News from Bahrain

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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Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab sentenced to two years for reporting on human rights violations


Leading Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab has been sentenced to prison on 10 July 2017 for two years after being found guilty of spreading "fake news” for TV interviews. In reality,…

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Bahrain: Human Rights Defender Ebtisam Al-Sayegh arrested and detained for the second time in two months


On 3 July 2017, Ebtisam Al-Sayegh, monitoring and documentation officer of the Salam Organisation (Peace for Democracy and Human Rights), was arrested during a raid on her home for the second time in…

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Bahrain: Al-Wasat newspaper lays off employees after being suspended for three weeks


“Al-Wasat” newspaper has had to lay off all its employees three weeks after being suspended by the authorities in Bahrain. The newspaper reports on various issues including on protests and human…

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Bahrain: UN event assesses violations of the right to freedom of expression and assembly


On 21 June 2017, a panel discussion held on the sidelines of the 35th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, examined the criminalisation of peaceful expression in Bahrain.  “Freedom…

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Bahrain: UN Member and Observer States should call on Bahraini authorities to free human rights defender Nabeel Rajab


Letter to United Nations member and observer states on the one-year anniversary of Nabeel Rajab’s arrest:  We, the undersigned, express our deep concern over the continued detention of prominent…

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