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Bahrain: No justice for human rights defenders

The Gulf Center for Human Rights (GCHR) and Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) express their grave concern over the lack of justice in Bahrain. Bahraini citizens, including human rights defenders...

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Bahrain: Escalation of the Crackdown against Freedom of Expression and...

The National Assembly: a Tool of Repression Used by the Government of Bahrain Against Citizens   The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) condemns the ongoing and escalating harassment campaign by...

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Amnesty Int'l: URGENT ACTION: Bahraini prisoner denied medical treatment

Hassan Mshaima’, one of the 13 jailed prominent Bahraini opposition activists, told his family that he has been denied urgent medical treatment. He is a prisoner of conscience. Hassan Mshaima’, a...

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Bahrain Press Association: The National Assembly's Outputs are 'A National...

LONDON, July 28, 2013 – Bahrain Press Association ("BPA"), the London-based association concerned with defending and addressing issues related to Bahraini media and press people, is condemning the...

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Bahrain: Hussain Kadhem Killed Due to Ministry of Interior’s Reckless Driving

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) is gravely concerned over the ongoing arbitrary arrests of citizens in Bahrain regardless of their health condition, and especially in regards to the...

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3 Asian workers die from exposure to methane in Bahrain

Gulf News- Manama: Three Asian workers died on Tuesday morning in Bahrain, apparently after succumbing to methane gas poisoning, the interior ministry said. One of the men fainted as he was working on...

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More than a hundred global groups make a principled stand against surveillance

For some time now there has been a need to update understandings of existing human rights law to reflect modern surveillance technologies and techniques. Nothing could demonstrate the urgency of this...

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TechWeek: Bahrain Activists Battered By IP Tracking Attacks

TechWeek - 30 July 2013 Politically speaking, little has changed in Bahrain, especially when compared to its Middle Eastern neighbours where the Arab Spring brought governments to their knees. Whilst...

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Bahrain: Light-Speed Amendments Made to Implement Anti-Freedoms Recommendations

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights is gravely concerned in regards to the Bahraini authorities’ actions to legalize human rights violations and crackdown on activists and protesters in anticipation...

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Bahrain Watch: The IP Spy Files: How Bahrain's Government Silences Anonymous...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: bill@bahrainwatch.org Twitter: @bhwatch July 31, 2013 BAHRAIN GOVT USING FAKE TWITTER ACCOUNTS TO TRACK ONLINE CRITICS Over 120 accounts targeted and 11 Twitter users...

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Redress: Detailed letter on arrest, detention & torture of ex-MP Jawad...

Jawad Fairooz was a member of parliament in Bahrain’s Council of Representatives from 2006 to 2010 and was re-elected as a member of parliament in 2010, for a further four-year term. Mr Fairooz has...

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Amnesty Int'l: Bahrain:New anti-terrorism powers would pose further risk to...

AI Index: MDE 11/026/2013 31 July 2013 BAHRAIN: NEW ANTI-TERRORISM POWERS WOULD POSE FURTHER RISK TO HUMAN RIGHTS Amnesty International warns against the imminent adoption of proposed amendments by...

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HRW: Bahrain: Parliament Moves to Curtail Basic Rights

(Beirut) – The Bahrain parliament’s call at an extraordinary meeting on July 28, 2013, to impose a series of emergency measures will severely restrict basic rights. The action would give the...

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Update: Bahrain: Enforced Disappearance of a Blogger and an Award Winning...

Update - 3 Aug 2013 In an escalation against citizen journalists ahead of the planned Tamrraod (Rebellion) protests in Aug 14, photographer Qassim Zainaldeen has been arrested by masked men in civilan...

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Bahrain: Maryam Al-Khawaja to Travel to Bahrain Friday, August 9th

The Acting President of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights; and Co-Director of the Gulf Center for Human Rights, Maryam Al-Khawaja, has decided to travel to Bahrain on Friday, 09th August 2013.   She...

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Joint Open Letter pre-August 14 To International NGO’s, Media, Ally...

In the past few weeks, the human rights situation in Bahrain has rapidly deteriorated ahead of planned mass protests on August 14th. With many of the country’s most prominent Human Rights Defenders...

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Policymic: Bahrain's Government Has Declared War On Twitter

On February 14, 2011, thousands in Bahrain, both Shia and Sunni, took to the streets demanding democracy and reform in their country. The only Gulf country with a Shia majority governed by a Sunni...

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Amnesty Int'l: Bahrain: New decrees ban dissent as further protests organized

Two new emergency decrees issued by the King of Bahrain last night, which include the banning of all protests, are a further shameful attempt to completely ban any form of dissent and freedom of...

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Bahrain: Concern about recommendations for harsher punishments against...

Press briefing notes​ Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Cécile Pouilly Location: Geneva Date: 6 August 2013 We are concerned about the recommendations made by the National...

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Amnesty Int'l: Bahrain: Social media activists risk torture in Bahrain

UA: 206/13 Index: MDE 11/028/2013 Bahrain Date: 2 August 2013 URGENT ACTION: social media activists risk torture in bahrain Mohammad Hassan Sadef, a 26-year-old blogger and translator and Hussain...

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