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Bahrain Bans Protests: Human Rights Activist Says 'Physical, Psychological,...

Huffington Post  |  By Alexandra Schuster Posted: 08/07/2013 4:08 pm EDT  |  Updated: 08/07/2013 4:42 pm EDT Bahrain human rights activist Maryam Al-Khawaja says the government there is escalating its...

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Bahrain: Arrest of Lawyer after Tweeting about Torture of Detained Blogger

Confirmed information on the torture of social media activists in detention The Bahrain Center for Human Rights expresses grave concern in regards to the recent news of the reported torture of a...

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Acting President of BCHR and Co-Director of GCHR Banned from Boarding British...

This morning the Acting President of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR) and Co-Director of the Gulf Center for Human Rights (GCHR) Maryam Al-Khawaja, was informed by a British Airways flight...

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Amnesty Int'l: Bahrain: Child sent to prison after demonstration

UA: 204/13 Index: MDE 11/027/2013 Bahrain Date: 02 August 2013 A 15-year-old boy, Hussain al-Hawaj, was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment by a Bahraini court on 9 June for participation in a...

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VOICES: Bahrain’s Lost Boys

Mahmood has not slept at home in eight months. His younger brother has not slept there in a year. But armed riot police continue to raid their family home monthly, breaking down bedroom doors...

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Bahrain: Two Civilians Killed in Horrific Car Crash after Being Reportedly...

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) is gravely concerned in regards to the death of two civilians who were killed after reportedly being chased by police and civilian cars which led to their...

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Bahrain: Sectarian Discourse is Still Ongoing in the Official Media

  Impunity for Pro-Regime Figures Calling for Violence   The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) expresses its concern in regards to the ongoing campaign of distortion and sectarian incitement...

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Little hope for Bahrain as world turns away

by: Marc Owen Jones Published on http://www.yourmiddleeast.com Although Bahrain has largely fallen out of the global media spotlight, a renewed government crackdown ahead of the ‘Tamorrod’ protests on...

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Bahrain: Security Forces Place Cement Blocks and Barbed Wire around Villages...

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) is gravely concerned in regards to the ongoing and escalating government crackdown following the announcement of Bahrain Rebellion "Tamarrod" Movement to...

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Bahrain: 51 Bloggers Demand the Release of Bahrain's Mohammed Hassan

“Tell them about how you're never really a whole person if you remain silent.” - Audre Lorde   On the 31st of July, our friend Mohammed Hassan (also known as Safy in the blogging sphere and social...

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Suppression Marks Tamarrod Protests Across Bahrain

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights is deeply concerned about the government’s strong reaction to the planned, peaceful, demonstrations ongoing through Bahrain today for the Tamarrod, or Rebellion,...

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Urgent Appeal: Health of Activist Zainab AlKhawaja in danger

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights expresses its grave concern in regards to the authorities in Bahrain’s harassment of imprisoned activists. Activist Zainab Al Khawaja is incarcerated with prisoners...

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Reuters Special Report: In Bahrain, a U.S. prisoner's dilemma

By Yara Bayoumy DUBAI | Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:03am EDT (Reuters) - Amina al-Maidan was asleep in her family's apartment in the Gulf state of Bahrain last October when masked policemen arrived at about...

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BBC: Bahraini detainee case highlights price of protest

By Bill LawGulf analyst, BBC News     This is the story of a young man called Mohammed Mirza. The Bahrain police say he is a dangerous criminal. His family believe he is the victim of police brutality...

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Bahrain: Abduljabbar Ahmed: Abducted from his Office, Held at the Criminal...

Family of AbdulJabbar Ahmed is concerned about the fate of their son and demand his release The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) expresses its concern about the safety of Bahraini citizen...

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My Parents' Bahrain

by Maryam Al-Khawaja Published on jadaliyya.com I write this not as the human rights defender I have become known as, but rather as the daughter of Bahraini parents who painted an ideal image of...

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RSF: Use Of Arrest And Torture In Bid To Stifle Protests In Bahrain

Reporters Without Borders is concerned by a new upsurge in abusive treatment of journalists in the run-up to the major “Tamarod” rally that the opposition has called for 14 August. Journalists who...

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Front Line Defenders: Bahrain: Government Abandons even the Rhetoric of Reform

As the Government of Bahrain prepares to implement a new series of draconian security measures, human rights defenders and political activists are preparing to use the 14th August anniversary of...

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CPJ: Journalist arrested, another believed to be held in Bahrain

New York, August 1, 2013--A Bahraini blogger has been detained and a photographer is missing amid signs that Bahraini authorities are trying to crack down on critical voices ahead of protests planned...

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Amnesty Int'l: bahraini activist ARRESTED and CHARGED

UA: 217/13 Index: MDE 11/032/2013 Bahrain Date: 13 August 2013 Bahraini banker Mohammad Sanad al-Makina was arrested on 9 August at Bahrain International Airport when leaving for a holiday with...

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