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Nabeel Rajab: Held for a year on remand in Bahrain and does anybody care?

Tuesday 13 June marks the one-year anniversary of Nabeel Rajab’s incarceration on remand. The Bahraini human rights activist was arrested at his home in the village of Bani Jamra in the early hours of...

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One year on, Nabeel Rajab remains in jail, despite international appeals for...

One year ago, on 13 June 2016, Nabeel Rajab was arrested from his home, one day before he was due to participate in the United Nations Human Rights Council. One year on, Nabeel Rajab remains in jail;...

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Bahrain: UN Member and Observer States should call on Bahraini authorities to...

We, the undersigned, express our deep concern over the continued detention of prominent Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, on the first anniversary of his arrest. We urge you to call for his...

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Oral Intervention at 35th UN Human Rights Council

Address made to the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression, David Kaye. Mr. President, Mr. Special Rapporteur, I am making this statement on behalf of FIDH, OMCT Reporters Without...

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Harassment of various human rights defenders, including excessive use of...

The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of FIDH and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in...

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MEPs call for Nabeel Rajab’s release on Arrest Anniversary

On the anniversary of Nabeel Rajab’s arrest, 36 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) from different political groups sent an open letter to the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and...

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The world is watching - Bahrain must release Nabeel Rajab

IFEX member Nabeel Rajab has endured 1 year in pre-trial detention, with a further possibility of up to 18 years imprisonment, for exercising his right to freedom of expression. On the 1-year...

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Arbitrary pre-trial detention of Nabeel Rajab set to continue past one year...

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) remains deeply concerned about the ongoing pre-trial detention of its President, Nabeel Rajab, which contravenes international standards in regard to the...

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London protest marks a year in prison for Nabeel Rajab

  Representatives from Index on Censorship, English Pen, Reporters without Borders, Amnesty International, the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy and former SNP MP Margaret Ferrier, were...

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Defence lawyers walk out of top Bahraini activist trial

  Lawyers for a leading Bahraini human rights activist walked out of court after their demand to postpone the trial was rejected by the judge, a rights group reported on Wednesday. The lawyers asked...

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Bahrain must end worsening human rights clampdown, UN experts say

GENEVA (16 June 2017) - A group of United Nations human rights experts has urged the Government of Bahrain to halt its orchestrated crackdown on civil society. “Over the past year, there has been a...

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Bahrain: Only Independent Newspaper Shut Down

  (Beirut) – Bahraini authorities on June 4, 2017, ordered the immediate indefinite suspension of Al Wasat, the country’s only independent newspaper, Human Rights Watch said today. The Bahrain...

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U.N. Experts Warn Repression in Bahrain Will Breed Unrest

GENEVA — A crackdown on human rights in Bahrain, including a resumption of executions and suppression of dissent, is likely to spark increased unrest, U.N. rights investigators said on Friday....

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Duraz Remains Under Siege One Year Later

On 20 June 2016, the Ministry of Interior (MOI) revoked the citizenship of a top Shia Muslim Leader, Sheikh Isa Qasim. Sheikh Qasim is the religious leader of the Shia Muslim community, and has been a...

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BCHR’s President Nabeel Rajab faces worsening mistreatment, denied access to...

The Bahraini authorities should immediately ensure that the President of Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), Nabeel Rajab, whose health is deteriorating has immediate access to his family and...

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Human rights defender Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja: 6 years served of life sentence

On 22 June 2017 human rights defender and BCHR’s former President Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja has spent 6 years in Jau prison as part of his life sentence. On that same date 6 years ago, a Bahraini military...

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Torture in Bahrain: a State Behaviour and Systematic Policy

Marking the UN Intl. Day in Support of Victims of Torture, the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, together with Salam for Democracy and Human Rights, the European-Bahraini Organizations for Human Rights...

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Torture and impunity in Bahrain - A Briefing On The Situation

Marking the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) strongly condemns Bahrain’s systematic use of  torture. Thus, BCHR has documented numerous...

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Bahrain newspaper, shut down by government, lays off staff

A prominent independent newspaper in Bahrain earlier shut down by the government as part of a crackdown on dissent has laid off its staff. The daily Al-Wasat sent a statement Saturday to employees...

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Another Light Goes Out in Bahrain as Al Wasat Closes

Yesterday’s letter from the Board of Directors to the staff of Bahrain’s only independent newspaper Al Wasat was a heavy blow for the country, and for journalism in the Middle East. It confirmed that...

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