Bahrain

Bahrain: The life of WHRD Ebtisam al-Saegh at risk after going on hunger strike to protest her detention

13 July, 2017

Cairo: July 13, 2017 The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) renewed today its demand to release detained Bahraini human rights activist Ebtisam al-Saegh . ANHRI holds the Bahraini authorities responsible for al-Saegh’s safety, as she entered an open hunger strike ...

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ANHRI condemns the detention of Bahraini rights defender Ebtisam Al-Saegh for the fourth time

4 July, 2017

Cairo: 4 July, 2017 Today, the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) said that Bahrain’s government exploits the ongoing conflict between some Gulf governments to launch a mass campaign of repression and violations against human rights and democracy defenders. ...

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Bahrain: Suspension of Al-Wasat newspaper is a flagrant violation of freedom of opinion and information

5 June, 2017

Cairo: 5 June, 2017 The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) deprecated the decision issued, yesterday, by Bahrain’s Minister of Information Affairs to suspend “Al-Wasat” independent newspaper. ANHRI said “The Minister of Information Affairs’ decision to suspend “Al-Wasat” newspaper ...

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ANHRI: Bahrain uses the judiciary to crack down on rights defenders

1 June, 2017

The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) vehemently decried the ruling issued yesterday (Wednesday) by Bahrain’s Supreme Administrative Court to dissolve the National Democracy Action Society (Wa'ad) and liquidate its funds. ANHRI said, “The ruling constitutes a blatant violation ...

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On World Press Freedom Day 2017, Freedom of Opinion and Expression in Arab Countries report released

4 May, 2017

(Beirut, Cairo) - On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) and Maharat Foundation released, on 03 May 2017, their report on “Freedom of Opinion and ...

BAHRAIN: Human rights defender Nabeel Rajab re-arrested on other charges despite court order to temporarily release him

2 January, 2017

30 December 2016 – Despite a court’s decision to temporarily release Bahrain’s most prominent human rights  defender Nabeel Rajab in a Twitter case, he was immediately taken into custody on another investigation in relation to televised interviews dating back to 2015 and January 2016. The pending ...

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Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab remains in prison despite court-ordered release

29 December, 2016

 Cairo: 29 December, 2016 The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) said today: “The ongoing detention of human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, one of the founders of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, after the court ordered his release yesterday constitutes ...

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Bahrain: Human rights defender Ghada Jamsheer remains in jail despite poor health

16 November, 2016

Women’s rights defender, writer and blogger Ghada Jamsheer remains in jail in Bahrain serving a combined ten-month sentence for exercising her right to free expression on Twitter. On 7 November 2016, Jamsheer appeared before Judge Mohamed Al-Khalifa of the High ...

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“Their Freedom is Their Right” Campaign Declares Rights Activist “Nabeel Rajab” the Month Prisoner of September 2016

1 September, 2016

Cairo- Beirut: 1 September, 2016 The campaign #Their Freedom Is Their Right to defend Arab prisoners of opinion, which is launched on 4 May 2015 by “Maharat” Foundation and the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), and joined by the ...

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Bahrain: ANHRI: Authorities Have to Immediately Release Defender Ghada Jamsheer

21 August, 2016

 Cairo: 21 January, 2016 The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) deprecated the detention of human rights defender and women’s rights activist “Ghada Jamsheer” at Bahrain Airport upon her return from England on 15 August, 2016. On the 15th ...

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