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Bahraini Scholar Dr. Masood Jahroomi Forcibly Deported After Citizenship...

Bahraini Scholar Dr. Masood Jahroomi Forcibly Deported After Citizenship Revocation, as Pattern of Discrimination Continues 8 March 2016 – Yesterday, the Government of Bahrain summoned Dr. Masood...

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Amnesty International: Alarming Spike in Expulsion of Citizens Arbitrarily...

From Amnesty International Eleven people could face imminent expulsion from Bahrain tomorrow if their deportation orders are upheld in two separate appeal hearings, as Bahrain’s authorities...

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Champions for Justice: Victims of Arbitrary Detention

Since the Bahraini government’s violent suppression of the 2011 pro-democracy movement, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy...

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Bahraini Authorities Violate the Right to Privacy and Suppress Freedom of...

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) expresses its deep concern at the Bahraini authorities' continuing policy of suppressing an individual's right to freedom of expression and violating the...

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Bahrain: Media Coverage 2016

Bahrain Human Rights updates Coverage by the media and NGOs around the world   The Telegraph 02.01.2016 Tear gas fired at protesters in Bahrain after Saudi Arabia executes top Shia cleric Sputnik...

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US Department of State on Bahrain

Press Statement Mark C. Toner Deputy Department Spokesperson Washington DC February 17, 2016   Five years ago this week, Bahrainis from all backgrounds called for political reforms that would bring...

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European Parliament: the Case of Mohammed Ramadan

Bahrain: the case of Mohammed Ramadan Press release February 4, 2016 The European Parliament calls on Bahrain, and in particular His Majesty Sheikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, to grant Mohammed Ramadan...

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UN Readouts

Readout of the Secretary-General’s phone call with H.E. Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain   New York, 16 January 2016   The Secretary-General held a phone...

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MEPs Write to the EU High Representative to Follow-up on the Human Rights...

Brussels – The European Centre for Democracy and Human Rights (ECDHR), Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD), and Justice...

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NGOs Call for the Release of Activist Zainab al-Khawaja

14 March 2016 – Bahraini security forces today raided the house of human rights activist Zainab al-Khawaja and arrested her with her 15 months old son. The undersigned NGOs condemn in the strongest...

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BCHR Side Event at HRC31 : Restrictions to Freedom of Expression and Assembly...

BCHR held a side event on the occasion of the HRC31, focusing on the recent government moves to restrict freedom of expression and peaceful assembly in Bahrain. Dr. Taha al Durazi, BHRO, explained...

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Human Rights Council 31st Session, Item 6: General Debate Oral Statement

Mr. President, This statement is delivered by FIDH together with its member organizations the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) and Human Rights in China. It is critical for the robust and...

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Bahrain: Stop Deportations of Nationals

From Human Rights Watch   (Beirut) – Bahraini authorities have deported five stateless Bahrainis, whom they had previously stripped of their citizenship, since February 21, 2016. Another nine people...

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UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights Press briefing note on...

From UN OHCHR   Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Rupert ColvilleLocation:     GenevaDate: 18 March 2016 Subject:       Bahrain We are deeply troubled by the arrest on Monday...

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UN expert calls on Bahrain to release woman rights defender and stop...

GENEVA – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, Michel Forst, today called on the Government of Bahrain to immediately release prominent Bahraini women’s...

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Sheikh Maytham Al Salman Clarifies Blasphemy Laws in Bahrain

                In this video, Sheikh Maytham Al-Salman explains the illegitimacy of charges brought against him by the Bahraini authorities. Inter-faith leader, human rights advocate and Columbia...

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Formula 1 Overshadows Human Rights Abuses in Bahrain, Even as They Spike...

By Said Yousif Al-Muhafdah   While Lewis Hamilton and Kimi Räikkönen were closing the final lap of the 2015 Formula 1 Grand Prix in Bahrain, and then celebrated with teammates and engineers, they were...

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Immediate and Impartial Investigation Needed After Death of Teenager

The Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) alongside the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the European Centre for...

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Bahrain: Impunity and light sentences for the killers and torturers of...

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) condemns the continued policy of impunity and the lack of accountability for the abusers of human rights in Bahrain, as indicated by several cases during the...

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Ettifaq Football Player Khawouri Split Between the Bitterness of Deportation...

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) expresses its concern at the authorities' arbitrary policies, such as the detention of the Bahraini football player from Ettifaq FC, Mahmoud Ahmed Khawouri....

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