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Widespread Reprisals against Activists Ahead of UPR

Bahraini authorities have initiated a new campaign of reprisals against political activists, human rights defenders, and other civil society actors ahead of the kingdom’s third cycle of the United...

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2017 Press Freedom Index – ever darker world map

The 2017 World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) shows an increase in the number of countries where the media freedom situation is very grave and highlights the scale and...

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Review by UN Torture Committee Puts Bahrain Abuses Under Spotlight right...

The UN Committee Against Torture (CAT) concluded its review of Bahrain on 24 April. UN panel says allegations of torture submitted by NGOs are credible and that torture remains widespread in Bahraini...

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Jailed Bahrain activist on hunger strike

A prominent Bahraini activist jailed for life for his role in anti-regime protests has been on hunger strike for two weeks to protest the treatment of prisoners, campaigners said Thursday. Abdulhadi...

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UNITED STATES COMMISSION ON INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

USCIRF: Bahrain The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) released the 2017 annual report, which represents the culmination of a year’s work by Commissioners and...

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Human Rights Defender Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja on Hunger Strike for 18 Days

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) is deeply concerned about the deteriorating health of human rights defender Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, BCHR’s former President, serving a life sentence in Jau...

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Bahrain: End Degrading Treatment of Shackling Detainees Among New Punitive...

Bahraini authorities’ treatment of wrongfully imprisoned detainees violates international standards on prisoner treatment and in some cases may constitute cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment, a...

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Bahraini journalists harassed, banned from travel

Bahraini prosecutors and security officials should cease harassing journalists and should lift travel bans imposed on two reporters in the past week, said the Committee to Protect Journalists....

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Bahrain: “Undeclared Martial Law”

The outright militarization of the security apparatus has infected more and more sectors of Bahraini society. In fact, it’s now been written into the country’s constitution itself. Six years ago, New...

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Bahrain Tries To Hide Truth From UN Scrutiny

On Monday May 1 Bahrain will endure its Universal Periodic Review at the UN Human Rights Council. Every country’s human right record gets scrutinized under the process every five years.  At Bahrain’s...

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Bahrain Takes Severe Hit at UPR in Geneva

Bahrain took a rare public reprimand this morning at its United Nations’ Universal Periodic Review. Countries are assessed on human rights progress every five years, and the Bahraini government’s...

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The Bahrain Center for Human Rights Internship Positions Available

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) currently seeks creative, passionate and hard-working applicants to occupy 2 internship postions on Communication, Research and Campaigning at our...

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Bahrain: End Degrading Treatment of Activists

Shackling Detainees Among New Punitive Regulations Bahraini authorities’ treatment of wrongfully imprisoned detainees violates international standards on prisoner treatment and in some cases may...

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Bahrain 2016: Finishing Off The Margin

While the journalists in Bahrain are joining the world celebrating the “World Press Freedom Day” 2017, systematic and unjust Government policies continue to restrict what is left from the margin of...

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Freedom in the World 2017: Bahrain

Once a promising model for political reform and democratic transition, Bahrain has become one of the Middle East’s most repressive states. Since violently crushing a popular prodemocracy protest...

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Trial of Sheikh Isa Qassim: Letter to UK FCO

Right Honourable Boris Johnson, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, King Charles Street, London, SW1A 2AH 4 May 2017 Dear Boris Johnson, We, the...

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Trial of Sheikh Isa Qassim: Letter to United Nations

H.E. Zeid bin Ra’ad Al-Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Palais des Nations, CH-1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland Cc: Ahmed Shaheed, UN...

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Trial of Sheikh Isa Qassim: Letter to the EU

High Representative Ms. Federica Mogherini, European External Action Service, Stavros Lambrinidis, Special Representative for Human Rights, Jan Figel, Special Envoy for the Promotion of Freedom of...

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Trial of Sheikh Isa Qassim: Letter to the US

Mr. Rex Tillerson Secretary of State United States Department of State 2201 C Street NW Washington, DC 20520   4 May 2017   Secretary Tillerson,   We, the undersigned, write to you in advance of the 7...

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BCHR's President Nabeel Rajab remains hospitalised while awaiting trials in May

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) is deeply concerned about the ongoing pretrial detention of its President Nabeel Rajab, who has been detained for 326 days on multiple charges. His next...

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