News from Bahrain

Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab sentenced to five more years in prison for tweeting in unfair trial proceedings, according to trial observation mission


Prominent Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab was sentenced to a further five years in prison on 21 February 2018, during a verdict that an observer called unusual, as the lawyer was not allowed…

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Bahrain: On 7th anniversary of beginning of popular movement, NGOs call for end to systematic targeting of human rights defenders and journalists


On the 7th anniversary of the peaceful popular movement of the Bahraini people which started on 14 February 2011, the undersigned NGOs call on the international community to help free human rights defenders…

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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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