Tag: Nabeel Rajab

Bahrain: where a tweet can earn you five years in prison

Bahrain: where a tweet can earn you five years in prison

In March 2015, Saudi Arabia led a coalition of 32 states as part of its campaign against Houthi rebels in Yemen. Members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) united under this campaign, including the island kingdom of Bahrain. On 26 March 2015, the same day Bahraini officials announced they would […]

In or Out of Prison, Bahraini HRDs Face Hard Times

In or Out of Prison, Bahraini HRDs Face Hard Times

The situation of human rights defenders and activists in Bahrain is precarious. Today, one of the most prominent of these activists, Zainab al-Khawaja, sits in a prison cell along with her infant son. She is sick with the flu and her family has been denied access to care for her […]

Bahrain Should Revoke Nabeel Rajab’s Travel Ban

Bahrain Should Revoke Nabeel Rajab’s Travel Ban

Nabeel Rajab is one of Bahrain’s leading human rights defenders. He is the President of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), a founding director of the Gulf Center for Human Rights, and Deputy Secretary General of the International Federation for Human Rights. Nabeel is also a member of the […]

US Secretary of State John Kerry looks on after arriving at Vienna International Airport on July 13, 2014. Kerry landed in Austria early on July 13 to help steer the final stretches of negotiations between global powers and Iran over Tehran's suspect nuclear programme as a deadline for a deal looms. AFP PHOTO / POOL / Jim Bourg

US Secretary of State John Kerry’s First Visit to Bahrain

United States Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Manama this week to meet with Bahraini officials and participate in a ministerial meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). With US government sources indicating that “regional security [will likely] dominate” the talks, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in […]