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Attacks on activists

17 May, 2017

30 days detention for Human Rights defender and Al Wefaq leading member, Nizar Al Qari

Nizar Al Qari, a member of the leading opposition party Al Wefaq, was arrested on 5 May and taken to the Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID). The Bahrain Center for Human...

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17 May, 2017

HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS UNDER THREAT – A SHRINKING SPACE FOR CIVIL SOCIETY

On Tuesday 16 May, Amnesty International launched its new global campaign BRAVE to bring attention to the attacks on human rights defenders and activists...

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17 May, 2017

Bahrain: Postponed verdicts violate Nabeel Rajab’s fair trial rights

Today’s Court decision to postpone Nabeel Rajab’s case is a travesty of justice, the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) said today.  BCHR President has been held in...

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16 May, 2017

BAHRAINI OPPOSITION MEMBER AT RISK OF TORTURE: NIZAR AL-QARI

On 5 May, Nizar al-Qari, a member of the opposition party al-Wefaq, was arrested and taken to the Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID), where he alleges he was deprived of...

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26 Apr, 2017

Widespread Reprisals against Activists Ahead of UPR

Bahraini authorities have initiated a new campaign of reprisals against political activists, human rights defenders, and other civil society actors ahead of the kingdom’s third...

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26 Apr, 2017

Bahrain bars civil society from participating in the UPR review

Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) is highly concerned about the recent move by the Bahraini authorities to block the engagement of civil society in the UN Universal Periodic...

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29 Mar, 2017

Foreign Office silent over alleged UK training of Bahraini forces' shooting of teenager

Mustafa Hamdan dies of head wound after police shooting by security forces trained and overseen by UK, according to human rights groups. UK FOREIGN OFFICE officials have...

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23 Mar, 2017

Bahrain Regime Targets Families of Dissidents in Fresh Reprisals

Maybe Washington’s allies in the Bahraini regime learned the art of reprisals from their old colonial masters. The  British used collective punishment to attack dissidents in...

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22 Mar, 2017

Human Rights Activist: Bahrain, Backed by U.S., is Targeting My Family

In early March, a group of masked men accompanied by police officers arrested my brother-in-law in Bahrain. Three days later, my mother-in-law was arrested as well...

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16 Mar, 2017

HRC 34: Swiss Intervention, General debate (item 4)

On 14 March at the 34th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland issued a statement on human rights issues in Bahrain, Vietnam, Colombia, Egypt and South Sudan....

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