Bahrain: A decade of cosmetic reforms and a free expression crackdown

Recent articles in Bahrain

A photo illustration shows a smartphone with the website of Israel's NSO Group which features Pegasus spyware, on display in Paris, France, 21 July 2021, JOEL SAGET/AFP via Getty Images

Bahrain: Surveillance of activists renews calls for action

A new report reveals nine Bahraini activists, including three members of IFEX member organisation the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, were hacked with NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware.

Jailed academic Dr. Abduljalil AlSingace, Credit: Haq Movement for Liberties & Democracy

Bahrain: Rights groups call on authorities to release jailed academic Dr. Abduljalil AlSingace

IFEX joins rights groups in calling for the immediate release of prominent human rights defender Dr. Abduljalil Alsingace who has been on hunger strike since 8 July 2021 to protest his mistreatment by prison authorities.

A Bahraini woman holds a national flag during an anti-government protest in the village of Jannusan, west of Manama, 19 September 2014, MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH/AFP via Getty Images

Bahrain: National rights bodies fail to address violations

A new report from Bahrain Center for Human Rights reviews the country’s national human rights bodies, and examines their effectiveness and independence in addressing human rights violations and ending the culture of impunity.