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BAHRAIN: FURTHER INFORMATION: BAHRAINI MAN'S DEATH SENTENCE UPHELD ON APPEAL:...

On 11 May, the Bahrain High Court of Appeal upheld the death sentence imposed against Maher Abbas Ahmed. His case will now go before the Court of Cassation. Maher Abbas Ahmed will be at imminent risk...

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Government of Bahrain must drop charges, reinstate citizenship of Sheikh Isa...

Bahrain’s Fourth High Criminal Court will reconvene on Sunday, 21 May, to hold the 13th trial in the case against the country’s most prominent Shia cleric, Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Ahmed Qassim. The...

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Bahrain's top Shi'ite cleric gets one year suspended jail sentence

A court in Bahrain on Sunday convicted the spiritual leader of the country's Shi'ite Muslims of collecting funds illegally and money laundering and sentenced him to one year in jail suspended for...

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Dear Nabeel: We are with you

As Nabeel Rajab approaches a year in detention for exercising free speech, Index on Censorship expresses its solidarity with the 2012 Freedom of Expression Award winner. Read the letter here Document...

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BAHRAIN POLICE RAID SHIITE CLERIC'S TOWN; 1 KILLED, 50 HELD

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Bahrain police firing tear gas and shotguns entered a town on Tuesday morning where a monthslong sit-in has supported a prominent Shiite cleric who had his...

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Activists say man killed in security raid on Bahrain Shi'ite village

Activists said security forces killed a protester during a raid on the home village of Bahrain's Shi'ite Muslim spiritual leader on Tuesday. Bahraini authorities said they made several arrests but did...

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Bahrain Security Forces Raid Home of Shi'ite Spiritual Leader

DUBAI — Bahraini security forces on Tuesday raided the home of the kingdom's top Shi'ite Muslim spiritual leader and arrested a number of people, activists and a security official said. Continue...

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Deadly attacks in Duraz following the sentencing of Sheikh Isa Qasim

Two days after President Trump said US relation with Bahrain was set to improve, the government in Bahrain is escalating violations against its Shia population throughout the besieged village of...

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Death toll rises from Bahrain police protest shootings

Five people have been killed when police opened fire on protesters in Bahrain on Tuesday, as supporters of a jailed Shia cleric clash with security forces. Police opened fire on a sit in in Diraz,...

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BAHRAIN RAID ON SHIITE CLERIC'S TOWN: 5 KILLED, 286 ARRESTED

Bahraini police raid on the hometown of a prominent Shiite cleric facing possible deportation has left at least five demonstrators dead and 286 people arrested in an assault in which officers fired...

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Five Killed, Hundreds Hurt After Protesters Clash With Bahraini Police

Bahraini forces clashed with Shiite Muslim protesters, killing five people and wounding hundreds of others in a flare-up of a long-running confrontation between the Sunni monarchy and majority Shiite...

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Administration Urged to Condemn Attacks on Protesters in Bahrain

Human Rights First today called on the Trump Administration to condemn the actions of Bahraini security forces who reportedly attacked peaceful protesters in the village of Duraz. Local reports...

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Bahrain journalist found guilty of reporting without license

A Bahrain court fined a prominent journalist 1,000 dinars ($2,650) on Thursday for reporting in the kingdom without official permission, her lawyer said, after a trial seen by rights groups as an...

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Bahrain: At least one dead and hundreds injured as government violently...

The Bahraini security forces used excessive force against protesters in the village of Duraz, the majority of whom were peaceful, as part of an ongoing crack down on the village which has been under...

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91 Seconds Spell Disaster For Bahrain

The clip is only a minute and a half, but the White House video of President Trump meeting the king of Bahrain last week caps years of misguided American policy on the kingdom. It’s also been followed...

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Situation in Bahrain

"The recent clashes between security forces and civilians in Duraz village in northwest Bahrain, resulting in the reported death of at least five Bahraini citizens and the arrest of hundreds of...

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Trump’s foreign trip will have dangerous consequences. They’ve already begun.

PRESIDENT TRUMP’S distorted foreign policy was exemplified this week in the contrast between his meeting with Arab autocrats, on whom he lavished goodwill, and U.S. NATO allies, whom he harshly and...

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RSF urges Bahrain to drop charges against correspondent Nazeeha Saeed

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges the Bahrain authorities to drop its prosecution of the journalist Nazeeha Saeed on the eve of a verdict in her case, and to halt their efforts to intimidate...

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BAHRAIN: another hearing against Nabeel Rajab scheduled for May 30

New information: The Observatory has been informed by reliable sources about another imminent trial hearing of Mr. Nabeel Rajab, co-founder and President of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR),...

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Urgent Appeal: Rights activists and bloggers are tortured and forced to...

The year 2017 began with many political repercussions in Bahrain and far from any reform progress at all levels, including the political, human rights, economic, civil and social levels. Attempts are...

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