News from Bahrain

Bahrain: Human rights defender Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja faces reprisals in detention after protesting poor prison conditions


One of Bahrain’s most prominent human rights defenders, Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, who is serving a life sentence for his human rights work, has protested unfair prison regulations. We, the undersigned,…

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Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab’s two-year sentence for talking to the media upheld by appeals court


On 22 November 2017, a Bahraini appeals court upheld the two-year prison sentence against Nabeel Rajab for talking with various media outlets about human rights issues. The Gulf Centre for Human Rights…

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Bahrain: Family of prominent human rights defender sentenced to prison in reprisal, as Nabeel Rajab mistreated in transfer to prison


The authorities in Bahrain have continued their policy of mistreating and jailing human rights defenders and their families, sentencing three family members of exiled human rights defender Sayed Ahmed…

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Bahrain: Ebtisam Al-Saegh released from prison while awaiting trial, and Zainab Al-Khamees banned from travel


On 22 October 2017, Ebtisam Al-Saegh, the monitoring and documentation officer of Salam for Democracy and Human Rights, was released from prison pending trial in Bahrain. While welcoming her temporary…

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Bahrain: Woman human rights defender Zainab Al-Khamees summoned for investigation


UPDATE: Zainab Al-Khamees complied with the summons and arrived at the appointed time for investigation on 6 September. After a half hour wait, she was interrogated briefly without the presence of her…

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Bahrain: Women human rights defenders who are tortured in Bahrain will not receive justice


Women human rights defenders in Bahrain who have been tortured in Bahrain have been subjected to further persecution to stop them from working. In two separate cases, Ebtisam Al-Saegh remains in prison…

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