Human rights defenders, opposition activists and Shia religious leaders continue to face substantial legal harassment in the execution of their freedom of expression and association. In addition to legal harassment, which has been reported to encompass unlawful detention, torture and ill-treatment, activists may face personal threats directed at them and their families. As of March 2017, this practice was most recently outlined in the arbitrary detention of the family of exiled activist Sayed al-Wadaei.
Irrespective of condemnations from the The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Bahrain’s severe repression of human rights defenders has increased in recent years, displaying a troublesome deterioration of human rights.
UPDATE – 12:00, 16 September 2014, Public Prosecution Transfers Case to High Criminal Court The Public Prosecution today transferred the criminal complaint against Maryam Al-Khawaja to... Read more
Sunday 24 August 2014, Bahrain – Prominent human rights defender and founder of the Bahrain Centre for Human rights (BCHR) and the Gulf Center for Human Rights (GCHR), Abdulhadi Al-Kha... Read more
Bahraini NGOs welcome steps to lift the immunity of official’s accused of torture and call for further restrictions until justice is achieved. Actions taken to lift the immunity of Nasser Ha... Read more