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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 | Bahrain

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 | Bahrain

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 | Bahrain

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 | Bahrain

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 | Bahrain

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 | Bahrain

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 | Bahrain

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 | Bahrain

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 | Bahrain

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.
22 May 2012 | Bahrain

ARTICLE 19's submission to the Universal Periodic Review

ARTICLE 19 has called on the UN member states to urge the authorities to commit to preventing harassment of journalists and human rights defenders, stop controlling and censoring the media, increase internet freedom and end violations of the right to peaceful protest.
18 May 2012 | Bahrain

One hundred organisations call to end assault on freedom of speech, and to free all detained human rights defenders and netizens

One hundred organisations call to end assault on freedom of speech, and to free all detained human rights defenders and netizens UPDATE: The president of IFEX member Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), Nabeel Rajab, was re-arrested and sentenced to three years in prison on 16 August. Many other human rights defenders remain in prison, including BCHR's founder Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, and his daughter, Zainab Al-Khawaja.
17 April 2012 | Bahrain

Fifty IFEX members and partners call for freedom for Bahraini human rights defenders, bloggers and activists

Fifty IFEX members and partners call for freedom for Bahraini human rights defenders, bloggers and activists In advance of the Formula 1, 50 IFEX members and partners call for detained activists and human rights defenders to be freed, including blogger and activist Abduljalil Al-Singace and human rights activist Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, founder of IFEX member the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights, who is ailing in prison since starting a hunger strike on 8 February.
16 April 2012 | Bahrain

Grand Prix decision ignores abuses, says Human Rights Watch

The decision to go ahead with the Grand Prix on April 22, 2012, gives the country's rulers the opportunity they are seeking to obscure the seriousness of the country’s human rights situation, says Human Rights Watch.
29 March 2012 | Bahrain

Nine human rights organisations raise freedom of expression demands with Arab League

Among the demands expressed by the rights organisations is the immediate release of human rights activist Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, whose health is severely compromised after 50 days of hunger strike.
12 March 2012 | Bahrain

On World Day Against Cyber Censorship, BCHR calls for action from authorities

On World Day Against Cyber Censorship, BCHR calls for action from authorities Amid last year's events, many websites were reported blocked due to their reporting on casualties among protestors and uploading photos and videos of peaceful protests being brutally attacked by security forces.
5 March 2012 | Bahrain

Fifty rights groups call on King to free Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, whose life is at risk in prison

Fifty rights groups call on King to free Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, whose life is at risk in prison Fifty IFEX members and other rights groups call on the Bahrain authorities to release from prison human rights defender Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, whose life is at risk since beginning a hunger strike on 8 February.
14 February 2012 | Bahrain

One year on, authorities urged to address abuses, implement comprehensive reform

For months the government has made token gestures rather than implement reforms that address the root causes of the grievances of the protestors, says Freedom House.
31 January 2012 | Bahrain

BCHR concerned about Bahrain's election to UNESCO education bureau

BCHR demands that Bahrain's membership in the UNESCO IBE be frozen, and contingent on the authorities taking steps to put an end to the targeting of members of the education sector.
30 January 2012 | Bahrain

Freedom House opposes US arms sale

Because the new arms sale is being broken up into multiple small pieces, it does not fall under Congressional notification requirements and details do not have to be made public. 




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