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Attacks on activists

31 Jan, 2017

Bahrain: Halt Violence against Protesters

In response to the Bahraini security forces firing live ammunition at peaceful protesters in Diraz, Freedom House issued the following statement:  “Bahrain’s security...

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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

Protesters, Police Clash Near Bahrain Home of Shiite Cleric

Security forces wearing black ski masks have clashed with protesters near the Bahrain home of a prominent Shiite cleric. Activists said police fired birdshot and live...

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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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24 Jan, 2017

Bahrain court hears Twitter 'evidence' against activist

The prosecution in a Bahraini court on Monday presented what it said was evidence against prominent rights activist Nabeel Rajab, accused of spreading "false information" about...

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24 Jan, 2017

Bahrain: Postponement of Nabeel Rajab’s trial for sixth time is blatant harassment

In response to the news today that the Bahraini authorities have postponed the verdict in the case of prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, Samah Hadid, Deputy Director of...

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13 Jan, 2017

Bahrain: Accelerated Repression Jeopardizes Activists

Bahrain stepped up its repression of activists and government critics during 2016, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2017. The government dissolved the...

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6 Jan, 2017

Bahrain Renews Detention of Human Rights Defender Nabeel Rajab

On 5 January 2017, the public prosecution renewed the detention of leading human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, President of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), for 15 days...

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29 Dec, 2016

Bahrain’s prosecution orders seven-day detention of Nabeel Rajab over politically-motivated charges

29 December 2016 - The public prosecution in Bahrain today interrogated human rights defender Nabeel Rajab regarding a case related of allegedly “disseminating false documents and...

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28 Dec, 2016

Bahrain’s Prosecution Detains Nabeel Rajab Despite Court-Ordered Release

28 December 2016 – A Bahraini court earlier today ordered the provisional release of human rights defender Nabeel Rajab on bail. However, the Public Prosecution subsequently...

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