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Washington’s Dilemma As Bahrain Snuggles Up To Putin

This year, while Putin’s regime committed war crimes in Syria, the king of Bahrain visited Russia twice.  The first Trump cabinet discussion on Russia should be fun. Quite apart from the question of...

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Tough Love for Bahrain

  9 shares   A   What happens if you make legal protest impossible? In some countries—e.g., Russia and China—you wind up with one-party rule. Those countries have secret police forces efficient enough...

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US and Russia Clash Over US Attempt to Debate Rights at UN

UNITED NATIONS — The United States and Russia clashed Monday over a U.S. attempt to have the Security Council debate human rights violations as a major cause of conflict for the first time during this...

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For Trump, a Focus on U.S. Interests and a Disdain for Moralizing

WASHINGTON — As the world recoiled at the televised images of lifeless children in the latest atrocity in Syria's savage civil war on Tuesday, the White House issued a statement expressing outrage...

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Open letter to the CAT - Bahrain: Time to Address Systematic Torture

Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), together with the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD), the Gulf Center for Human Rights (GCHR), International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH)...

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FAMILY SAYS IMPRISONED BAHRAIN ACTIVIST UNDERGOES SURGERY

The family of an imprisoned activist in Bahrain says he has undergone surgery for bleeding ulcers. Loved ones of Nabeel Rajab said Wednesday that he was taken to a military hospital for the surgery...

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Arming autocrats: How Trump sold out Bahrain’s human rights

Five billion dollars, 19 fighter jets and some armaments, representing less than a thousandth of the US GDP and around 12 hours of the government’s operating budget. For the Trump administration,...

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Open Letter to UN Committee against Torture

BAHRAIN : time to address systematic torture              OPEN LETTER to the CAT     Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD)         Gulf Center for...

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BCHR Discussing HRD Issues in Bahrain at the Pre-Session ahead of UPR 2017

On 6 April 2017, Bahrain Center for Human Rights took part in the pre-session event organized by UPR Info, ahead of the 27th UPR session organized at Palais des Nations in Geneva. BCHR's Vice...

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Suppressing Dissent and Sustaining Impunity - Torture in Bahrain 2015-2016

In light of Bahrain’s upcoming review by the UN Committee Against Torture (CAT), the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) has produced a shadow report demonstrating Bahrain’s continued use of...

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Bahrain rights groups call for F1 race to be cancelled

Human rights campaigners have urged Formula One management to cancel next week's Bahrain Grand Prix, accusing the country's rulers of using the race to "whitewash" abuses and improve their image...

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Bahrain king backs law allowing military trials of civilians

Bahrain’s king has approved a law passed by parliament that allows for military courts to try civilians amid a major crackdown on all dissent in the island kingdom. The state-run Bahrain News Agency...

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Bahrain: Wa’ad calls for solidarity against its dissolution

Farida Ghulam, the wife of Ebrahim Sharif, the former secretary-general of Bahraini opposition group National Democratic Action Society (Wa’ad), has written an open letter to political and human...

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BCHR’s President and HRD Nabeel Rajab in Hospital

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) is deeply concerned about the health and well-being of Nabeel Rajab. Rajab is at the time of writing in hospital following complications after a surgery. He...

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Bahraini Authorities Should Stop Imposing New Travel Bans to Prevent Human...

Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) is seriously concerned about Bahrain’s imposition of travel bans against human rights defenders attempting to take part in Bahrain’s Third Cycle of the Universal...

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Transparency International Calls on Bahrain to Stop Harassing Anti-Corruption...

Transparency International today called on the government of Bahrain to lift its travel ban on Sayed Sharaf Almosawi, the chair of its partner organisation in Bahrain, the Bahrain Transparency...

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Appeal to release Nabeel Rajab and Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja and concern over...

His Majesty Sheikh Hamad bin Issa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain Fax: +973 176 64 587 CC. His Excellency Lieutenant General Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa  Minister of Interior Email:...

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Bahraini activist warns of new wave of violence amid repression

A leading Bahraini human rights campaigner has warned that civilians could lose hope for "peaceful reconciliation" if the government refuses to halt its crackdown on dissent, as the last major...

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Bahrain: Detained Activist’s Health Worsens

(Beirut) – A prominent Bahraini human rights activist, Nabeel Rajab, is suffering from health problems that have developed or deteriorated during more than 10 months of arbitrary detention, Human...

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Bahrain bars civil society from participating in the UPR review

Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) is highly concerned about the recent move by the Bahraini authorities to block the engagement of civil society in the UN Universal Periodic Review (UPR). Between...

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