NGOs call on King of Bahrain to release human rights defender Nabeel Rajab

HM Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al KhalifaOffice of HM the KingP.O. Box 555, Rifa’a PalaceKingdom of Bahrain Cc. The Rt Hon Boris Johnson MPSecretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth AffairsForeign & Commonwealth OfficeKing Charles Street, London SW1A2AH Cc. The Honorable John F. KerrySecretary of StateUnited States Department of State2201 C Street NW, Washington, DC[…]

Bahraini Sheikh Mohammed Khojasta deported after citizenship revoked

22 February 2016 – The Bahraini authorities deported Sheikh Mohammed Hasan Ali Husain (Khojasta) following the court of appeal’s decision. Sheikh Khojasta is one of the more than 100 Bahrainis whose citizenship was revoked by a Ministry of Interior’s’ administrative decision. The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), the European Centre for Democracy and Human[…]

Bahrain’s Public Prosecution summons six-year-old child for interrogation

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) stated that Bahrain’s Public Prosecution summoned a six-year-old child for interrogation on Wednesday. The Public Prosecution summoned Ali Abbas Abu Taki (age six) after authorities arrested his brother Abdullah (age 10) last Friday in the village of Buri. Talking with Nabeel Rajab, director of BCHR, Ali revealed that[…]

Bahraini Foreign Minister: no political prisoners in Bahrain, only imprisoned terror convicts

In an interview with RT Arabic, Bahrain’s Foreign Affairs Minister denied media reports stating there are political prisoners in Bahrain. He said that Bahrain does not have a policy of “silencing voices” and that “there are no prisoners of conscience in Bahrain.” Foreign Affairs Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa asserted, “Those who have been[…]

Bahrain seeks to increase tourism even as it suppresses dissent

The Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority will soon launch Brand Bahrain-a national project that aims to promote Bahrain as a top global tourist destination. It is an international campaign to promote Bahrain’s heritage, culture, business friendly environment, and artistic image across the globe. As part of the government’s initiative to promote Bahrain internationally, it has[…]