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Torture in Bahrain

19 Sep, 2016

Torture victim loses fight to bring Bahrain attorney general before court

A torture victim has vowed to continue to fight for justice after failing to get the Attorney General of Bahrain to face his claims in an Irish court. Jaafar Al-Hasabi, who...

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4 Aug, 2016

Foreign Office Accused Of “Covering Up” Bahrain Torture Allegations

A Foreign Office minister has been accused of “covering up” an alleged case of torture in the state of Bahrain, a key Middle Eastern ally whose prisons system has received...

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1 Aug, 2016

Independent and Impartial Investigation Needed into the Death and Alleged Torture of Detainee

The undersigned NGOs call on the government of Bahrain to immediately launch an independent and impartial investigation into the death of 35-year-old detainee Hassan Jassim Hasan...

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1 Aug, 2016

Bahrain: Detainee Dies of 'Medical Condition' in Custody

A detainee being held in the Gulf island kingdom of Bahrain has died while in custody, authorities announced Sunday. The Ministry of Interior said in a statement that the...

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28 Jun, 2016

Faces of Torture in Bahrain

On the 27th of June, BCHR participated in the event – the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture in Paris. This occasion provided an opportunity to create more...

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26 Jun, 2016

Bahrain: From 2011 to 2016, The Screams of Torture Still Echo

On the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, 26 June, Bahrain Center for Human Rights issues the report "From 2011 to 2016, The Screams of Torture Still Echo", which...

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13 Jun, 2016

Bahrain: Lagging Efforts to End Torture

The latest annual report from a Bahrain office tasked with addressing torture and mistreatment of detainees indicates that authorities have made little progress in holding police...

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3 Jun, 2016

UN Torture Expert Says Britain Should Pressure Bahrain To Allow Him To Visit

The UN’s special rapporteur on torture has accused Britain of playing Bahrain’s “game” by funding its human rights institutions while allowing it to act with “impunity” by not...

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Sadiq Abdulameer Alqamar (left) and Mohamed Hasan Buhmaid (right)
1 Jun, 2016

Persons with disabilities continue to fall victims to arbitrary arrest and torture in Bahrain

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) is deeply concerned over the Bahraini authorities’ continuous unlawful arrests and use of torture to coerce confessions against citizens...

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13 May, 2016

Bahraini Government’s Claims of Having Implemented all BICI Recommendations is Mere Lip Service

On 9 May 2016, Bahrain celebrated the culmination of the work of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI), announcing that the implementation of all recommendations...

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