Bahrain: Continued restriction of freedoms during Ashura crackdown
Recent articles in Bahrain

The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has declared Bahraini activist Najah Yusuf’s 2017 arrest to have been arbitrary and in violation of the right to freedom of expression.

On 17 September 2019, Bahrain’s court will hear a request to overturn previous decisions to uphold the sentence against Nabeel Rajab, in prison for exercising his right to express himself. NGOs around the world call on Bahrain’s Minister of International Affairs to support this request.

IFEX member Gulf Centre for Human Rights leads a joint letter criticising the fact that an award has been given to the Bahraini prime minister by Norway’s 14th August Committee, despite his presiding over numerous human rights violations in Bahrain.