Nabeel Rajab Receives Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders while in Prison
Prominent human rights defender and founding member of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), Nabeel Rajab, received the Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders in Geneva. It is to note that Rajab received the same award 11 years earlier.
Editorial: A Successful Campaign
The Bahraini government's attempts to exploit the Pope's visit to polish its black record and portray itself as an incubator of tolerance and religious pluralism have failed.
Saudi Blogger Raif Badawi Released after 10 Years in Prison
Saudi blogger Raif Badawi was released from prison on Friday after spending 10 years behind bars, his wife said, but rights groups said he is still banned from travel for another 10 years.
Many States Inflict Serious Cruelty on Rights Activists: U.N.
One-quarter of U.N. member states have carried out suspected reprisals against activists who cooperate with the world body on human rights issues, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday.
Mohammed Al-Maskati Declared "Hero" for Defending HR through Digital Security Training: Access Now
Access Now announced its selection of Bahraini activist and digital security consultant Mohammed Al-Maskati as a recipient of this year's Human Rights Heroes Award.
UN Expert Expresses Concern over Ongoing Travel Ban on HR Activist in Bahrain
United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders Michel Forst expressed serious concern about allegations of ongoing travel ban imposed on human rights activists, particularly that these allegations refer to reprisals against their cooperation with the United Nations.
Saudi Arabia: Allow Access to Detained Women Activists
Saudi Arabia should immediately allow independent international monitors to access Saudi women’s rights advocates detained since May 2018 to ensure their safety and well-being, Human Rights Watch said today.
Women HR Defenders International Coalition Calls on Bahrain to Immediately Release Ebtisam Al-Sayegh
Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition called for the immediate and unconditional release of human rights defender Ebtisam Al-Sayegh
Bahraini Authorities Release HR Activist Zainab Al-Khawaja, Reports
The family of the detained human rights activist say she and her infant son are being...