva, Switzerland – Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD), the...

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