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NGOs condemn Bahrain NIHR Statement on Executions

20 January 2017 – We, the undersigned, strongly condemn the position of the Bahrain National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR) which, in a statement released earlier this week, supported the...

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Bahrain: Postponement of Nabeel Rajab’s trial for sixth time is blatant...

In response to the news today that the Bahraini authorities have postponed the verdict in the case of prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, Samah Hadid, Deputy Director of Campaigns at Amnesty...

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Bahrain court hears Twitter 'evidence' against activist

The prosecution in a Bahraini court on Monday presented what it said was evidence against prominent rights activist Nabeel Rajab, accused of spreading "false information" about the kingdom, a judicial...

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Nabeel Rajab Absent from First Court Hearing Held over Charge of...

Bahrain Mirror: Bahrain's third minor court started on Monday (January 23, 2017) looking into the case of human rights defender and president of Bahrain Center for Human Rights, Nabeel Rajab, in which...

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Authorities Carry out Raids in Sitra, Arrest Dozens of Citizens

Security forces carried out a wide raid campaign in Sitra that led to arresting at least dozens of citizens, according to information published on social media outlets. Read more here Document Type:...

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Protesters, Police Clash Near Bahrain Home of Shiite Cleric

Security forces wearing black ski masks have clashed with protesters near the Bahrain home of a prominent Shiite cleric. Activists said police fired birdshot and live ammunition in Diraz, home to...

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Urgent appeal to the Government of Bahrain to stop new executions – UN rights...

GENEVA (25 January 2017) – Two United Nations human rights experts have appealed today to the Government of Bahrain to spare the lives of Mohammad Ramadan and Hussein Moosa, who are at risk of...

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RSF calls for human rights defender’s release

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate and unconditional release of leading Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, who has been held since June and had to appear in court this...

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Bahraini forces critically wound protester with live ammunition in attack on...

26 January 2017 – In the early hours of 26 January 2017, Bahraini security forces fired live ammunition at protesters in Diraz, Bahrain. The security forces shot 18-year-old Mustafa Ahmed Hamdan in...

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Critical Injury as Armed Men Fire 9mm Rounds and Shotguns at Civilians in Duraz

At least one teenager, Mustafa Hamdan, has been critically wounded and numerous injured after armed masked men launched an armed attack against civilians and protesters in the village of Duraz. On 26...

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Activist faces prison for saying journalists are banned from Bahrain

Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab is facing a lengthy prison sentence simply for stating that journalists and international NGOs cannot enter Bahrain. The accusation was made at a court...

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Torturing Detainees in Jaw Prison Continues since Jan. 15 under Supervision...

Bahrain Mirror- Exclusive: Information from Jaw Central Prison revealed that there is significant deterioration in political prisoners' conditions, especially in building number 10 in which some of...

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Further Information: Fate and Whereabouts of Bahraini Unknown

Al-Sayed Alawi Hussain al-Alawi continues to be detained without charge or access to a lawyer since his arrest in October 2016. His family have not heard from him since 14 December 2016, nor have they...

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Executions stoke unrest in Bahrain as fears grow

Protests have erupted in Bahrain after three men convicted of carrying out a bomb attack were executed amid allegations their confessions were extracted under torture.  The executions marked the...

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Diraz Protesters Detained by Armed Civilians Inform Families They’re Held in...

Bahrain Mirror: Information reported that the young men who were detained by civilian armed forces on the dawn of Thursday (January 26, 2017), informed their families that they are held in the...

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EU ‘must be pro-active in defending human rights in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and...

ALDE MEPs have expressed their concern about the worsening human-rights situation in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Kuwait. Authorities in Bahrain recently carried out three executions, ending a seven-year...

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Beheadings, hangings and firing squads: the death penalty is alive and...

Abbas al-Samea, a school teacher, was shot dead in Bahrain last Sunday (15 January 2017), even though he had an alibi from the school where he taught. He was executed by firing squad along with two...

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Clashes in Bahrain as anti-government Shia cleric trial begins

Clashes erupted between police and protesters in Bahrain on Monday before a hearing in the trial of a leading Shia cleric accused of illegal collection of funds and money laundering, witnesses said...

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Bahrain: Arrest Powers Restored to Abusive Agency

Bahrain has restored arrest and investigatory powers to an intelligence agency that conducted “terrorizing” house raids and systematically tortured detainees in 2011, Human Rights Watch said today....

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Bahrain: Halt Violence against Protesters

In response to the Bahraini security forces firing live ammunition at peaceful protesters in Diraz, Freedom House issued the following statement:  “Bahrain’s security forces regularly use deadly force...

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