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Bahrain: No Improvement in Rights Record

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Bahraini prominent human rights activist Nabeel Rajab wears a face mask after he was released, at his house in Budaiya in Manama, Bahrain June 9, 2020. © REUTERS/Hamad l Mohammed (Beirut) – Bahraini authorities in 2020 escalated repression against online and social media activity and prosecuted critics for peaceful expression, and courts upheld death sentences against opposition activists after unfair trials, Human Rights Watch said today in releasing its World Report 2021. The Court of Cassation, Bahrain’s court of last resort, upheld the death penalty against at…

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