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The UN calls on the Bahraini authorities to immediately and unconditionally...

Press briefing note by the Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights:  "[...] We are deeply concerned that Nabeel Rajab, a co-founder of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, was...

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In Bahrain, Human Rights Situation Deteriorating

Although Bahrain’s 2011 uprising, which saw Shiites targeted and protesters violently silenced, seems a long time ago, the human rights situation continues to deteriorate in 2017. Human rights...

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Bahrain authorities must rescind decision to close only independent newspaper...

Amnesty International calls on the Bahraini authorities to rescind their arbitrary decision to close the only independent newspaper in the country, al-Wasat, and end its all-out campaign to crush...

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Bahrain: Further information: Detained defender interrogated continuously:...

Bahraini human rights defender, Ebtisam al-Saegh, has been under continuous and lengthy interrogation since her arrest on 3 July when she also started a hunger strike. She is at high risk of torture...

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UN calls for release of Bahraini rights campaigner

The UN human rights office has called on Bahrain to "unconditionally and immediately" release rights campaigner Nabeel Rajab, who was sentenced to two years in jail this week. Rajab, a leading figure...

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UN Human Rights - Venezuela Bahrain

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Liz Throssel Location: Geneva Subject: (1) Venezuela (2) Bahrain (2) Bahrain We are deeply concerned that Nabeel Rajab, a co-founder of the...

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Bahrain: Inhumane Conditions for Political Prisoners and Human Rights Defenders

On the occasion of Nelson Mandela International Day 2017, the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) whose President Nabeel Rajab has been described as being “the next Nelson Mandela”, is releasing a...

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UN experts urge Bahrain to investigate reports of torture and ill-treatment...

GENEVA (18 July 2017) – A group of United Nations experts* has expressed deep concern at the alleged arbitrary detention of Bahraini human rights defender Ebtisam Alsaegh amid reports she has been...

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The Middle East needs 'more independent media, not less'

The Bahraini government recently shuttered the country's only independent newspaper. Exiled journalist Nazeeha Saeed writes that the media can no longer hold the region's leaders accountable. In June...

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RSF calls for Bahraini journalist’s conviction to be overturned

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges the Bahraini authorities to overturn journalist Nazeeha Saeed’s conviction on a charge of working illegally, which has been upheld on appeal. RSF also calls on...

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Rights group: Bahraini activist charged under terrorism law

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Bahraini rights group says a female activist has been charged under an anti-terrorism law amid a crackdown on dissent in the U.S.-allied Gulf island nation. The...

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Bahrain: Human rights defender charged with terrorism

The Bahraini authorities’ decision to bring terrorism charges against Ebtissam al-Saegh, a human rights defender detained since 3 July 2017, is a chilling blow to human rights in the country, said...

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Terrorism charges against human rights activist Ebtisam al-Saegh condemned

The Bahraini authorities’ decision to bring terrorism charges against Ebtisam al-Saegh, a human rights activist detained earlier this month, is a chilling blow to human rights in the country, said...

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Bahrain charges activist with 'terrorism'

Bahrain has slapped terrorism charges on an activist who tweeted criticism of the government's treatment of women, Amnesty International said Wednesday. Ebtisam al-Saegh was accused of "using human...

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How the assault on independent media in Bahrain silenced a trusted regional...

Last month in Bahrain, one of the Gulf region's few truly independent media outlets, Al Wasat, closed its doors. On 4 June, the Bahraini Ministry of Information informed Al Wasat that it would...

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Ebtisam Al-Saegh charged under anti-terrorism law, while UN asks for Bahrain...

On 19 July, woman human rights defender Ebtisam Al-Saegh, member of Salam for Democracy and Human  Rights, was charged by Bahrain’s Terrorism Crimes Prosecution office with “using human rights work as...

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Bahrain’s assault on independent journalism: Nazeeha Saeed’s conviction upheld

On 18 July 2017, a Manama appeals court confirmed the verdict of a lower Bahraini court in the case of Nazeeha Saeed, correspondent for Radio Monte Carlo Doualiya and France 24, who was was charged on...

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Taking out the trash: UK foreign office report heaps praise on Bahrain

Index on Censorship welcomes UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson’s interest in human rights. The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s 2016 Annual Human Rights Report, released on Thursday 20 July,...

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RETWEET FOR FREEDOM

FIDH: "It's hard to believe, but a tweet of fewer than 140 letters can land a human rights defender in jail these days. With its RETWEET FOR FREEDOM, FIDH hopes to obtain freedom for the forgotten...

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Bahrain: postponement of ruling on Nabeel Rajab’s case, new extensive fair...

A Bahraini Court’s decision on August 8, 2017 to postpone issuing its verdict in the case of Nabeel Rajab, the President of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), demonstrates once again the...

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