Abdulhadi Al-khawaja

Bahrain: Open Letter from Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja to the High Commissioner for Human Rightsposted on: 2015/05/11

"The type of torture I have heard in the last few months is the worst since 2011."

Bahraini human rights defender Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja published a open letter to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights via the Gulf Center for Human Rights on Sunday, 10 May 2015.

Bahrain: Letter to the 47 countries that signed a joint statement about Bahrain at the United Nations Human Rights Councilposted on: 2014/09/09

The undersigned international and regional human rights organisations write to urge your delegation to repeat your June call for the release of Bahraini human rights defenders and political activists who have been imprisoned solely for exercising their human rights.

Update: Bahrain: Detention Extended for Maryam Al-Khawajaposted on: 2014/08/31

On Saturday, 6 September, in a hearing in a Bahraini court, a judge postponed the trial of Maryam Al-Khawaja and extended her detention by 10 days. She is being held on charges of allegedly assaulting a policewoman, which she denied in court. Maryam appeared in court with her arm in a sling.

Update: Bahrain - Human rights defender Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja starts a hunger strikeposted on: 2014/08/25

On 24 August 2014, human rights defender Mr Abdulhadi Al- Khawaja declared that he was starting an open hunger strike to protest the continuation of his arbitrary arrest and detention.

Third Anniversary of Arrest: Calls for the Release of Abdulhadi Al-Khawajaposted on: 2014/04/09

International human rights organisations and local Bahraini civil society groups call for the immediate and unconditional release of human rights defender (HRD) Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja on the third anniversary of his arrest.

The European Parliament renews its call for the release of Nabeel Rajabposted on: 2014/02/10

On February 6, 2014, the European Parliament renewed its call for the immediate and unconditional release of prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, President of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR) and Deputy Secretary General of FIDH.

Bahrain: Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR) Receives 2013 Rafto Prizeposted on: 2013/09/26

Front Line Defenders welcomes the news that the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR) will receive the 2013 Rafto Foundation Prize. The announcement was made in a press conference held by the Rafto Foundation on 26 September 2013.

Bahrain: Government Abandons even the Rhetoric of Reformposted on: 2013/08/13

As the Government of Bahrain prepares to implement a new series of draconian security measures, human rights defenders and political activists are preparing to use the 14th August anniversary of Bahrain's independence from England to challenge the ongoing security clampdown.

EU-GCC ministerial meeting in Bahrain: A time for speaking out!

This Sunday, June 30, the EU High Representative Catherine Ashton and high-level representatives of Member States will meet their counterparts from the Gulf Cooperation Council (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE), in Manama, capital of Bahrain.

Bahrain: EU Should Call for the release of Human Rights Defenders and Peaceful Protest Leaders at Upcoming Meeting, says new Joint Statement.posted on: 2013/06/26

The EU should use its ministerial meeting with the Gulf Cooperation Council, due to take place on 30 June 2013, to call for the release of those “currently detained and imprisoned for peacefully exercising their rights” according to a new joint statement issued by six human rights organisations including Front Line Defenders.