Bahrain Week 2015 – Schedule of Events

BAHRAIN WEEK 2015 – Schedule of Events Monday, February 9th Coffee Chat w/Mohamed al-Tajer: Human Rights Attorney from Bahrain When: 4 PM Where: Georgetown University Law Center, Hotung 2000 Join us for a casual conversation on human rights and the judicial process in Bahrain with Mohamed al-Tajer. Mr. al-Tajer, a human rights attorney, was arrested by[…]

February Champions for Justice: Bahrain’s Prisoners of Conscience

More than four years since the Bahrain government’s brutal crackdown on pro-democracy protesters, arbitrary arrests, injuries to protesters and politically motivated prison sentences continue.  Numerous Bahrainis remain behind bars today, including hundreds of prisoners of conscience. Every month, ADHRB, BIRD and BCHR ask all defenders of human rights to take part in highlighting each of[…]

NGOs Urge Bahrain to Drop Charges, Lift Travel Ban on Nabeel Rajab

3 November 2014 – On 2 November, a Bahraini court ordered the release of prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab and postponed his trail until 20 January 2015, on the condition of a ban on his travel outside of the country. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the Bahrain Center for Human[…]

Bahrain Orders Deportation of Ten Bahrainis after Revoking their Citizenship

31 October 2014 – On 28 October 2014, 10 Bahrainis, who had their citizenship revoked on 7 November 2012, were sentenced to deportation and a 100 Bahraini dinar (USD 265) fine. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy[…]

Bahraini Court Postpones Trial of Nabeel Rajab until 2 November

29 October 2014 – Today, a Bahraini court ruled that Nabeel Rajab will face criminal charges stemming from a single tweet in which both the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Defense allege that he “denigrated government institutions.” The court postponed the trial until Sunday, 2 November. If convicted, Mr. Rajab could face up[…]