Bahrain - IFEX Member Campaigns


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28 November 2016 |

Bahrain must cease judicial harassment of Faisal Hayyat and other Bahraini journalists

Bahrain must cease judicial harassment of Faisal Hayyat and other Bahraini journalists 48 human rights organizations have signed a letter asking King Hamad to cease its judicial harassment of human rights defenders and its violation of their right to freedom of expression.
12 August 2016 |

Bahrain must end reprisals and harassment of human rights defender Sheikh Maytham Al-Salman

Bahrain must end reprisals and harassment of human rights defender Sheikh Maytham Al-Salman IFEX members call on the Government of Bahrain to stop the and judicial harassment and reprisals against Sheikh Maytham Al-Salman.
28 July 2016 |

NGOs to Bahrain: Rights of Nazeeha Saeed and all journalists to report must be respected

NGOs to Bahrain: Rights of Nazeeha Saeed and all journalists to report must be respected On Sunday 17 July 2016 award-winning journalist Nazeeha Saeed was charged by Bahraini Public Prosecution for reporting to foreign media outlets without a license.
24 June 2016 |

End judicial harassment of human rights defender and blogger Ghada Jamsheer

Human rights defender and blogger Ghada Jamsheer faces a sentence of 1 year imprisonment for "assaulting a policewoman"
3 June 2016 |

Bahrain has failed massively in implementing human rights recommendations

Bahrain has failed massively in implementing human rights recommendations According to rights groups, Bahraini government's claims of having implemented all BICI recommendations is mere lip service.
12 April 2016 |

Free Zainab Al-Khawaja and Baby

Free Zainab Al-Khawaja and Baby IFEX Members Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain, Bahrain Centre for Human Rights, and Gulf Centre for Human Rights, along with CIVICUS World Alliance for Citizen Participation call on the Bahraini government to free Zainab Al-Khawaja and baby
19 January 2016 |

Bahrain must end harassment of human rights defender Sheikh Maytham Al-Salman

Bahrain must end harassment of human rights defender Sheikh Maytham Al-Salman IFEX members call on the Government of Bahrain to stop the judicial harassment of Sheikh Maytham Al-Salman, and to allow human rights defenders to exercise their right to freedom of expression.
30 December 2015 |

Bahraini rights defender Mohammad Al-Maskati faces prison if sentence upheld

Bahraini rights defender Mohammad Al-Maskati faces prison if sentence upheld Al-Maskati is the founder and former president of the Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights (BYSHR), and is currently a digital security consultant at Front Line Defenders. On 31 December 2014, the Lower Criminal Court in Bahrain sentenced him to six months in prison but he remained free on bail of 100 BHD until the appeal.
19 January 2015 |

NGOs call on Bahraini government to drop Twitter charges against Nabeel Rajab

NGOs call on Bahraini government to drop Twitter charges against Nabeel Rajab The international community's response to the current charges leveled against prominent activist Nabeel Rajab has been monumental in denouncing the Criminal Investigations Department and the Bahraini government for their actions.
11 June 2014 |

Renewed call for release of jailed Bahraini journalists

Ahead of the United Nations Human Rights Council's 26th Session, ten free speech and human rights organisations called for the release of Bahraini journalists Hussain Hubail and Qassim Zain Aldeen.
9 April 2014 |

Concern for Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja's health on third anniversary of his arrest in Bahrain

Concern for Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja's health on third anniversary of his arrest in Bahrain Former president and co-founder of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR) Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja was sentenced to life in prison in June 2011. He continues to be denied adequate medical attention and suffers from severe medical complications as a result of his mistreatment in detention.
19 November 2013 |

End unfair imprisonment of Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, eligible for early release

End unfair imprisonment of Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, eligible for early release A coalition of groups calls on the Bahraini government to free imprisoned human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, jailed since July 2012, who is eligible for conditional release by 29 November 2013.
15 November 2013 |

Coalition lawyer denied entry to Bahrain to observe rights defender's trial

Coalition lawyer denied entry to Bahrain to observe rights defender's trial Naji Fateel was sentenced to 15 years in prison for "the establishment of a group for the purpose of disabling the constitution." A lawyer representing regional human rights groups has been denied entry into the country in order to observe Fateel's appeal.
6 August 2013 |

Bahraini rights groups reach out to international community for help ahead of mass protests

International human rights organisations are urged to attempt to visit Bahrain over the coming week, in order to monitor ongoing protests, especially on 14 August when the country is expected to come under lockdown.
24 May 2013 |

Joint appeal to U.N. protests torture of detained rights defenders in Bahrain

Joint appeal to U.N. protests torture of detained rights defenders in Bahrain Over 50 NGOs worldwide signed a joint appeal to the U.N. against the ill-treatment and torture of detained human rights defenders, activists and photojournalists in Bahrain, calling for U.N. and Red Cross visits.
18 January 2013 |

President Obama urged to help release Bahraini human rights defenders and activists

President Obama urged to help release Bahraini human rights defenders and activists In a letter to the US President, 40 human rights organisations called for US support to release 13 Bahrainis, unjustly jailed by the Bahraini government, one of the strongest allies of the US in the region.
17 September 2012 |

End persecution of human rights defenders in Bahrain now, says appeal to UNHRC

End persecution of human rights defenders in Bahrain now, says appeal to UNHRC NGOs lobbying at the UN call for the release of human rights defenders, and to ensure that those who participate in Bahrain's UPR process do not face reprisals.
5 September 2012 |

Human rights groups call for immediate release of all prisoners of conscience in Bahrain

Human rights groups call for immediate release of all prisoners of conscience in Bahrain Rights groups criticise High Court decision to uphold "politically motivated" sentences of 13 imprisoned human rights defenders and political leaders.
17 August 2012 |

Release Bahraini human rights activists now, say international groups

Release Bahraini human rights activists now, say international groups A group of 46 human rights organisations led by IFEX calls on member states of the United Nations Human Rights Council to urge Bahrain to release human rights defenders and peaceful opposition activists.
8 June 2012 |

Rights organisations alarmed over threats to civil society after trip to UN

Rights organisations alarmed over threats to civil society after trip to UN Human rights defenders, activists, journalists, doctors and lawyers who attended Bahrain UPR events in Geneva in May with IFEX members and partners have been threatened for speaking out about violations.


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