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Truth, lies and a voice under threat in Bahrain

I have known Mansoor al-Jamri, the editor-in-chief of Bahrain’s Al Wasat newspaper for many years. He is a brave, determined and diligent journalist and his newspaper is the only independent voice in...

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U.S., UN Criticize Bahrain’s Execution Of Shi’ite Men For 2014 Attack

The United States and the UN have criticized Bahrain over the executions of three Shi’ite Muslim men who had been convicted of a deadly bomb attack on police. The UN Human Rights Commissioner’s office...

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CPJ calls on Bahrain to allow Al-Wasat to publish freely

New York, January 17, 2017--The government of Bahrain should rescind an order suspending the online edition of Al-Wasat, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The Information Affairs...

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50 Pakistanis detained in Bahrain for salary payment issue

At least 50 Pakistanis have been detained at the Bahrain’s deport centre for more than a year for raising the issue of salaries in Bahrain’s court. According to details, the Pakistani workers had...

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Abbas Al-Samie from Arrest until Execution: We’ll Leave Prison with Our Heads...

Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): Al-Samie's family has always been subjected to endless accusations that did not end with the Daih bomb blast charges, and now has welcomed another martyr to their family....

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Disregarding BICI recommendation, Bahrain tightens powerful grip of National...

In a move marking a significant step back on the path to democratic reforms, on 5 January 2017 Bahraini authorities issued Royal Decree 1/2017 granting the National Security Agency (NSA) judicial...

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Bahrain: Human rights on the brink of crisis

Bahraini authorities must immediately commute the death sentences of two men at imminent risk of execution, Amnesty International said today, and warned that the harsh response to protests against...

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UN Human Rights on executions: "We are appalled"

We are appalled at the execution by firing squad of three men in Bahrain on Sunday.  The men had been convicted of a bombing in Manama in 2014 that killed three police officers. They were found guilty...

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U.S. Press Briefing on Executions: "We are concerned"

QUESTION: (...) Do you have any reaction to the execution of three prisoners that happened, I believe, either yesterday or the day before? MR KIRBY: Yeah, we – we’ve seen the Bahraini Government’s...

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To the King of Bahrain: You Are a Murderer

Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): During the events of the 1990s and during one of the stages of the uprising in Bahrain, the Bahraini citizens shockingly witnessed military tanks, perhaps for the first...

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Leading Human Rights Defender Nabeel Rajab in Court Again on a New Trial

On 19 January 2017, the public prosecution transferred the case of detained leading human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, President of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), to court to start trial...

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Bahrain Escalates the Use of Excessive force in Response to Protests over...

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights condemns the arbitrary practices pursued by the Bahraini authorities in response to the popular protests triggered by the execution of three citizens, in spite of...

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Britain urged to act as two face execution in Bahrain

Bahrain could be poised to execute two prisoners who claim their confessions were extracted through torture. Mohammed Ramadan and Husain Moosa were sentenced to death in 2014 for their alleged...

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Bahrain Lifts Ban Preventing Newspaper from Posting Online

Bahraini authorities have lifted a ban preventing independent newspaper Al-Wasat from publishing online. The official Bahrain News Agency said Thursday that the newspaper would be allowed to post...

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A triple execution in Bahrain has provoked national outrage - and...

In the middle of the night, on January 15 2017, three citizens of Bahrain were executed by firing squad. Abbas al-Samea, 27, Ali al-Singace, 21, and Sami Mushaima 42, had all been found guilty of...

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Bahrain Intensifies Media Crackdown Ahead of Protest Anniversary

Bahrain is intensifying its crackdown on media freedom ahead of the 14 February uprising anniversary, when anti-government protesters, inspired by the uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt, took to the...

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Bahrain is still hounding its Shia

A SAGGING rope, haphazard barricades—and fear. That is all it has taken to keep Diraz, Bahrain’s largest Shia village, under siege for the past seven months. Two checkpoints bar access to all but...

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Bahrain: 2 Face Execution Despite Torture Allegations

Two Bahrainis appear to be at imminent risk of execution despite the authorities’ failure to properly investigate their allegations of torture, Human Rights Watch said today. Both Mohamed Ramadan and...

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Prisoners Wait for Bahrain King to Decide if They Live or Die

It’s up to Bahrain’s king now, if and when prisoners Mohamed Ramadhan and Hussain Ali Moosa will be executed. All legal procedures have been exhausted, and the king has to decide whether to commute...

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Bahrain: Court postpones trial of Nabeel Rajab for a seventh time

The Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab was due to be sentenced on 23 January but this was postponed for a seventh time. Rajab’s eighth trial date on charges of “spreading rumours in wartime,”...

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