Category : Bahrain Centre for Human Rights

Protesters call for the release of Bahrain human rights defender seven years after his arrest

alt informationIt has been seven years since Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, the Bahraini defender of human rights, was arrested. His daughters joined a protest outside the Bahrain Embassy calling for his release and shining a light on human rights violations in the country.

Bahrain: Calls for Abdulhadi al-Khawaja’s release from prison shine light on persecution of activists

alt informationIn 2011 Bahraini human rights defenders were arrested for pro-democratic activism. Seven years on, monthly protests are reminders of ongoing injustice.

Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab to face trial for expressing opinion

alt informationHuman rights activist Nabeel Rajab will stand trial on 19 October for allegedly insulting Bahraini government institutions on Twitter.

Bahrain: Activists highlight the human rights situation

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

Index urges Bahrain to accept UN recommendations

As the Human Rights Council (HRC) prepares to release its final recommendations on Bahrain, Index joins over 100 NGOs in calling for the country to implement the recommendations. Daisy Williams reports

Time to stop doing business with Bahrain

Bahrainis still suffer with human rights abuse, torture and political imprisonment, says Sara Yasin. Despite its supporters' "astonishment", it's no wonder that the world was "hostile" to its Grand Prix

Bahrain Center for Human Rights win Advocacy Award sponsored by Bindmans

Bahrain Centre for Human Rights accept the Advocacy Award, which recognises campaigners or activists who have fought repression, or have struggled to challenge political climates and perceptions The Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR) has played a crucial role in documenting human rights violations, political repression and torture in the gulf kingdom. Despite efforts to […]

Advocacy nominees

Recognising campaigners or activists who have fought repression, or have struggled to challenge political climates Alaa Abd El Fattah, blogger, Egypt Alaa Abd El Fattah is at the forefront of protests against Egypt’s current military rule. Over the last 12 months, the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) has tried to silence dissent, crushing […]

Bahrain: Human rights activist Nabeel Rajab detained at protests

Prominent human rights activist and president of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR), Nabeel Rajab, was reportedly detained today while attempting to reach Pearl Roundabout in the capital Manama. Jihan Kazerooni of BCHR told Index that Rajab is currently being held at Hoora police station. Kazerooni said that two other activists, Naji Fateel of […]

“The cruelty displayed by the Bahraini government is astounding”

Abdulhadi Alkhawaja was arrested on 9 April 2011. He was dragged from his house and beaten by 20 masked men along with his two sons in law, while his daughters and wife were insulted, assaulted and locked in a room. In may he was given life in prison along with other prominent opposition leaders for “organising […]

Bahrain: Human rights defender attacked

Prominent human rights activist Nabeel Rajab was severely beaten by security services in Bahrain during a demonstration on Friday. Rajab was beaten on the back, head and neck and was taken by ambulance to Salmaniya hospital after participating in a peaceful protest in Manama. The activist, who is President of The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) and Bahrain […]

Bahrain: Violent crackdown on protesters on Budaiya Street

The fifteenth of December marked the start of #OccupyBudaiya. Bahrainis have taken to Budaiya Street in Manama, the capital city, to express discontent with the government’s actions following the reading of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI) report. For four days, protesters clashed with riot police and security officials. Bahraini activist Asma Darwish, 21, who […]