Category Archives: Bahrain

Bahrain: A message of thanks from newly released prisoner of conscience, Nabeel Rajab

Nabeel Rajab, a prominent Bahraini human rights activist jailed for calling for anti-government protests, was released on 24 May. He told us about being imprisoned – but not silenced – and what international support means to him. I am Nabeel … Continue reading

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Read WIRE November/December and join the world’s biggest human rights event!

Every year, around Human Rights Day in December, hundreds of thousands of people worldwide send a message to someone they’ve never met. It’s a classic Amnesty technique: 52 years of human rights work show that words really do have the … Continue reading

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Meeting Human Rights Activists from Bahrain on World Day for the Victims of Torture

By Hassiba Hadj-Sahraoui, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa As Khadija al-Mousawi entered the room I was immediately struck by her dignity. This quiet and unassuming woman is undoubtedly very courageous. Her husband Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja … Continue reading

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Testimonies from Bahrain: Arrested for treating the injured

This blog was written before its author and 19 other health workers were sentenced to prison by Bahrain’s National Safety Court of First Instance on 29 September. I am a health worker at Salmaniya hospital, the main hospital in Bahrain. … Continue reading

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Testimonies from Bahrain: An activist’s detention ordeal

I am a Bahraini activist, involved in the Bahrain Revolution that started on 14 February. When the army demolished the Pearl Roundabout and began arresting people, I was terrified. I knew that I hadn’t done anything wrong – but they … Continue reading

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