Bahrain

Bahrain: culture of impunity leaves imprisoned HRDs with no option but to go on hunger strie

In protest against the confiscation of a book on Bahraini dialects and culture that he has been working on in prison for over four years, HRD Dr Al-Singace has been on a liquid-only hunger strike since 8th July 2021. Similarly, HRD Al-Khawaja’s also went on a hunger strike in response to a decision to deprive him of phone calls. Read more

Bahrain: culture of impunity leaves imprisoned HRDs with no option but to go on hunger strie

CSOs reveal the extent of the Bahraini Government's repressive surveillance operations

Following news of the surveillance of nine Bahraini human rights defenders, activists, a blogger and a photojournalist, CSOs call for an immediate halt to the use, sale and transfer of surveillance technology to autocratic and oppressive governments across the Middle East and North Africa; imprisoned human rights defender Dr. Abduljalil Al-Singace, an academic and blogger, goes on hunger strike in protest against ill-treatment and harassment in Jau Prison Read more

CSOs reveal the extent of the Bahraini Government's repressive surveillance operations

CSOs mark the 10th anniversary of the Popular Movement and condemn the systematic use of torture

Lawyers’ Disciplinary Board prohibits human rights lawyer Abdullah Al-Shamlawi from practising law for one year; New reports detail the systematic use of torture in Bahrain, CSOs jointly call for release of imprisoned HRDs Read more

CSOs mark the 10th anniversary of the Popular Movement and condemn the systematic use of torture

117 organisations call on the Danish Prime Minister to intervene in securing the release of Abdul-Ha

117 organisations signed an open letter to the Danish Prime Minister, appealing for her assistance in securing the release of prominent human rights defender and dual Danish-Bahraini citizen Abdul-Hadi Al-Khawaja from prison in Bahrain, where he is serving a life sentence for his peaceful political and human rights activities; Read more

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117 organisations call on the Danish Prime Minister to intervene in securing the release of Abdul-Ha

Human rights lawyer imprisoned for tweet, Nabeel Rajab conditionally released from prison

Human rights defender and lawyer Abdullah Al-Shamlawi prosecuted and sentenced; prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, Founding Director of the Gulf Centre for Human Rights and Co-Founder and former President of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights, was conditionally released from prison to carry out the remaining three years of his sentence non-custodially; Read more

Human rights lawyer imprisoned for tweet, Nabeel Rajab conditionally released from prison

Rights groups call for release of detained activists amidst COVID-19 outbreak

CSOs send joint appeal calling for imprisoned human rights defenders, opposition activists, journalists to be freed; GC4HR releases 2019 report documenting increased suppression in online and social activity; Read more

Rights groups call for release of detained activists amidst COVID-19 outbreak

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