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Bahrain: End heightened crackdown on peaceful critics

The Bahraini authorities should halt immediately their heightened crackdown on peaceful critics and opponents, Amnesty International said today. The call comes after scores of protesters and at least...

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Maitham Al-Salman: Bahraini Authorities’ Disregard of HRC Recommendations...

Head of the Religious Freedoms Department at the Bahrain Human Rights Observatory, Sheikh Maitham Al-Salman, said in a tweet on his personal account: "Any speech that encourages not committing to...

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Prisoners inside the state: Bahrain grounds Nedal Al-Salman from traveling to UN

IFEX member Nedal Al-Salman was prevented from leaving the country on 29 August, and informed that the public prosecution issued a travel ban against her in yet another case of the Bahraini government...

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34 organizations calling on the King in Bahrain to release of HRD Nabeel Rajab

2 September 2016 HM Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa Office of HM the King P.O. Box 555, Rifa’a Palace Kingdom of Bahrain   Cc. The Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP Secretary of State for Foreign and...

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BCHR event in Copenhagen - Opinions Are Not Crimes

On 1 September, the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), together with the cultural center VerdensKulturCentret, held an awareness and solidarity event on the occasion of its detained president...

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Coalition: Bahrain should free Nabeel Rajab immediately

Prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, who has been held behind bars in Bahrain for 81 days, should be freed immediately and unconditionally, a coalition of 34 rights groups, including the...

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Bahrain: Systematic pattern of obstacles to freedom of movement against human...

The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), requests your...

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Bahrain NGOs Condemn Reprisals against HRDs for UN Engagement

2 September 2016—In the past two weeks, the Bahraini government has prevented a number of human rights defenders from travelling abroad, among them were three members of the Bahrain Center for Human...

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Arrested by a U.S. ally over tweets: NGOs call for freedom of Bahraini rights...

A prominent human rights activist in a U.S.-allied country faces up to 15 years in prison because of his tweets. Since the 2011 pro-democracy uprising in the Gulf monarchy Bahrain, which was violently...

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Bahrain: London stands in solidarity with Nabeel Rajab on his birthday

On 1 September, English PEN joined fellow organisations and friends of human rights defender Nabeel Rajab to mark his 52nd birthday with a protest at the Embassy of Bahrain in London. Representatives...

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Letter From a Bahraini Jail

Riffa, Bahrain I write this from a Bahraini jail cell where I have been detained, largely in isolation, since the beginning of summer. This is not new to me: I have been here before, from 2012 to...

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Bahrain: Release Rights Activist, Lift Travel Bans

Bahrain should immediately stop the prosecution of prominent human rights activist Nabeel Rajab, who faces up to 15 years in prison solely for charges that violate his right to free expression....

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Lawyer Al-Tajer: If Government Remains Stubborn it Will Lead Bahrain to the...

Lawyer and rights activist Mohammed al-Tajer said that the Bahraini authorities do not only treat pro-opposition Bahrainis arbitrarily, but they rather treat the entire nation with a sense of...

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The Human Rights Council should act now to prevent further human rights...

To Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the UN Human Rights Council   Your excellencies, The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) writes you to urge your delegation to address...

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Prominent Rights Activist Charged for New York Times Letter

On 5 September the Bahrain’s Public Prosecutor today charged prominent human rights activist, Nabeel Rajab, after the New York Times published his letter from prison. Mr. Rajab has been held in...

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Bahrain brings new charges against man believed to be top democracy activist

Bahrain prosecutors on Monday filed new charges against a man believed by rights activists to be the Gulf state's most prominent jailed democracy campaigner, Nabeel Rajab, after the New York Times...

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Bahrain delays court date for human rights campaigner for third time

On Monday, 5 September a Bahraini court delayed the trial of Index award-winning human rights campaigner Nabeel Rajab for a third time. The new trial date is now 6 October 2016. “Once again, Bahrain’s...

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Bahrain: Domestic Workers Freedom of Religion and Worship Rights

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) and Bahrain Interfaith condemn the government of Bahrain’s disregard for the growing abuse against female domestic workers in the Kingdom. We call on the...

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US urges Bahrain to free rights activist Nabeel Rajab

The US State Department has urged Bahrain to immediately release the prominent human rights activist Nabeel Rajab. A spokesman said the US was "very concerned" about Mr Rajab's detention and charges...

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U.S. urges Bahrain to free jailed rights campaigner Nabeel Rajab

The United States voiced concern on Tuesday about the detention of leading Bahraini democracy campaigner Nabeel Rajab and called on the Manama government to release him immediately. The call by the...

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