Bahrain Charges Ebrahim Sharif for AP Interview After Prince Charles Visit

UPDATE: 14 November 2016, 2:00pm EST – The United States Department of State has called for the Government of Bahrain to drop all charges against Ebrahim Sharif, noting that that the Department has raised the case directly with Bahraini authorities. Director of Press Relations Elizabeth Trudeau stated that “no one anywhere should be prosecuted or[…]

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[…]

Despite human rights violations, US-Bahrain security cooperation continues

Over the last few months the Bahraini government has stepped up its domestic repression by imprisoning and exiling human rights defenders, shutting down the largest political opposition society, and arresting and imprisoning dozens of Bahrainis who exercise their right to free expression and freedom of assembly. Following the citizenship revocation of Sheikh Isa Qassim in[…]

State media whitewashes Bahrain’s human rights violations against children

On 30 July 2016, the Bahrain News Agency (BNA), the state news agency of Bahrain, released a statement on behalf of The Labour and Social Development Ministry regarding the activities of its National Child Committee. BNA noted that the Ministry and the Committee will convene to submit a 2017 report to the United Nations Committee[…]

Dispatch: Fact vs. Myth – Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI)

The Government of Bahrain established the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI) in July 2011, following the repression of the pro-democracy movement in February of that year. The BICI commission consisted of a panel of international human rights experts who set out to analyze Bahraini authorities’ violations during the pro-democracy movement. The BICI commission then[…]