Bahrain Court Upholds Jail Sentence against Rights Activist Rajab, Reuters
Bahrain’s top court on Monday upheld two-year prison sentence imposed last year by a lower tribunal on rights campaigner Nabeel Rajab over comments he was alleged to have made to journalists.
2017: Torture, Threats and Extortion, Activists & HR Defenders inside the NSA Death Chambers
Human rights defenders and activists experienced a brutal period during 2017; torture, extortion, travel bans and attacks on homes and properties, as well as pressures and threats aimed at turning activists and rights defenders into informants.
Bahraini Citizen Resorts to France after Being Tortured in Police Station
A Bahraini citizen resorted on (December 13, 2017) to France after being tortured and sexually harassed in a police station.
15 NGOs Demand Number of States to Urge Bahrain Release Nabeel Rajab
The Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) condemned upholding the two-year jail term sentence against prominent Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab.
Washington Calls on Bahrain to Investigate Confessions of Activist Alwadaie’s Family Extracted under Duress
United States urged its ally Bahrain to conduct a thorough and impartial investigation into allegations that three members of Activist Sayed Ahmad Alwadaie’s family gave confessions extracted under duress.
HR Org. Bahrain Convicts Activist's Family Members
A Bahrain court sentenced three family members of a prominent activist to jail terms on weapons charges on Monday, rights group the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) said and accused authorities of using torture to extract confessions.
AFP: Bahrain Temporarily Frees Female Activist
Bahrain has temporarily freed a female activist who has accused her government of torture in detention, rights groups said Monday.
HR Activist Zainab Al-Khamis Prevented from Traveling
Human rights activist Zainab Al-Khamis said that the authorities prevented her on Monday (October 16, 2017) from leaving the country through Bahrain International Airport.
The Guardian: Bahrain is Buying Arms in London – and My Family is Paying the Price
Sayed Ahmed Al-Wadaei, director of advocacy at Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy in London, published an article in “The Guardian” newspaper in which he said that his family is paying the price while Bahrain is buying arms in London.
Bahrain: Security Authorities Attack Ashura Religious Manifestations
Activists said that the security authorities launched a campaign today morning targeting religious manifestations of Ashura, a religious occasion commemorated annually by Shia majority in the country. Ashura manifestations were took down in 4 Bahraini villages.
Authorities Bring Charge of Assembly against Oun and Al-Saffar, Prevent them from Traveling
The Public Prosecution interrogated on Sunday (September 17, 2017) human rights activists, charged them with assembly and confirmed the issuance of a travel ban decision against them.
Authorities Prevent Transparency Chairman from Leaving Country, Summon Nidal Al-Salman for Interrogation
The Bahraini security authorities prevented on Monday (September 18, 2017) Sayed Sharaf Al-Mosawi, the chairman of the Bahrain Transparency Society from leaving the country. The authorities also summoned Bahrain Center for Human Rights member, activist Nidal Al-Salman for interrogation tomorrow.
Case of Prominent HR Activist Nabeel Rajab Adjourned until Sept. 27
The First High Criminal Court continued looking into the case of president of Bahrain Center for Human Rights and prominent human rights activist Nabeel Rajab, in which he is accused of criticizing Saudi Arabia via Twitter over Yemen war.
UN Experts Demand Bahrain to Provide Information about Detainees from Activist Al-Wadaie Family
Six UN experts urged the Government of Bahrain to provide information about the violations that detainees of Sayed Ahmed Al-Wadaie’s family are subjected to and to confirm the “legal basis” for their detention.
Front Line Defenders Expresses Grave Concerns about Harassment of Activist Zainab Al-Khamis
Front Line Defenders expressed its concerns about the continued harassment, intimidation, and summoning of human rights defender Zainab Al-Khamis, who received a subpoena [by the Bahraini authorities] yesterday.
Criminal Investigation Department Summons HR Activist Zainab Al-Khamis for Interrogation Tomorrow
The General Directorate of Investigation and Criminal Evidence summoned activist Zainab Al Khamis for interrogation tomorrow Wednesday (September 6, 2017).
Activist Fatima al-Halwachi Banned from Traveling through Bahrain International Airport
Deputy head of the European-Bahraini Organization for Human Rights (EBOHR) said Bahraini security authorities prevented her from leaving the country without clarifying the reasons.
National Security Agency Summons Al-Sayegh’s Husband: We’ll Take Action If Torture Claims Not Proven True
Inspector-General of the National Security Agency (NSA) summoned on Thursday (24 August 2017) the husband of detained activist Ibtisam Al-Sayegh.
Observatory for Protection of HR Demands Bahrain to Immediately Release Al-Saegh, Al-Shakoori and Al-Qatari
The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of FIDH and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), asked its followers to address the Bahraini authorities to immediately release Ibtisam Al-Saegh, Mohammed Al-Shakhoori and Radhi Saleh Al-Qatari and to send letters to each of King of Bahrain, Ministers of Interior and Foreign Affairs, Minister of Justice and Islamic Affairs, Permanent Mission of Bahrain to the United Nations in Geneva, Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the Kingdom of Belgium and diplomatic missions and embassy of Bahrain in their countries.
Index on Censorship: Bahraini Authorities Oppress Activists and their Families
Index on Censorship said in an article on its website that human rights defenders often confront obstacles that make their work difficult. The organization indicated that the families of activists suffer along with their loved ones and are often targeted with official harassment: detention, loss of employment, beatings and harassment. Each case is an individual story of a struggle for freedom.