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Punishing Dissent in Bahrain

Nabeel Rajab, a prominent human rights activist in Bahrain, has racked up a long rap sheet of trumped-up charges over the past decade for peacefully exercising his right to criticize the government....

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US Department of State calls for immediate release of Nabeel Rajab

The Spokesman of the US State Department, Mark Toner, said in yesterday's ( 6 September) Press Briefing that the United States is "very concerned" about Nabeel Rajab's ongoing detention and about the...

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Australian Greens Party Seeks Halting Export of Advanced Monitoring Devices...

The Gulf Institute for Democracy and Human Rights said that The Australian Greens (Australia's Green Political Party) has promised to intervene diplomatically to halt the export of advanced monitoring...

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US calls for release of Bahraini activist Nabeel Rajab

The US State Department on Tuesday called for Rajab's immediate release after The New York Times published a letter by the activist that said he was facing prosecution for his work exposing human...

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Deep Concerns at Health of Detainee Khalil Al-Halwachi after Suffering from...

Bahrain Mirror: Head of the Monitoring and documentation department at the European-Bahraini Organization for Human Rights (EBOHR), activist Fatima Al-Halwachi, said that her father Khalil Halwachi...

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Bahraini Authorities Sentence More Activists to Prison Terms for Criticising...

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) expresses grave concern over the increasing number of activists convicted for exercising their freedom of speech on vague charges including “insulting the...

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Bahrain Clerics Appeal to HRC: Sectarian Persecution Reached Dangerous Levels

Bahrain's Shiite clerics sent a letter to the Head of the United Nations Human Rights Council, and the diplomatic missions of Member States at the Geneva council during its 33rd session. They declared...

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Human Rights First’s Dooley Testifies on Bahrain before Congressional Committee

In testimony today before the U.S. Congress’s Tom Lantos Commission on Human Rights, Human Rights First’s Brian Dooley will urge U.S. policymakers to take action to press for human rights reforms in...

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Human Rights Watch Testimony at Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Hearing on...

Chairman McGovern, Chairman Pitts, members of the Commission, thank you for the invitation to testify on Bahrain. This hearing comes at the end of a week when Bahrain’s most notable human rights...

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United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein,...

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al-Hussein, Calls on Bahraini Government to Comply with Human Rights Mechanisms In a welcome move, Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein, United Nations...

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BCHR at HRC33: discussing issues faced by human rights defenders in Bahrain

The intervention was delivered under Item 3 on arbitrary detention in Bahrain by Sayed Alwadaei, the Director of Advocacy at the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy at the 33rd Session of the...

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UN High Commissioner Urges Bahrain to Implement HRC Recommendations

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid bin Ra'ad Al-Hussein said on Tuesday (September 13, 2016) that Bahrain should pay more heed to human rights.Referring to Bahrain, Zeid...

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Collective Efforts: International Calls for Accountability and Reform in Bahrain

In 2011, the Government of Bahrain violently suppressed the country’s peaceful pro-democracy movement. More than half of the population protested structural inequalities, corruption, repression, and a...

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BCHR at HRC33: the arrest of Nabeel Rajab and opression on Shia community

On 14 September, the intervention under Item 2 on the Annual report of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights was delivered by Husain Abdulla form Alsalam Foundation at the 33rd Session of the...

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Event in Geneva: Closing Civil Society, Religious & Political Space in Bahrain

On 14 September, the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), together with the Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD)...

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UNHRC33: Government of Bahrain Denies Allegations of Human Rights Violations

At the 33rd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council held in Geneva, the government representative from the Kingdom of Bahrain completely denied the serious deterioration of the human rights...

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HRC33: EU statement Item 2

At the 33rd Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council Geneva, 13-30 September 2016, EU delivers a statement  under Item 2 related to the High Commissioner for Human Rights' report. EU states...

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Protest in Diraz on Morning of Eid Al-Adha

Citizens of Diraz and the protestors in front of Sheikh Isa Qassim's house staged a crowded protest that wandered the streets of the village, demanding putting an end to Al Khalifa monopoly over...

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Human rights groups urge countries to call for Nabeel Rajab's release

Human rights groups have written to 50 states urging them to call on the Bahraini authorities to release Nabeel Rajab, who is facing up to 15 years’ in jail for comments he made on Twitter. Rajab has...

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Bahrain: ‘Call for Nabeel Rajab’s release’, rights groups urge 50 governments

15 September 2016 – The Bahrain Center for Human Rights, together with 21 other NGOs, yesterday wrote to the governments of 50 states urging them to publicly call for the release of Bahraini human...

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