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Free Woman Human Rights defender Ebtisam Al-Saegh

The Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition calls for the immediate and unconditional release of human rights defender Ebtisam Al-Saegh, and for an end to the harassment, intimidation,...

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State Department Should Call for Release of Bahraini Human Rights Defender Rajab

In advance of July 10th's expected verdict against leading Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, Human Rights First today called on the U.S. Department of State to demand his immediate and...

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Nabeel Rajab sentenced to two years in prison

The Observatory has been informed by reliable sources about the sentencing of Mr. Nabeel Rajab, co-founder and President of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), founding Director of the Gulf...

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US Condemns Bahrain Court Decision to Jail Rights Activist for Two Years

The United States is disappointed that a court in Bahrain sentenced human rights activist Nabeel Rajab to two years in prison, the State Department said in a press release. The release explained that...

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Nabeel Rajab sentenced to two years in jail

A Bahraini court has sentenced prominent human rights activist Nabeel Rajab to two years in jail after finding him guilty of spreading "fake news", a judicial source said. Nabeel Rajab, 52, was...

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Bahrain: Activist Nabeel Rajab jailed for 'fake news'

Human rights defender Nabeel Rajab has been sentenced to two years in prison in Bahrain for "broadcasting fake news". A court ruled that he had undermined the "prestige" of the kingdom, the state news...

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Bahrain: two-year prison sentence for human rights activist Nabeel Rajab...

‘Imprisoning Nabeel Rajab simply for sharing his opinion is a flagrant violation of human rights’ - Salil Shetty  The sentencing of the Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab to two years in...

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Sentencing of Nabeel Rajab

"We are disappointed by the verdict sentencing prominent human rights activist Nabeel Rajab to two years in prison today in Bahrain. We reaffirm our previous calls for his release." "We have...

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Urgent appeal Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab sentenced to two years in prison

The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of FIDH and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), has received new information and requests your urgent...

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Cardin Statement on Prison Sentencing of Bahraini Human Rights Activist...

“The sentencing of Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab to two years in prison is deeply troubling.  His health has seriously deteriorated while in Bahraini government custody, and I am...

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Bahraini human rights activist sentenced to two years

Index on Censorship strongly condemns the sentencing of Nabeel Rajab to two years in prison. The sentencing of Nabeel Rajab, an Index Freedom of Expression Award winner for his work defending human...

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Open NGO Letter to EU Member States and Institutions Regarding the Export of...

Following the alarming evidence that EU-made electronic surveillance equipment is still being exported to authoritarian countries around the world, we strongly urge all EU member states and...

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Bahrain sentences human rights defender to two years in prison

[JURIST] Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] on Monday condemned [AI report] Bahrain's sentencing of a human rights defender. Nabeel Rajab [Front Line Defenders profile] was originally...

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HR Activist Ibtisam Al-Saegh Launches Hunger Strike against Her Torture

Bahrain Mirror: Salam for Democracy and Human Rights said that detained Ibtisam Al-Saegh, member in Salam, launched a hunger strike against torture and maltreatment she was subjected to in the...

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Rajab receives two-year prison sentence

Nabeel Rajab, a prominent Bahraini human rights activist, has been given a two‑year prison sentence on charges of publishing and disseminating false news harmful to domestic security. Read the article...

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Statement by Human Rights Commissioner Kofler on the conviction of a Bahraini...

Bärbel Kofler, Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid at the Federal Foreign Office, issued the following statement today (11 July) on the conviction of human...

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Overview of the human rights violations in Bahrain: Jan-June 2017

The first six months of 2017 have seen increasing instances of intimidation and reprisals against human rights defenders, journalists, and active members of civil society in Bahrain. Amid the...

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Questions for Head of Bahrain’s NSA 10 Days After Ebtisam al Saegh’s Arrest

Brian Dooley, Senior Director, Human Rights First: "Can you tell us how you have investigated the allegations of torture made in May, what your findings were and what action you have taken? Can you...

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US Department of State Press Briefing - July 13, 2017

The US Department of State on Ebtisam al-Saegh's situation: "MS NAUERT: -- she’s now been detained for a second time. She’s been detained without charges. We continue to follow that case. We are now...

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Norway calls for release of Nabeel Rajab in Bahrain

"Norway has repeatedly expressed concern about Mr Rajab’s situation and has urged the Bahraini authorities to fulfil their international human rights obligations. We call again for the immediate...

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