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Arrests

23 Feb, 2017

Bahrain: Activist Back in Detention: Nader Abdulemam

Bahraini activist Nader Abdulemam was arrested on 18 February and taken to Jaw prison to serve the remaining four and a half months of a prison sentence handed down to him for...

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23 Feb, 2017

20 arrested as Bahrain approves military trial of civilians

Bahraini police have arrested 20 people in a crackdown on Shiite villages, as legislators approved a constitutional amendment that could see civilians tried in military courts in...

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31 Jan, 2017

Bahrain: Arrest Powers Restored to Abusive Agency

Bahrain has restored arrest and investigatory powers to an intelligence agency that conducted “terrorizing” house raids and systematically tortured detainees in 2011, Human Rights...

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31 Jan, 2017

Clashes in Bahrain as anti-government Shia cleric trial begins

Clashes erupted between police and protesters in Bahrain on Monday before a hearing in the trial of a leading Shia cleric accused of illegal collection of funds and money...

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26 Jan, 2017

UK funds parliament of Bahrain as it halts reforms and backs executions

The British government is using a multi-million pound aid programme to fund Bahrain's parliament while the Gulf country bans opposition parties, reverses human rights reforms and...

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25 Jan, 2017

Authorities Carry out Raids in Sitra, Arrest Dozens of Citizens

Security forces carried out a wide raid campaign in Sitra that led to arresting at least dozens of citizens, according to information published on social media outlets. Read...

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13 Jan, 2017

Authorities in Bahrain arbitrarily arrest a man with learning difficulties amid allegations of torture

Since 13 December 2016, Kumail Ahmed Hamida, who suffers from learning difficulties, has been in police custody, after reportedly falling victim to arbitrary arrest and torture....

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5 Jan, 2017

Bahrain’s New Year of Oppression

The Bahraini authorities are starting 2017 with more oppression and practising human rights violations against the people, as indicated by cases documented by the Bahrain Center...

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Left: Sayed Alawi Hussain, Right: Sayed Fadhel Radhi
19 Dec, 2016

Bahrain: Ongoing Incommunicado Detention of Two Detainees in Absence of Known Official Charges

Two men have been detained incommunicado in Bahrain for months. For nearly three months, since his arrest, Sayed Fadhel Abbas Radhi has been detained without access to family or...

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6 Dec, 2016

Please, Theresa May, save my husband from death in Bahrain

My husband, Mohammed Ramadan, is due to be executed in Bahrain any day now. Our three young children are distraught. We want Theresa May, the British prime minister, to call...

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