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29 Aug, 2018

JOINT STATEMENT: 127 Rights groups call for immediate release of Nabeel Rajab after UN group calls his detention arbitrary and discriminatory

  Paris-Geneva-Manama, 29 August 2018– For the second time since 2013, the United Nations (UN) Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) has issued an Opinion regarding...

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3 Jul, 2018


The Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR), in cooperation with Amnesty International, Media Association for Peace (MAP), Committee to protect Journalists, Maharat and the...

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22 Jun, 2018

Bahrain: Bahrain’s Judiciary convicts itself

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights issued a statement welcoming  that the Secretary-General of Bahrain's Al-Wefaq sheikh Ali Salman was acquitted ...

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20 Jun, 2018

Political speech is not a crime: Urgent appeal to stop the trial of opposition society leader Sheikh Ali Salman

  We the undersigned call on Bahraini authorities to drop all charges and ensure the immediate and unconditional release of Sheikh Ali Salman, Secretary-General of...

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26 Mar, 2018

Bahrain: Tougher Internet dissent regulations would supress the only remaining forum for free speech

26 March 2018: The Bahraini Ministry of Interior said in an official statement yesterday that Bahrain is planning to introduce new significant restrictions to online...

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21 Dec, 2017

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...

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10 Dec, 2017

On Human Rights Day, we'll be thinking of our colleague Nabeel Rajab in a Bahraini prison

Today, on Human Rights Day, the Bahrain Center for Human Rights would like to remind of many activists behind bars for breaking the silence of oppression. We think of all those...

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8 Aug, 2017

Bahrain: postponement of ruling on Nabeel Rajab’s case, new extensive fair trials violations

A Bahraini Court’s decision on August 8, 2017 to postpone issuing its verdict in the case of Nabeel Rajab, the President of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR),...

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3 Aug, 2017


FIDH: "It's hard to believe, but a tweet of fewer than 140 letters can land a human rights defender in jail these days. With its RETWEET FOR FREEDOM, FIDH hopes to obtain...

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21 Jul, 2017

Bahrain’s assault on independent journalism: Nazeeha Saeed’s conviction upheld

On 18 July 2017, a Manama appeals court confirmed the verdict of a lower Bahraini court in the case of Nazeeha Saeed, correspondent for Radio Monte Carlo Doualiya and France 24,...

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