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Torture in Bahrain

3 Feb, 2020


After nine years of crisis, the standards for respecting human rights in the Kingdom of Bahrain do not seem to be on the path to improvement. The almost-daily reports received...

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26 Jun, 2019

From 2011 to 2019: The Screams of Torture Still Echo

    On the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, 26 June, BCHR issues the report at hand, which takes stock of the acts and victims of torture...

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28 Dec, 2017

Bahrain:Secret military courts sentence civilians forced to confess under torture

The general principles of the Comparative International Law and the International Bill on the judiciary and trials warn of trying civilians in military courts or extending the...

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20 Jul, 2017

Ebtisam Al-Saegh charged under anti-terrorism law, while UN asks for Bahrain to investigate torture and sexual assault allegations

On 19 July, woman human rights defender Ebtisam Al-Saegh, member of Salam for Democracy and Human  Rights, was charged by Bahrain’s Terrorism Crimes Prosecution office with “...

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18 Jul, 2017

UN experts urge Bahrain to investigate reports of torture and ill-treatment of rights defender Ebtisam Alsaegh

GENEVA (18 July 2017) – A group of United Nations experts* has expressed deep concern at the alleged arbitrary detention of Bahraini human rights defender Ebtisam Alsaegh...

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14 Jul, 2017

US Department of State Press Briefing - July 13, 2017

The US Department of State on Ebtisam al-Saegh's situation: "MS NAUERT: -- she’s now been detained for a second time. She’s been detained without charges. We continue...

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14 Jul, 2017

Questions for Head of Bahrain’s NSA 10 Days After Ebtisam al Saegh’s Arrest

Brian Dooley, Senior Director, Human Rights First: "Can you tell us how you have investigated the allegations of torture made in May, what your findings were and what action...

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12 Jul, 2017

HR Activist Ibtisam Al-Saegh Launches Hunger Strike against Her Torture

Bahrain Mirror: Salam for Democracy and Human Rights said that detained Ibtisam Al-Saegh, member in Salam, launched a hunger strike against torture and maltreatment she was...

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5 Jul, 2017

Bahrain: Woman human rights defender at high risk of torture, including sexual assault

In response to news about the arrest of human rights defender Ebtisam al-Saegh by the Bahraini authorities on the night of 3 July 2017 Samah Hadid, Director for Campaigns at...

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4 Jul, 2017

Urgent Appeal: Unlawful Detention of WHRD Ebtisam Al-Saegh

Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women Dr. Dubravka Simonovic OHCHR-UNOG, 8-14 Avenue de la Paix 1211 Geneva 10, ​ Switzerland   Assistant Secretary-...

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