NGOs Call for an End to Reprisals Against Human Rights Defenders

As the 32nd Session of United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) opened in Geneva on 13 June, Nabeel Rajab, Bahrain’s most high profile human rights defender, was arrested after dozens of police officers raided his home at around 5am and confiscated his electronic devices. The day before, Bahraini human rights defenders and victims of violations[…]

Bahrain Authorities Prevent Civil Society Members and Human Rights Defenders from Participating in UN HRC 32

The undersigned NGO’s are seriously alarmed with Bahrain’s imposition of travel bans against human rights defenders attempting to take part in the 32nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council. Travel bans were imposed on human rights defenders Hussain Radhi, Ebtisam Al-Saegh, Ebrahim Al-Demistani and the parents of Ali Mashaima at the Bahrain International Airport[…]

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 or her child. Zainab al-Khawaja[…]

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 Advisory Committee of Human Rights[…]