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THE OBSERVATORY: BAHRAIN: The UN finds the detention of Nabeel Rajab as...

Paris-Geneva, November 27, 2013. The detention of Mr. Nabeel Rajab, President of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR) and Deputy Secretary General of FIDH, was characterised as arbitrary by the...

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Amnesty Int'l: Bahrain: End prison ordeal for Nabeel Rajab immediately

Bahrain’s authorities must immediately release Nabeel Rajab, a prominent human rights activist jailed for taking part in an anti-government protest last year, said Amnesty International. Nabeel Rajab,...

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Amnesty Int'l: Bahrain: Human rights activist arrested for speech: Hussain Jawad

UA: 318/13 Index: MDE 11/056/2013 Bahrain Date: 26 November 2013 Bahraini human rights activist Hussain Jawad was arrested on 24 November at a police station south of the capital, Manama, while...

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Front Line Defenders: Bahrain: International Human Rights Organisations Call...

Front Line Defenders joined other international and Bahraini human rights organisations in calling for the release of Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab in a new video released by the Bahrain...

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Bahrain: Urgent Appeal: Imprisoned political leader Abdulwahhab Hussain Still...

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights reiterates its calls to provide the imprisoned political leader Abdulwahab Hussain with adequate medical care urgently. One month after releasing the first BCHR...

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I've Been Forced into Exile for Defending Human Rights in My Home Country,...

I am not going back to my country.  It was one of the hardest decisions I have ever made. But I made it to continue doing the work that matters most to me: documenting the human rights violations in...

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The Observatory: Bahrain: The court's decision not to grant Nabeel Rajab an...

Paris-Geneva, December 4, 2013. Two days ago, the Bahraini Court of Appeals refused to grant Mr. Nabeel Rajab, President of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR) and Deputy Secretary General of...

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BBC: Bahraini activist Nabeel Rajab denied early release

BBC- A Bahraini court has rejected a request for early release from the jailed human rights activist, Nabeel Rajab. A judicial source told the AFP news agency Mr Rajab's lawyers had argued he was...

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RSF's Letter to US Defense Secretary ahead of Manama Dialogue

Reporters Without Borders wrote to US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on December 2 to share its concerns about freedom of information in Bahrain ahead of his visit to the kingdom for the December 6-7...

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Bahrain: Detained Photographer Hussein Hubail Brought To Court Amid...

Despite the Authories’ claim of respecting freedom of expression, Hubail and Al-Noaimi before court on the charge of ‘inciting hatred against the regime through social media’   The Bahrain Center for...

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Mandela, The United States, And Bahrain

by: Brian Dooley, Director, Human Rights First's Human Rights Defenders Program Published on: huffingtonpost.com   As the eulogies for Nelson Mandela begin to appear it's the perfect moment to reflect...

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Bahrain: Imprisoned human rights defender Zainab Al-Khawaja harassed while...

The Gulf Center for Human Rights (GCHR) and the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) express their grave concern over the health status of imprisoned Bahraini human rights defender Zainab Al-Khawaja...

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BHRRC: Businesses across the Middle East must put human rights above the...

In December 2013, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre launched its first briefing on Business & Human Rights in the Middle East and North Africa.   Download full briefing in English [PDF]...

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Bahrain: Another Activist Subjected to Enforced Disappearance : Environmental...

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights expresses grave concern over escalating attacks on human rights defenders as yet another defender is arrested. At dawn on 15 December 2013, the home of...

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Bahrain: Attack on Freedom of Expression Continues as AlSalman is Charged...

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights expresses grave concern in regards to the continued targeting of freedom of expression and religious freedom by authorities in Bahrain. Maytham AlSalman, the Head...

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Amnesty Int'l: Bahrain: Further information: Prisoner of conscience’s...

URGENT ACTION The detention of Bahraini human rights activist Hussain Jawad was extended by 30 days by the Public Prosecutor on 10 December following investigation of new charges against him including...

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Amnesty Int'l: Bahrain: Halt detention, abuse and torture of children

Children are being routinely detained, ill-treated and tortured in Bahrain, said Amnesty International in a new briefing published today.  Scores of children arrested on suspicion of participating in...

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The accidental activist: Maryam al-Khawaja

WHY YOU SHOULD CARE Against all odds, young Maryam al-Khawaja is taking her fight for democracy and human rights in Bahrain to the international stage. Meet hope personified. It’s hard not to watch...

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Amnesty: Halt Detention, Abuse And Torture Of Children

Children are being routinely detained, ill-treated and tortured in Bahrain, said Amnesty International in a new briefingpublished today.  Scores of children arrested on suspicion of participating in...

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NGOs Submit Letter of Allegation Concerning The Detention Of Journalist...

  Mr Frank La Rue Special Rapporteur On The Promotion And Protection Of The Right To Freedom Of Opinion And Expression   Mr Juan Méndez Special Rapporteur On Torture And Other Cruel, Inhuman Or...

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