Bahrain was once viewed as a promising model for political reform and democratic transition, but it has become one of the Middle East’s most repressive states. Since violently crushing a popular prodemocracy protest movement in 2011, the Sunni-led monarchy has systematically eliminated a broad range of political rights and civil liberties, dismantled the political opposition, and cracked down harshly on persistent dissent in the Shiite population.
Freedom on the Net — Bahrain Country Report
Bahrain is rated Not Free in Freedom on the Net, Freedom House's comprehensive study of internet freedom around the globe.
United States: Freedom House Applauds White House Meeting with Religious Persecution Survivors
July 17, 2019
With New Members, the UN Human Rights Council Goes from Bad to Worse
November 19, 2018
Joint Statement to King Hamad on Government of Bahrain’s Continued Targeting of Journalists
April 20, 2017
Bahrain: Halt Violence against Protesters
January 25, 2017
Bahrain: Spy Agency Regains Arrest Powers
January 5, 2017
Call for Unconditional Release of Human Rights Defender Nabeel Rajab
December 28, 2016