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UN Rapporteur Very Concerned by Bahraini Authorities’ Summoning of Sheikh...

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, Maina Kiai, expressed deep concern about the Bahraini security authorities' summoning of Head of...

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Letter: UK must question Bahrain’s record on press freedom

The Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD), Index on Censorship, and Reporters without Borders have sent an open letter to United Kingdom's foreign secretary Boris Johnson raising concerns...

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Bahrain: Gov’t Prosecutes Religious Freedoms Advocate Sheikh Maytham...

15 August 2016 - Bahrain's authorities today charged with illegal gathering the human rights defender and scholar Sheikh Maytham Al-Salman and activist and medic Dr. Taha Al-Derazi following their...

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UN rights experts urge Bahrain to end the persecution of Shias

The systematic harassment of the Shia population by the authorities in Bahrain, including stripping many of them of citizenship, is deeply concerning, a group of United Nations human rights...

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Boris Johnson urged to question Bahrain ambassador about press freedom

Leading press freedom groups have sent a letter to foreign secretary Boris Johnson raising concerns about the human rights record of Bahrain’s ambassador to the UK. They urge Johnson to take up the...

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Bahrain authorities must end ‘systematic harassment’ of Shia population – UN...

16 August 2016 – A group of United Nations independent human rights experts today expressed deep concerns at what they see as “systematic harassment” of the Shia population and religious leaders,...

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Tortured and trapped, Bahraini journalist Nazeeha Saeed continues her fight...

Tortured and trapped, Bahraini journalist Nazeeha Saeed continues her fight for press freedom. As has been widely reported and even cited in the independent investigation commissioned by the Bahraini...

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Bahraini Authorities Continue Campaign Against Sheikh Isa Qassim and Shia...

The Government of Bahrain has continued to target Shia religious leaders today, as authorities brought an additional charge of “inciting hatred” against Sayed Majeed Misha’al, a Shia cleric and...

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The Bahrain 13: One year since Index magazine sent to jailed academic and...

In August 2015, Index editor Rachael Jolley sent a copy of the magazine to jailed academic Abduljalil al-Singace, a member of the Bahrain 13. One year on, eleven of the group of jailed activists...

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How Did “Bahrain Watch” Tests Prove Bahraini Gov’t Technique in Deliberate...

Bill Marczak, a well-known American internet and digital security expert, believes that the Bahraini government's war is stretching from the streets of Diraz to reach the Internet, and that it is...

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Bahrain Detains Leading Neurosurgeon

Neurosurgeon Dr. Taha Alderazi was due to perform an operation on Tuesday, but instead he was in Bahrain’s Dry Dock prison. He is charged with taking part in an illegal gathering, a charge often...

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Opinions Are Not Crimes - BCHR Event on 1 September in Copenhagen

On September 1, the Bahrain Center for Human Rights will host an event in Copenhagen to cast light on the recent developments and present the case of human rights defenders and BCHR’s president,...

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Bahraini Women Under 45 Restricted from Going on Hajj Without Male Guardians

Bahrain’s Ministry of Justice has issued new regulations deemed discriminatory against Bahraini women, which prevent them from going on Hajj without a male guardian if they are below 45 years’ old....

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Stop the War Coalition Extremely Concerned About Worsening HR Situation in...

For the past couple of years, London-based Stop the War Coalition has been very active in promoting humanitarian and human rights demands for causes related to the Middle East and the Arab World. It...

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Member in UK Parliament Calls on FCO to Pressure on Bahrain to Release Nabeel...

A member in the UK Parliament called on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to pressure on Bahrain to release the prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab. In a letter to the British Foreign and...

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Bahrain’s New Order

The political news emanating from the tiny island kingdom of Bahrain has come fast and frequent this summer, with a series of actions taken by the courts, Parliament, and security forces effectively...

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Nabeel Rajab's lawyers: “There is no evidence proving our client is guilty of...

On Tuesday (2 August 2016), the Supreme Criminal Court, led by judge Dheyaa Hraidi, with member judges Wajeeh Al-Shaer and Abdul Aziz Al-Jabiri, and secretary Yousif Bu Hardan, refused to release...

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In the Firing Line: Women Human Rights Defenders in Bahrain Increasingly...

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) is deeply concerned about the recent repressive steps of the Bahraini government, particularly against women human rights defenders. We condemn in the...

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Bahrain: Authorities Targeting Shia clerics

Bahraini authorities are targeting Shia clerics in a systematic campaign of harassment that violates their rights to freedom of assembly and speech, and to religious freedom, Human Rights Watch said...

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UK Journalist to Bahrain Mirror: Bahraini Uprising Saw no Support despite...

On the sidelines of "The International Conference in Support of the Yemeni People", journalists and activists shared their views on the current situation in Yemen and countries of the Gulf region,...

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