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Bahrain: Ongoing Incommunicado Detention of Two Detainees in Absence of Known...

Two men have been detained incommunicado in Bahrain for months. For nearly three months, since his arrest, Sayed Fadhel Abbas Radhi has been detained without access to family or lawyer. Similarly,...

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Nabeel Rajab must be immediately and unconditionally released

H.E. Zeid Ra'ad Zeid al-Hussein United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Palais Wilson 52 rue des Pâquis CH-1201 Geneva Switzerland CC: David Kaye, UN Special Rapporteur on Free Expression...

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Rights groups condemn police violence in Diraz

Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD), and the European Center for Democracy...

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Bahraini Authorities refer Nabeel Rajab to Prosecution for Letter Published...

21 December 2016 – Bahraini authorities have today interrogated imprisoned human rights defender Nabeel Rajab on allegations stemming from a letter he recently published in the French newspaper Le...

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Bahrain: Court of Appeal Ignores Torture Allegations, Upholds Three Death...

On 4 December 2016, the sixth higher court of appeal in Bahrain, headed by judge Ebrahim Al-Zayed, upheld death sentences against three individuals, Sami Mushaima, Abbas Al-Samea, and Ali Abdulshaheed...

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OHCHR expressing concerns on Nabeel Rajab's ongoing prosecution

We are seriously concerned about the ongoing prosecution of Nabeel Rajab, a co-founder of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, who has been detained since 13 June 2016 for exercising his right to...

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Bahrain’s Prosecution Detains Nabeel Rajab Despite Court-Ordered Release

28 December 2016 – A Bahraini court earlier today ordered the provisional release of human rights defender Nabeel Rajab on bail. However, the Public Prosecution subsequently ordered his continued...

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Bahrain’s prosecution orders seven-day detention of Nabeel Rajab over...

29 December 2016 - The public prosecution in Bahrain today interrogated human rights defender Nabeel Rajab regarding a case related of allegedly “disseminating false documents and malicious rumors”...

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Bahrain’s New Year of Oppression

The Bahraini authorities are starting 2017 with more oppression and practising human rights violations against the people, as indicated by cases documented by the Bahrain Center for Human Rights...

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Bahrain Renews Detention of Human Rights Defender Nabeel Rajab

On 5 January 2017, the public prosecution renewed the detention of leading human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, President of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), for 15 days. BCHR strongly...

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Elias Al-Mulla: Stage 3 Cancer Patient Suffering in Bahrain’s Prison and...

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) expresses great concern over the wellbeing and access to medical care of the detainee Elias Faisal Al-Mulla, who is suffering from stage 3 colon cancer, and...

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Bahrain exposed: Repression & theocratic supremacism in the kingdom island

The human rights black hole no one wants to talk about for fear of exposing imperialism fingerprints, Bahrain has died a thousand oppressions under the unrepentant gaze of western capitalism – the...

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Bahrain: Court of Cassation upholds death sentence against 3 torture victims

9 January 2017 – The Court of Cassation in Bahrain today upheld the death sentence against three defendants, life imprisonment against seven other defendants, and revocation of citizenship for eight...

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Bahrain court confirms death sentences for bombing that killed Emirati policeman

A Bahraini court on Monday upheld death sentences against three people convicted of killing three police including an Emirati officer in a bomb attack. Emirati First Lieutenant Tariq Al Shehi and two...

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Home Office linked to spyware in human rights row

A British security company criticised after its spyware was used by authoritarian foreign states has been invited to attend a government sales conference. Gamma International UK has defied a ruling by...

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Bahrain uses torture evidence to sentence three more to death

Bahrain’s highest court has today (9th January) upheld the death sentences of three men, despite allegations that they were tortured into making false confessions. Their executions are now imminent....

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Al-Muhafda: Activist Nabeel Rajab Denies Circulations Attributed to him on...

Bahrain Mirror: Yusuf Al-Muhafda, deputy head of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), denied what is being circulated on social media and attributed to the detained activist Nabeel Rajab about...

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Bahrain: The unspoken Revolution that will shake Gulf monarchies

Looking at Bahrain and how western capitals insist on treating al-Khalifa regime as the only ally to be had in the pursuit of geopolitical control, I often recall former US President Jimmy Carter’s...

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UK helped train Saudi unit accused of whitewashing Yemen war crimes

The British military has provided training to a Saudi war crimes investigations unit headed by a Bahraini judge accused of sentencing peaceful protesters to lengthy jail terms, where they were often...

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UK trains Bahraini troops as May puts trade before human rights

British commandos trained Bahrain’s security forces in small arms and sniping tactics just two days after Prime Minister Theresa May said Britain would not “snipe” from the sidelines over human rights...

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