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Charles and Camilla visit Bahrain's oldest Hindu temple

The Bahrain visit marks 200 years of formal relations between the two countries, dating from a treaty of friendship signed in 1816. But the trip comes amid concerns of continued human rights abuses in...

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Prince Charles accused of “burying British values” as he opens naval base in...

Prince Charles has come under renewed criticism over human rights abuses in Bahrain after he yesterday opened part of a new £30m naval base gifted to Britain by the Gulf state. One activist in the...

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BAHRAINI POLITICIAN FACES CHARGES AFTER AP INTERVIEW

A secular political leader in Bahrain was charged Sunday with "inciting hatred" against the island's rulers after giving an interview to The Associated Press during a recent visit by Britain's Prince...

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Parliamentary Proposal Suggests Appointing Military, Security, Legal Attaches...

Members of Parliament demanded the government to appoint new military, security, and legal attaches in Bahraini 4 embassies abroad. This comes in light of the "vicious attacks Bahrain faces from...

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Detainee Hussain Abdulwahab Mistreated and Denied Adequate Medical Care

14 November 2016 - The Government of Bahrain continues to deny adequate medical care to Bahraini activist and detainee Hussain Abdulwahab Hussain Ali Ismail. NGOs who have spoken to the family have...

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Bahrain Charges Ebrahim Sharif for AP Interview After Prince Charles Visit

UPDATE: 14 November 2016, 2:00pm EST - The United States Department of State has called for the Government of Bahrain to drop all charges against Ebrahim Sharif, noting that that the Department has...

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Photos: Hundreds Demand to Unveil Fate of Detainee Held since 21 Days

Hundreds of protestors in Diraz demanded on Monday (November 14, 2016) the security authorities to unveil the fate of detainee Sayed Alawi Sayed Hussein. The Bahraini authorities arrested Hussein from...

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Index of Censorship - Bahrain charges Ebrahim Sharif for AP interview after...

Bahrain’s public prosecution on Sunday 13 November charged leading opposition politician Ebrahim Sharif under article 165 of the penal code with “inciting hatred against the regime,” after he spoke to...

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Bahrain Travel Bans Reveal Insecurity

First, Bahraini authorities hit human rights defender Nabeel Rajab with charges for writing an oped in the New York Times, and now they have charged secular opposition leader Ebrahim Sharif after an...

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UK and US concerned at arrest of politician after Prince Charles visit to...

The British government is to raise concerns with the Bahraini government over the arrest of a politician, Ebrahim Sharif, following last week’s visit to Bahrain by Prince Charles. During the visit,...

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Freedom House - Freedom of the Net Report 2016

Key Developments: Messaging app Telegram was blocked for several days in February in an effort to contain protests marking the fifth anniversary of Bahrain’s “Day of Rage” (see Restrictions on...

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Bahraini Authorities Continue Crackdown on Activists: More Human Rights...

16 November 2016 - In the past few days, the Bahraini authorities have summoned at least 26 activists and human rights defenders for interrogations over charges of illegal gathering, including members...

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Bahrain: Human Rights Defender Ghada Jamsheer Remains in Jail Despite Poor...

Women’s rights defender, writer and blogger Ghada Jamsheer remains in jail in Bahrain serving a combined ten-month sentence for exercising her right to free expression on Twitter. On 7 November 2016,...

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UK condemns arrest of Bahrain politician

The UK Foreign Office will discuss the case of a Bahraini politician, who was arrested for criticising Prince Charles’ visit to the Gulf, with the Bahraini government. Last week Bahrain’s Cyber Crime...

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Bahrain: Human rights defender Ghada Jamsheer remains in jail despite poor...

Women’s rights defender, writer and blogger Ghada Jamsheer remains in jail in Bahrain serving a combined ten-month sentence for exercising her right to free expression on Twitter. On 7 November 2016,...

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Critic of UK Royals’ Visit Faces Charges

Bahraini authorities have charged a prominent political activist with “inciting hatred of the political system” after he criticized Bahrain’s government and the November 8 to 11, 2016, visit to...

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Britain should stop blocking democracy and human rights progress in Bahrain

What a summer it was for the Establishment in Bahrain and Britain. As the Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, clasped his ears, the King of Bahrain roared with laughter. It was a Sunday...

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Opposition Leader Ebrahim Sharif charged over comments to AP

On 17 November rights groups wrote to Prince Charles urging him to "publicly condemn" the prosecution of Ebrahim Sharif, a Bahraini politician facing charges after criticising the Prince of Wales'...

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Bahrain: Human Rights Defender Hussain Radhi Charged over Tweets and Retweets

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) expresses deep concern about the recent summoning of human rights defender Hussain Radhi, a member of BCHR’s documentation team. BCHR condemns the continued...

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BAHRAIN: WINDOW-DRESSING OR PIONEERS OF CHANGE?: AN ASSESSMENT OF BAHRAIN'S...

Five years have passed since the government agreed to adopt the measures the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry report said were needed to address the serious human rights violations committed...

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