Category : Bahrain Center for Human Rights

Why is Nabeel Rajab a repeated target of the Bahraini authorities?

Nabeel Rajab, the Bahraini human rights activist and Index award winner, was due to stand trial on 2 August over comments he made on Twitter criticising government institutions. It has now been postponed until 5 September

Jodie Ginsberg: Bahrain needs to know that #opinionsarenotcrimes

An Index tweet from March is being used as evidence against Nabeel Rajab, a Bahraini human rights activist

NGOs call for unconditional release of Bahraini human rights defender

Facing charges related to comments on the social media website Twitter, Nabeel Rajab may be sentenced to more than ten years in prison.

Index condemns arrest of Nabeel Rajab

Bahraini authorities have arrested Nabeel Rajab, a prominent human rights activist.

Bahrain must immediately release Zainab Al-Khawaja

Index on Censorship calls for the immediate release of human rights activist Zainab Al-Khawaja, who was arrested on Monday 14 March 2016 with her one-year-old son Abdulhadi.

Bahraini king pardons rights campaigner Nabeel Rajab

Index welcomes King Hamad's pardoning of human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, but calls for the release of all political prisoners in Bahrain

Bahraini court postpones trial of Nabeel Rajab until 20 January

Nabeel Rajab was released without bail today as a Bahraini court postponed his trial until 20 January 2015.

Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab and Zainab Al-Khawaja trials postponed

The prominent human rights defenders are facing charges of insulting government institutions on Twitter and publicly insulting the king respectively

Bahrain: Activists highlight the human rights situation

Bahraini human rights activists Nabeel Rajab and Sayed Ahmed Al Wadaei discuss their countries human rights record.

#FreeMaryam: Protesters deliver message to Foreign Office

Today a protest was held outside the Foreign and Commonwealth Office calling for the UK government to condemn the regime in Bahrain and support the release of human rights campaigner Maryam Alkhawaja and her father, Abdulhadi Alkhawaja, who has been in prison in the country since 2011.

Bahrain Center for Human Rights wins Norwegian Rafto Prize

BCHR was awarded the human rights prize for its peaceful fight for fundamental rights in Bahrain

Bahrain’s government strangles opposition with impunity

As Bahrain braces itself for its fourth yearly cycle of revolt, progress looks bleak. The regime continues to target human rights defenders and journalists, Ahmed Ali writes