Fundamental rights are criminalized. Daily nonviolent protests still continue. Participants brave severe repression. Some end up dead.
The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) works for "a prosperous democratic country free of discrimination and other violations of human rights."
It "encourage(s) and support(s) individuals and groups to be proactive in the protection of their own and others' rights; and to struggle to promote democracy and human rights in accordance with international norms."
Its four objectives include:
(1) Promoting civil, political, and economic freedom.
(2) Ending racial discrimination.
(3) Disseminating human rights culture.
(4) Supporting and protecting victims' rights.
Bahraini human rights activists risk life and limb. Pro-democracy supporters are terrorized. Some have their citizenship revoked. Others face arrests, beatings, imprisonment, torture, and at times death.