The 2013 Annual Report on
Bahrain is now live »
An independent commission set up to investigate alleged human rights abuses during recent protests in the country must lead to justice for victims.
14 opposition figures who led and participated in the demonstrations in February and March in Bahrain have been given very harsh prison terms on broadly-drawn terrorism ...
Urgent Action MDE 11/036/2011
A Bahraini military court has handed down life sentences to prominent Shia opposition activists who were involved in protests.
A former Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) officer continues to be detained in Bahrain despite completing his prison sentence and without him or his lawyer being informed ...
Urgent Action MDE 11/034/2011
Two men sentenced to death in Bahrain, 'Ali 'Abdullah Hassan al-Sankis and 'Abdulaziz 'Abdulridha Ibrahim Hussain, will now wait over three months before hearing ...
Urgent Action MDE 11/035/2011
Forty-eight health professionals, all possible prisoners of conscience, appeared before a military court on 13 June accused of felonies and misdemeanours. All of ...
Medical Action MDE 11/033/2011
Dozens of people linked to pro-reform protests in Bahrain earlier this year are facing unfair trials at a special military court set up during a state of emergency ...
On 12 June a Bahraini poet and student was sentenced to one year in prison for reading a poem criticizing the king of Bahrain.
Urgent Action MDE 11/031/2011
A prominent defence lawyer arrested in Bahrain on 15 April appeared in court on 12 June without any prior notice being given to his family or lawyers. His case ...
Urgent Action MDE 11/032/2011
A military court in Bahrain has sentenced a woman activist to a year in prison after she read out a poem criticizing the government.