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Human Rights Defenders in Bahrain Under Attack

In Prison

Nabeel Rajab

President of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights.
Director of the Gulf Center for Human Rights, Deputy Secretary General of the International Federation for Human Rights.

Previously sentenced to 6 months in prison for tweets, alleged to be “offensive to the government” and under travel ban since 2014. Re-arrested on 13 June 2016 following a police raid on his home, charges are yet unknown.

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  Abdulhadi Alkhawaja

Former President and Co-Founder of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights.

Sentenced to life in prison for pro-democracy activism during the Bahraini uprising.

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           Naji Fateel

President of the Bahrain Youth for Human Rights.

Sentenced to 15 years in prison for allegedly “establishing a terrorist group”.

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    Abduljalil Al-Singace

Engineer, blogger and human rights activist.

Sentenced to life in prison for pro-democracy activism during the Bahraini uprising.

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Sentenced and Expecting Arrest

 

   Maryam Al-Khawaja

Co-Director of the Gulf Center for Human Rights.
Sentenced to one year in absentia for allegedly assaulting airport security officers.

Forced into exile.

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   Hussain Jawad

Chairman of the European Bahraini Organization for Human Rights on trial for charges including “insulting the King” and “criticizing a national institution”.

Sentenced to 2 years in prison in 2015. Forced outside Bahrain.

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   Ghada Jamsheer

President of the Women’s Petition Committee.
Sentenced for more than a year in several cases of defamation for accusing the management of Kind Hamad Hospital of corruption on twitter.

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 On Trial

 

  Nader Abdullemam

Activist and blogger on trial for founding
the NGO “Esaf”.

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  Forced Exile

 

   Zainab Al-Khawaja

    Women’s Rights and Social Media Activist in Bahrain.

    Sentenced to 4 years in prison and fined $7,900 for charges related to freedom of expression. On  31 May 2016 Zainab Al-Khawaja was released from     prison based on "humanitarian" grounds. However, her sentence has only been suspended; based on claims of threats of indefinite detention, she was     forced into exile in Denmark. Click here to read more.

   

 

 

 

Sayed Yusif AlMahafdha

Human Rights defender and Vice President of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights.

Forced into exile since October 2013 after being a target of arbitrary arrest for his human rights work in Bahrain.

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Citizenship revoked

 

 

  Sayed Alwadaei

Advocacy Director of the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy, a UK-based organisation that assists victims of human rights violations in Bahrain in obtaining compensation.