December 3, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
A lawyer representing human rights activist Nabeel Rajab said Sunday that a judge has rejected a request to approve a conditional early release, for which Rajab is now eligible under Bahraini law. US Department of State spokeswoman Jen Psaki commented on news of the early release denial, stating ...[read more]
March 25, 2013
by Peter Snyder
Two Bahraini human rights activists have intensified their hunger strike and are refusing fluids, according to a report released Monday by the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR). According to the report Zainab al-Khawaja and her father, prominent human rights activist Abdulhadi al-Khawaja ...[read more]
March 11, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
A court in Bahrain on Monday acquitted human rights activist Sayed Yousif Al-Muhafda on charges of spreading false news to harm the country's security on Twitter. The human rights activist informed Reuters that after he spent a month in jail, the court finally overturned the charges against him. ...[read more]
January 18, 2013
by Max Slater
A court in Bahrain on Thursday released human rights activist Sayed Yousif Al-Muhafda on bail pending trial for charges of spreading false news to harm security, according to Amnesty International (AI). Al-Muhafda, the acting deputy head of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), was arrested... ...[read more]
December 11, 2012
by Addison Morris
The prison sentence for outspoken Bahraini rights activist Nabeel Rajab, who has been detained since July, was reduced by one year in an appeals court on Tuesday. Rajab, founder of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, was originally sentenced to three years imprisonment for leading unlicensed ...[read more]
November 6, 2012
by Theresa Donovan
A lawyer for human rights activist Sayed Yousif Al-Muhafda said Sunday that his detention has been extended by the Bahrain government. Al-Muhafda, the acting vice president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), was arrested last Friday during an unauthorized protest. This arrest came ...[read more]
October 15, 2012
by G. Redd
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Sunday urged Bahrain's court of appeals to overturn the conviction of human right advocate Nabeel Rajab. Rajab, president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BHCR), was arrested in June and sentenced to three years in prison on charges of participating in illegal ...[read more]
August 23, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
A Bahraini appeals court on Thursday overturned a conviction of prominent human rights activist Nabeel Rajab. Bahrain's government attributed the ruling to "uncertainty regarding the evidence submitted to support the lawsuit." Rajab, president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, was arrested ...[read more]
August 16, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
A Bahraini court on Thursday sentenced prominent human rights activist Nabeel Rajab to three years in jail for instigating and participating in several anti-government protests. Rajab, president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, was convicted on three separate counts of taking part in " ...[read more]
August 5, 2012
by Jerry Votava
The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) reported Friday that Zainab Al-Khawaja, the daughter of jailed pro-democracy activist Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, was detained Thursday by Bahraini police after protesting alone in Al Qadam. The BCHR alleged that Al-Khawaja was subject to verbal assault, ...[read more]

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