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Freedom of expression

8 Aug, 2017

Bahrain: postponement of ruling on Nabeel Rajab’s case, new extensive fair trials violations

A Bahraini Court’s decision on August 8, 2017 to postpone issuing its verdict in the case of Nabeel Rajab, the President of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR),...

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3 Aug, 2017

RETWEET FOR FREEDOM

FIDH: "It's hard to believe, but a tweet of fewer than 140 letters can land a human rights defender in jail these days. With its RETWEET FOR FREEDOM, FIDH hopes to obtain...

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21 Jul, 2017

Bahrain’s assault on independent journalism: Nazeeha Saeed’s conviction upheld

On 18 July 2017, a Manama appeals court confirmed the verdict of a lower Bahraini court in the case of Nazeeha Saeed, correspondent for Radio Monte Carlo Doualiya and France 24,...

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17 Jul, 2017

UN Human Rights - Venezuela Bahrain

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Liz Throssel Location: Geneva Subject: (1) Venezuela (2) Bahrain (2) Bahrain We are deeply concerned that...

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17 Jul, 2017

UN calls for release of Bahraini rights campaigner

The UN human rights office has called on Bahrain to "unconditionally and immediately" release rights campaigner Nabeel Rajab, who was sentenced to two years in jail this week....

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14 Jul, 2017

The UN calls on the Bahraini authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Nabeel Rajab

Press briefing note by the Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights:  "[...] We are deeply concerned that Nabeel Rajab, a co-founder of the Bahrain...

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14 Jul, 2017

Norway calls for release of Nabeel Rajab in Bahrain

"Norway has repeatedly expressed concern about Mr Rajab’s situation and has urged the Bahraini authorities to fulfil their international human rights obligations. We call again...

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12 Jul, 2017

Statement by Human Rights Commissioner Kofler on the conviction of a Bahraini human rights activist

Bärbel Kofler, Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid at the Federal Foreign Office, issued the following statement today (11 July) on the...

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12 Jul, 2017

Rajab receives two-year prison sentence

Nabeel Rajab, a prominent Bahraini human rights activist, has been given a two‑year prison sentence on charges of publishing and disseminating false news harmful to domestic...

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12 Jul, 2017

Bahrain sentences human rights defender to two years in prison

[JURIST] Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] on Monday condemned [AI report] Bahrain's sentencing of a human rights defender. Nabeel Rajab [Front Line Defenders profile...

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