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Boris Johnson must urge Gulf to end child death sentences – Reprieve

The Foreign Secretary has been urged to use a visit to the Gulf today to call for the release of juveniles and political dissidents sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. Boris Johnson will...

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Roundtable Session in Berlin on Bahrain’s Deteriorating Human Rights...

Participants in a roundtable session in the German capital Berlin said that Bahrain has arrested 1153 people since the beginning of the year, including 186 children and 21 women, which reflects the...

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BAHRAIN: OPPOSITION LEADER CONDEMNED TO NINE YEARS IN PRISON FOLLOWING UNFAIR...

A nine year prison sentence against the Bahraini opposition leader, Sheikh Ali SalmaAlin, was upheld today by a Bahraini Appeal Court, after a retrial, in another blow to freedom of expression in the...

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Attacks on Civil Society Discussion Event ahead of Nabeel Rajab’s Trial on 15...

Marking the United Nations’ International Human Rights Day on 10  December,  representatives of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), Human Rights Watch Germany (HRW) and the International...

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Bahrain court upholds 9-year prison term for opposition chief

A Bahraini court has upheld a nine-year prison term imposed on the country's most prominent opposition leader, Shi'ite cleric Sheikh Ali Salman, local media reported on Monday. Salman, who leads the...

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Rights groups blast sentence against Bahrain Shiite activist

Human rights groups are sharply criticizing a Bahraini appeal court's ruling upholding a nine-year prison sentence against the country's leading Shiite opposition figure. Amnesty International and the...

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Bahrain – Opposition leader’s sentence upheld on appeal (December 12, 2016)

France notes with concern the upholding of the nine-year prison sentence for al-Wefaq’s secretary-general, Sheikh Ali Salman, whose movement – the main opposition party – was dissolved in July by the...

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Maryam al-Khawaja: Bahrain remains in the grip of oppression, and the UK...

LAST year exiled Bahraini human rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja told The National the UK had “become a problem” for freedoms in the Gulf region. Now the co-director of the Gulf Centre for Human...

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Bahrain is no U.S. partner

Maybe S. Rob Sobhani is right that no world leader “will come close to being a truer partner of Washington than King Hamad” — if being a true partner means heading a regime that respects neither human...

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Bahraini human rights activist to face trial

Join a vigil at 10 Downing Street When: Wednesday 14 December 12:30pm Where: 10 Downing Street, London SW1A 2AA Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab, an Index award winner, has been imprisoned...

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Court Upholds 9-Year Prison Sentence for Sheikh Ali Salman

In Bahrain, an appeals court has upheld a nine-year prison sentence against Bahraini opposition leader, Sheikh Ali Salman. Read the full article here.  Document Type:  International media Feature:...

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Freedom of the Press: Bahrain Restricts Media Access During GCC Summit in...

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) is concerned about the ongoing and intensifying harassment of independent journalists by the Bahraini government. The Bahraini government prevented...

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Index - Bahrain: Parliamentary pressure mounts on Theresa May to call for...

Parliamentarians today joined in calling on the UK government to call for the release of jailed activist Nabeel Rajab. Twenty-three Members of Parliament have penned a joint letter to the Foreign...

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The Guardian - Cross-party MPs urge Boris Johnson to call for Bahrain...

More than 20 MPs from seven parties in the UK parliament have urged the British foreign secretary to echo US government calls for the release of the Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab, whose...

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Washington’s Dilemma as Bahrain Snuggles Up to Putin

The first Trump cabinet discussion on Russia should be fun. Quite apart from the question of what role Russia played in the presidential election, nominees for top posts have said very different...

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Serious Concerns over the Continuous Unlawful Detention of Human Rights...

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights is greatly concerned at the prolongued detention of its President and human rights defender Nabeel Rajab. On 15 December the Bahrain High Criminal Court has...

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GCHR - Human rights defender Ghada Jamsheer freed from prison, allowed to...

Women’s rights defender, writer and blogger Ghada Jamsheer was freed on 12 December after four months in prison in Bahrain, after reaching an agreement to work for the rest of her sentence. Jamsheer...

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Court postpones verdict for the fifth time for human rights defender Nabeel...

Paris-Geneva, December 15, 2016 – For the fifth time in a row, Court postpones verdict of human rights defender Nabeel Rajab  as he remains jailed for his tweets and his human rights activities in...

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Wikipedia and Guessing: Basis of Charges Against Human Rights Defender Nabeel...

15 December 2016 Lawyer’s memorandum in the defense of Nabeel Rajab (Unofficial translation from Arabic): The Ministry of the Interior (MOI)’s expert [from the Criminal Investigation Directorate]...

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Bahrain Solidarity Day

15 December 2016 – This past year the Government of Bahrain drastically increased its suppression of Bahraini civil and political society. Today, Bahraini human rights organizations stand in...

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