Bahrain

Prominent HRD Nabeel Rajab's sentence upheld

The Bahraini authorities continue to clamp down on civic and political space in the country. On 22nd January 2019, Bahrain’s Court of Cassation upheld a ruling which dissolved the opposition group National Democratic Action Society (Wa’ad) and confiscated its assets, according to Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain. Read more

Prominent HRD Nabeel Rajab's sentence upheld



UN urges Bahrain to end restrictions on civic space

Bahrain reviewed, for the first time, by the Human rights Committee. Concluding observations highlight the committee's concern on the shrinking civic space in Bahrain. Read more

UN urges Bahrain to end restrictions on civic space

Human rights groups deem trial unfair as Nabeel Rajab's appeal is rejected

On 20th May 2018, Nabeel Rajab, who is also the President of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR) and FIDH Deputy Secretary General, appeared in court to appeal a five-year sentence for tweeting about the war in Yemen and torture in Bahrain’s notorious Jaw prison. On 5 June 2018, Bahrain’s Court of Appeal upheld the five year prison sentence. Read more

Human rights groups deem trial unfair as Nabeel Rajab's appeal is rejected

Bahrain's assault on human rights continues

Freedom of expression in Bahrain was dealt a further blow with the sentencing of Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab on 21st February 2018 to five years’ imprisonment. Rajab was sentenced after posts on social media denouncing the use of torture in Jaw prison and exposing the killing of civilians in Yemen by the Saudi-led coalition. Read more

 Bahrain's assault on human rights continues

Human rights situation deteriorates as Bahrain's Prince meets President Trump over business deals

Civic space freedoms continued to be restricted in the country, while Bahrain’s Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa met with President Donald Trump in the United States. Read more

Human rights situation deteriorates as Bahrain's Prince meets President Trump over business deals

Bahrain condemned for "shutting down democratic space"

Civic space restrictions continue in Bahrain, with human rights defenders detained and subject to intimidation. Read more

Bahrain condemned for "shutting down democratic space"

Human rights defender Nabeel Rajab sentenced to two years in prison

Civic space freedoms continue to be undermined in the country with the arrest and sentencing of human rights defenders Read more

 Human rights defender Nabeel Rajab sentenced to two years in prison