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More prison sentences and interrogations for free expression “crimes” in...

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) expresses its deep concern over the Bahraini authorities continuing prosecution of free expression and opinion. BCHR is concerned about the legalization of...

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Bahrain 2015: Human Rights Violations From Practice To Policy

The Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR) publishes today its Annual Report on Human Rights Violations in Bahrain. The report is a summary of the human rights violations BCHR was able to document...

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39 NGOs call for the unconditional release of Zainab al-Khawaja

12 April 2016 HM Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa King of Bahrain Riffa Palace Manama, Bahrain   Dear King Hamad, We, the undersigned Bahraini and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs), would...

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US Department of State Country Report on Human Rights Practices for 2015:...

The US Department of State, through the Bureau of Democracy Human Rights and Labor, published its report on Human Rights practices in Bahrain during the year 2015. Their full report can be found here...

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10 NGO's Call For Protecting Religious Freedoms and Ending Sectarian...

Bahrainis have always been committed to the principles of tolerance, coexistence, mutual respect and religious freedom. Bahrain has long been viewed as a role-model in the Gulf region for peaceful...

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Amnesty International: Activist Sentenced to One Year in Jail

From Amnesty International   Bahraini activist Dr Sa’eed al-Samahiji was sentenced to one year in prison on 7 April, on charges including “insulting a brotherly State” and “calling for participation...

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Amnesty International: Ibrahim Karimi Sentenced to Prison

From Amnesty International   Ibrahim Karimi has been sentenced to two years and one month in prison on charges including “publicly insulting the King” which he has denied. He is a prisoner of...

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Amnesty International: President Obama Must Not Turn a Blind Eye to Abuses...

From Amnesty International   As Saudi Arabia receives Barack Obama today, Amnesty International is urging the US President not to turn his back on victims of repression and human rights violations...

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Echoes of the Arab Spring

Event in Heidelberg, Germany about the current situation of Human Rights in Bahrain with the participation of BCHR Vice-President Said Yousif Almuhafdah. Document Type:  BCHR release Feature:...

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Bahrain Photographic Society Dissolved as Restrictions on Civil Society...

As we prepare to mark World Press Freedom Day on 3 May, the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) condemns the enforced dissolution of the Bahrain Photographic Society in April, as well as the...

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US Commission on International Religious Freedom: 2016 Annual Report

During the past year, there was an increase in the number of interrogations, detentions, and arbitrary arrests of Shi’a Muslims, including clerics, for peaceful protests and criticizing the...

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Translation (French) and Communication Internship positions

Bahrain Center for Human Rights is seeking Interns to contribute to BCHR's website translation into French, preferably based in Paris. The work load varis weekly, therefore working schedule can be...

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Bahraini Government’s Claims of Having Implemented all BICI Recommendations...

On 9 May 2016, Bahrain celebrated the culmination of the work of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI), announcing that the implementation of all recommendations had been completed. The...

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Further restrictions aimed at curtailing Bahraini opposition’s participation...

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) condemns the Bahraini parliament and Shura Council’s passage of amendments to the Political Societies Law, which places a ban on participation in political...

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GCHR: Bahrain: Authorities refuse to release Zainab Al-khawaja's baby,...

On 22 May 2016, imprisoned human rights activist Zainab Al-Khawaja informed her family that she had fallen ill with the flu and was unable to take care of her 17-month-old son Abdulhadi, who is...

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Bahraini cleric sentenced to prison for “unauthorized sermon”

The Bahrain Center of Human Rights (BCHR) condemns the Bahraini authorities’ continued persecution and detention of Shia clerics merely for exercising their right to freedom of religion and freedom of...

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Amnesty International: Stateless lawyer at imminent risk of expulsion:...

Amnesty International has published a statement raising the alarm in the case of Bahraini lawyer Taimoor Karimi, rendered stateless and now at imminent risk of expulsion after the Appeal Court in...

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Bahrain Court of Appeal Increases the Sentence of Al-Wefaq’s Sheikh Ali...

Today, 30 May 2016, the Bahraini Court of Appeal toughened the sentence against Sheikh Ali Salman, Secretary-General of Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, to nine years in prison, instead of...

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Persons with disabilities continue to fall victims to arbitrary arrest and...

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) is deeply concerned over the Bahraini authorities’ continuous unlawful arrests and use of torture to coerce confessions against citizens, including people...

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NGOs condemn death penalties upheld based on coerced confessions, amid...

We, the undersigned NGOs, strongly condemn the Bahraini government’s use of the death penalty, lengthy imprisonment sentences, and revocation of citizenship, amid ongoing credible allegations of...

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