News from Bahrain

Bahrain: Torture, Physical Coercion and Reprisals in Bahrain Belie Commitment to Reform, says new report


Impunity for torture and other abuses against human rights defenders continues in Bahrain, according to a new report by the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) prepared with the assistance of Dorsey &…

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Bahrain: Human rights defenders in exile threatened, along with their families, while ongoing court cases continue against other defenders


While attention is focused on Bahrain’s human rights record at the 34th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) this month, Bahraini human rights defenders continue to suffer…

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Bahrain: Human rights defender Nabeel Rajab remains in jail facing 18 years in prison for two of his ongoing cases


Prominent Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab was back in court this week on two cases related to tweets and media interviews about human rights violations in Bahrain, for which he faces 18 years…

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BAHRAIN: Human rights defender Nabeel Rajab re-arrested on other charges despite court order to temporarily release him


Update: Nabeel Rajab appeared in court briefly on 23 January 2017 for a hearing in his case related to comments and tweets about Jaw prison and Yemen. He remains in jail pending the next hearing on 21…

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Bahrain: Freedom of the Press faces serious threat


Freedom of the press and freedom of expression are under serious threat in Bahrain. Human rights defenders, journalists and online bloggers are targeted for legitimately reporting on issues and expressing…

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Bahrain: Court postpones verdict for human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, facing up to 15 years in jail


Update: Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab's trial was postponed until 28 December 2016 following a short hearing on 15 December during which he was not allowed to speak. He remains in jail. 2016-11-01 Bahrain’s…

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