Tag: freedom of expression

Photographer Ahmed al-Fardan Imprisoned for Illegal Assembly

Photographer Ahmed al-Fardan Imprisoned for Illegal Assembly

On 3 February 2016, a Bahraini court upheld photographer Ahmed al-Fardan’s three-month prison sentence on charges of “attempting” to protest. We condemn the Bahraini authorities’ continued targeting and prosecution of photographers and journalists, which directly violates internationally guaranteed freedoms of expression and media. On 26 December 2013 at 3:00 A.M., […]

Jailed Opposition Leader Summoned For Questioning Over Tweets

Jailed Opposition Leader Summoned For Questioning Over Tweets

On Sunday, Bahraini authorities questioned Sheikh Ali Salman over “violations” posted on his Twitter account, despite the fact that he remains imprisoned and unable to tweet.  Sheikh Salman, the secretary-general of Bahraini opposition bloc al-Wefaq, is already serving a four-year prison term for inciting hatred, disturbing public peace, and inciting civil disobedience.  Following the […]

Bahraini Authorities Arbitrarily Arrest Journalist Mahmood al-Jazeeri

Bahraini Authorities Arbitrarily Arrest Journalist Mahmood al-Jazeeri

On Monday, Bahraini security forces arbitrarily arrested journalist Mahmood al-Jazeeri, increasing the number of journalists, photographers, bloggers and internet activists under arrest in Bahrain to more than twenty. The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), and the Bahrain Institute for Rights […]

Proven Human Rights Abusers Don’t Get to Set the Record Straight

Proven Human Rights Abusers Don’t Get to Set the Record Straight

During the 2011 uprising, Bahrain’s human rights abuses took center stage when security forces used excessive force against peaceful pro-democracy protests. Since then, evidence of human rights abuses by the government continues to mount. Although widespread documentation of the government’s use of torture, arbitrary detention, and flawed trials makes it […]

Abuse of Bahraini Children concerns UN Special Procedures

Abuse of Bahraini Children concerns UN Special Procedures

11 September 2015 – Bahrain was prominently featured in a report issued by the Special Procedures concerning communications made on behalf of individuals who allege human rights abuses at the hands of government actors. Two significant complaints concerned Bahrain. The first complaint concerned the arrest and detention of Mr. Nabeel Rajab. […]