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Six years since Bahrain's revolution, Britain continues to back the...

It is six years on from the Arab Spring. But for many of us, the protest movements which began have never ended. My country, Bahrain, was the third country to rise up in revolt in 2011, with our...

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'Terrorist blast' injures woman in Bahrain: Interior Ministry

A "terrorist blast" slightly injured a woman near the Bahraini capital on Thursday, the Interior Ministry said on its Twitter account, in the latest in a series of explosions in the small...

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Trump Prepares Dangerous Sale of F-16s to Bahrain

News that the White House will approve the sale of military jets to Bahrain without any human rights restrictions is as depressing as it is predictable. The $3 billion deal would be a dangerous...

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Member States should call for improvements in the human rights situation in...

Your Excellency,   In view of the marked deterioration in the already poor human rights situation in Bahrain, and as the minimum collective action required, we urge your delegation to support a joint...

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Index of Censorship - Bahrain: Rights activist facing two trials in March

Nabeel Rajab, co-founder and President of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, was set to be tried on 21 February for a series of charges including “deliberately spreading false information and...

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Europe’s exports of spy tech to authoritarian countries revealed

In order to prevent dictatorships from abusing European technology to crack down on political opposition, the EU started regulating the export of surveillance technology a few years ago. But that has...

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Response to the Bahrain’s High Level Statement at the 34th Session of the UN...

We, the undersigned, in reaction to the statement made today by Bahrain’s Deputy Foreign Minister, Mr. Abdulla Faisal al-Doseri, during the High Level Segment of the Human Rights Council (HRC), are...

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250 Days of Internet Shutdown Costs Residents Over $500,000 #KeepItOn

Telecom companies in Bahrain have been deliberately disrupting internet services in the village of Duraz between 7:00pm-1:00am everyday for 250 days. The current sustained levels of internet...

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GCC Cases Raised in the HRC 34 Special Procedures Joint Communications Report

Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) has compiled a brief summary of the Joint Communications Report, released by the Special Procedures of the United Nations Human Rights...

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EXCLUSIVE: UK refuses to back UN statement on Bahrain rights abuses

The British government has refused to back a joint United Nations statement criticising Bahrain over its deteriorating human rights record, Middle East Eye can reveal. The Gulf kingdom has been on the...

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US Department of State: 2016 Human Rights Report - Bahrain

The US Department of State Human Rights Report cover internationally recognized individual civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other...

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Bahrain’s Third Cycle UPR: A Record of Repression

Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) together with Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) and Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) are publishing today the report...

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Injured man and another 11 persons subjected to incommunicado detention, the...

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) is deeply concerned about the recent alarming increase in the use of incommunicado detention by the Bahraini authorities. In the month of February 2017...

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High Commissioner for Human Rights on the activities of his Office and recent...

In Bahrain, the Government has imposed increasing restrictions on civil society and politics since June 2016, including intimidation, arrests and interrogations, travel bans and closure orders. I...

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The Legal Status of Women in Bahrain

In recognition of International Women’s Day, the Bahrain Center for Human Rights has produced a report highlighting the legal status of Bahraini women. It is our belief that women in Bahrain should be...

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Bahrain NGOs Welcome High Commissioner Zeid’s Report Critical of Human Rights...

8 March 2017 – In his report to the 34th session of the UN Human Rights Council today, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, raised the “increasing levels of human rights...

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UK must stop Bahrain’s reprisals against death penalty campaigner

The family of a UK resident who campaigns against the death penalty in Bahrain is coming under sustained attack, human rights group Reprieve has warned the Foreign Secretary. Sayed al-Wadaei, director...

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Exiled Bahraini activist's family 'detained as revenge'

Family members of a London-based Bahraini activist have reportedly been arrested on the Gulf island in "retaliation" for his human rights work, campaigners have said. The mother-in-law and...

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Bahrain: Activist’s Family Targeted

Bahraini authorities are apparently targeting the family members of a prominent Bahraini activist in retribution for his human rights work, Human Rights Watch said today. Since March 2, 2017,...

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Ireland's Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: Written Answers on Human...

Written Answers Nos. 353-368 Human Rights Cases 353. Deputy Seán Crowe asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if his attention has been drawn to the case of a person (details supplied); his...

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