Quantcast
Channel: Bahrain Center for Human Rights
Browsing all 1658 articles
Browse latest View live

Clinton’s Bahrain problem has nothing to do with the Clinton Foundation

As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton had a wrongheaded policy on Bahrain and supported the regime while it cracked down on protesters and trampled its own people’s human rights. But that folly had...

View Article



Coalition calls out Bahrain for sneakily shutting down the internet

Bahrain—Today a coalition of nearly 30 organizations from around the world called on authorities in Bahrain to restore the internet in the country. Citing complex disruptions to internet service that...

View Article

The "Miami Model" in Bahrain

How one American police chief exported his repressive tactics to the Middle East. Last week, John Timoney — the former New York Police Department chief who went on to lead the police forces of...

View Article

Bahraini authorities start handing over prison sentences for protesters for...

The courts in Bahrain have moved forward to hand down prison sentences against protesters from the Duraz sit-in. Two protesters were sentenced to one year of imprisonment each during the last week,...

View Article

Bahrain: Justice denied for two years as Khalil Al-Halwachi is imprisoned...

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) condemns the Bahraini government’s practice of holding detainees for a prolonged and indefinite period prior to being sentenced and convicted of any official...

View Article


British police criticised for lack of transparency in Bahrain training deal

British police have been criticised for refusing to release details of an international deal to train security officials from Bahrain, a country accused of a litany of human rights abuses. Human...

View Article

US: Bahrain - International Religious Freedom Report for 2015

The constitution declares Islam to be the official religion and sharia to be a principal source for legislation. It provides for freedom of conscience, the inviolability of places of worship, and...

View Article

Enforced Disappearance: A Persistent Violation in Bahrain

On the occasion of the International Day of the Disappeared, held annually on 30 August, the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) recalls the numerous cases of those Bahraini citizens who fell...

View Article


On the Occasion of the 33rd Session Five Bahraini NGOs Dispatch Joint Letter...

With the third UPR Process commencing in 2017, and the UN Human Rights Council’s 33rd Session starting in September, five NGOs have articulated a joint letter intended for UNHRC members regarding the...

View Article


Frequent Target: BCHR’s Human Rights Defenders Subject to Continuous...

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) is deeply concerned over the continued targeting of its members. As of now, all the public figures of BCHR inside Bahrain are banned from leaving the...

View Article

Bahrain's al-Wefaq opposition appeals dissolution ruling: Wefaq official

Bahrain's main opposition al-Wefaq has appealed against an administrative court ruling last month that dissolved the group and found it guilty of fostering terrorism, a leading Wefaq official said on...

View Article

Bahrain: Alarming clampdown on the rights to freedom of expression,...

Since May 2016 Bahrain has seen an alarming intensification in the crackdown on the enjoyment of the rights to freedom of expression, peaceful assembly, association and movement, particularly against...

View Article

Travel ban against human rights defender Nedal Al-Salman

On 29 August 2016, human rights defender Ms Nedal Al-Salman was banned from travelling to Doha from Bahrain International Airport. Nedal Al-Salman is the Head of International Relations and Women...

View Article


Digital Rights Derailed in Bahrain: BCHR Releases Report on Restricting and...

Today, 31 August 2016, the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) published a new report entitled “Digital Rights Derailed in Bahrain”, which examines and discusses the measures taken by the Bahraini...

View Article

String of Bahraini prison sentences issued against Shiites

Courts in Bahrain have issued a string of guilty verdicts against Shiite activists and clerics, including a blogger who was sentenced to one year in prison for insulting the king and inciting hatred...

View Article


Index award winners and judges call for release of Bahraini campaigner

Playwright David Hare, author Monica Ali, comedian Shazia Mirza, MP Keir Starmer and Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka are among those who have written to Prime Minister Theresa May asking the UK government...

View Article

Bahrain Moves to Restrict Digital Journalism

The Rio Olympics are the perfect example of the dwindling power of traditional media and the growing demand for digital journalism. While NBC Universal CEO Steve Burke’s “nightmare” of a 20 percent...

View Article


UK Police Criticized for Lack of Transparency in Bahrain & Saudi Training Deals

The British College of Policing (CoP) which sets standards for UK Police Officers and also commercially offers worldwide training courses is currently under intense criticism after refusing to reveal...

View Article

Bahrain gives 15-year jail sentence to two men connected with 2013 police...

The High Criminal Court in Bahrain has sentenced two Bahraini nationals to 15 years in jail over allegations of damaging a police vehicle. The court on Wednesday issued the sentence allegedly in...

View Article

Two-Year Prison Term Handed down to Head of Highest Shiite Religious...

A Bahraini court sentenced on Wednesday (August 31, 2016) Shiite cleric Sayed Majeed Al-Mashaal, the head of the highest Shia religious institution in the country, to two years in prison over charges...

View Article
Browsing all 1658 articles
Browse latest View live




Latest Images