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BCHR Internship Positions Available - January-March 2017

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) currently seeks creative, passionate and hard-working applicants for internship positions on Advocacy, Communication and Research. BCHR is looking for...

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Dry Dock Prison Prevents Al-Halwachi’s Family from Visiting him, Says “He is...

The security authorities in Dry Dock Prison prevented the family of activist Khalil Al-Halwachi from meeting him in an already scheduled visit. His daughter Fatima Al-Halwachi said that the...

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New Minors’ Bill, “Political Coverup” of Child Arrests and Deaths in Bahrain

The Bahraini Minister of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments Khalid bin Ali Al Khalifa commenced talks on the new bill for minors entitled, "Reformative Justice for Children and Protection from...

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Protesters hurl themselves at the King of Bahrain's car as he is driven to...

Suspect managed to get through crowds and attack King Hamad's car Police managed to drag him and others back and made at least one arrest Theresa May urged to raise human rights and death penalty in...

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PM must raise death penalty with Bahrain King

Theresa May must raise concerns about the death penalty and torture when she meets the King of Bahrain in London this week, international human rights organisation Reprieve has said. Read the full...

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The Obama administration rewards repression in Bahrain

Bahrain, the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom that hosts the U.S. 5th Fleet, used to perceive a need to appear responsive to U.S. concerns about its atrocious human rights record. Five years ago, after...

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Bahraini Opposition Activist Fadhel Abbas Sentenced to Three Years in Prison...

On 26 October the Government of Bahrain decreased the sentence of Fadhel Abbas, former Secretary-General of the al-Wahdawi Political Society. Courts originally sentenced Abbas to five years in prison,...

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25 organizations' Urgent Appeal to the High Representative of the European...

25 human rights organizations have signed an urgent appeal letter to Ms Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Vice-President of the...

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Al-Wefaq Deputy Secretary General Calls for Dealing with Society’s...

Deputy Secretary General of the Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society Sheikh Hussein Al-Daihi called on the people of Bahrain and Al-Wefaq supporters to deal with Al-Wefaq suspension as "a point of...

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Freedom of the Press Report 2016

Press freedom declined to its lowest point in 12 years in 2015, as political, criminal, and terrorist forces sought to co-opt or silence the media in their broader struggle for power. Bahrain, ranked...

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Bahrain opposition group appeals against dissolution

Bahrain’s main Shiite opposition group has appealed against a court ruling that it should be dissolved over terrorism-related charges, a judicial official said on Sunday. "Al Wefaq has filed an appeal...

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Bahrain prevents family of dissident from flying to London to join him

Officials in Bahrain have prevented the wife and infant son of a London-based dissident from leaving the country to join him. It is the latest example of a crackdown by the Gulf state, which has been...

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America should use its leverage with Bahrain

The Oct. 27 editorial “ ‘Is this the kind of ally America wants?’ ” highlighted the Obama administration’s myopic policy on Bahrain. The smallest country in the Middle East has manipulated its...

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Nabeel Rajab’s unlawful detention continues: trial postponed, investigations...

31 October 2016 - Today, the High Criminal Court postponed the trial of prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, President of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) to 15 December 2016. We,...

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Letter from Jailed Bahrain Activist Nabeel Rajab to US Congress Lantos...

Leading Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab is due a court verdict on Monday after a sham trial. Rajab wrote the following letter from jail to the co-chairs of the Tom Lantos Human Rights...

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Urgent Appeal Letter about Ghada Jamsheer's case by the Observatory

            The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of FIDH and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), has received new information about the case of Ghada...

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Bahrain activist's trial postponed to Dec. 15

Bahrain on Monday postponed until Dec. 15 the trial of prominent democracy activist Nabeel Rajab to permit more investigation of a Twitter account he is accused of using to publish criticism of the...

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Index - Bahrain: Trial of Nabeel Rajab postponed until 15 December

The trial of prominent Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab– president of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights – has been postponed for a fourth consecutive time to enable the country’s high...

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Human Rights Watch - Arab Gulf States: Attempts to Silence 140 Characters

Gulf governments have attempted to silence peaceful critics in response to a wave of online activism in recent years, Human Rights Watch said in an interactive website that began operating today. The...

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Five years on: Journalists’ killers remain unaccountable in impunity haven of...

The International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists, which is dedicated to all members of the media who have suffered violence due to their profession, is marked on 2 November 2016....

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