Bahrain Center for Human Rights
Articles by Bahrain Center for Human Rights
Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid, widely known as Shawkan, shoots with a camera at his home in the capital Cairo, 4 March 2019, KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images

MENA in March: Iranian lawyer Nasrin Soutoudeh sentenced to 38 years; a campaign against F1 complicity, an index of online incitement against Palestinians, and more.

NGOs around the world call on the Formula One Group to safeguard human rights in Bahrain during race events.

A Men's beach volleyball match between Bahrain and India at the 15th Asian Games in Doha, Qatar, 5 December 2006, Jamie Squire/Getty Images

The kingdom has been under intense international criticism for its targeting of athletes and journalists.

7 IFEX members are among 17 organisations urging Formula One to uphold its commitment to human rights by calling on Bahraini authorities to free Najah Yusuf, an activist imprisoned for expressing her opposition to F1 races being held in Bahrain.

A youth wears a mask to protect himself against the tear gas fired by police during an anti-government protest in Abu Saiba village, west of the capital Manama, Bahrain, 4 July 2014, NurPhoto/Corbis via Getty Images

Around 40 arrests have been carried out so far as Bahrainis marked the 8th anniversary of the uprising.

Saudi asylum seeker Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun smiles as she is introduced to the media at Toronto Pearson International Airport, 12 January 2019, Cole Burston/Getty Images

Egyptian TV presenter’s jail sentence for interviewing a gay man; Bahrainis stripped of citizenship; a Saudi activist’s death sentence lifted, and a Saudi teenager granted asylum; Iraqi photojournalist killed; and Palestinian journalists ‘collateral victims’ in Hamas-Fatah rivalry.

A woman sits near portraits of jailed political activists and protesters killed during clashes with police, before taking part in a demonstration to mark the fifth anniversary of the Arab Spring-inspired uprising in the village of Sitra, Bahrain, 12 February 2016, MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH/AFP/Getty Images

This systematic policy violates international conventions that protect citizens’ right to maintain their citizenships.

Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab (R) walks with his daughter Malak Rajab to attend his appeal hearing at court in Manama, 11 February 2015, REUTERS/Hamad Mohammed

MENA in December: Appeals of Nabeel Rajab and Ahmed Mansoor rejected; UN Working Group recognises two Egyptian journalists as arbitrarily detained; Iran continues crackdown on lawyers; Report reveals Lebanese media concentration; Iraq urged to reopen probe into Kurdish editor’s murder, and more.