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Attacks on activists

11 Jul, 2016

FIDH - Twenty-Six NGOs Call for Immediate and Unconditional Release of Bahraini Human Rights Defender Nabeel Rajab, Prior to His Trial Tomorrow

Tomorrow, 12 July 2016, the trial of the prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab begins. Facing charges related to comments on the social media website Twitter, Rajab may be...

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11 Jul, 2016

Twenty-Six NGOs Call for Immediate and Unconditional Release of Bahraini Human Rights Defender Nabeel Rajab, Prior to His Trial Tomorrow

 Tomorrow, 12 July 2016, the trial of the prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab begins. Facing charges related to comments on the social media website Twitter, Rajab...

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4 Jul, 2016

FIDH - Bahrain continues to harass Nabeel Rajab

Since 2011, Bahrain authorities have been relentlessly harassing the human rights activist Nabeel Rajab, President of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights - BCHR, and FIDH Deputy...

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30 Jun, 2016

Leading Bahraini activist returned to jail as eight stripped of citizenship

Bahrain's leading human rights activist was transferred back to jail on Wednesday despite being in ill health, as the authorities launched another round of arrests. Nabeel...

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30 Jun, 2016

OMCT: Bahrain: Deterioration of the medical conditions of Nabeel Rajab

The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of FIDH and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), has received new information and requests...

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29 Jun, 2016

Amnesty International: Bahrain: Further Information: Nabeel Rajab’s trial date set for 12 July

Prisoner of conscience Nabeel Rajab was told on 26 June that his trial will begin on 12 July on charges of “spreading false rumours in times of war” and “insulting public...

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29 Jun, 2016

Index: Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab hospitalised after 15 days in solitary confinement

Index on Censorship is deeply concerned by news that Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab has been hospitalised while in prison. The former Index Freedom of Expression...

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28 Jun, 2016

Bahrain Tightens the Screws

Two weeks ago, as residents of the village of Bani Jamrah in northwestern Bahrain finished their morning prayers and prepared for the long day of Ramadan fasting ahead, the calm...

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27 Jun, 2016

Bahrain’s sense of impunity stoked by allies and Iran

Bahrain, a serial human-rights abuser, has been on a rampage this month. On 21 June, a public prosecutor extended the detention of Nabeel Rajab, described by Reuters as “one of...

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27 Jun, 2016

Bahraini Authorities Forcibly Deport Human Rights Lawyer Taimoor Karimi

On 26 June 2016, the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, the Bahraini authorities deported human rights lawyer Taimoor Karimi, a torture survivor whose citizenship...

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