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RSF: Judicial persecution of Bahraini news providers continues

Reporters Without Borders firmly condemns the five-year jail sentences that a court passed today on the photographer Hussain Hubail and the cyber-activist Jassim Al-Nuaimi. Seven other activists...

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CPJ: Ten journalists to free from prison

(..) On World Press Freedom Day, the Committee to Protect Journalists is highlighting 10 emblematic cases of journalists in prison, silenced by authorities in retaliation for their work. CPJ is...

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USCIRF 2014 Annual Report on Religious Freedom: Bahrain

  In January 2014, a USCIRF delegation traveled to Manama as a follow-up to a 2012 visit to assess conditions for freedom of religion or belief, including the government’s implementation of relevant...

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Bahrain: Report on World Press Freedom Day

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights releases today a report for World Press Freedom Day, Saturday, 03 May 2014, out of serious concern for degenerating freedom of expression and opinion afforded to...

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BYSHR | Bahrain: Rejecting a Lawsuit to Stop the Decision of Revoking the...

  The Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights expresses its deep concern for the Bahraini Courts decision– 29 April 2014 – to reject a lawsuit filed by a citizen against the Ministry of Interior to...

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BYSHR | Bahrain: Sentencing Two Activists with 5 Years in Prison and...

  The Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights expresses its deep concern for sentencing two activists today – 28 April 2014 – with 5 years in prison with the charges of ‘attempting to plant an...

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Bahrain Press Association launches its annual report: Bahrain, “Less Freedom,...

London, 3 May 2014: The Bahrain Press Association “BPA” launches 2013 annual report, “Less Freedom, Broader Impunity,” is intended to be an objective resource documenting violations of freedom of...

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Bahrain: Detainee At Risk Of Deportation Due To The Discriminatory...

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights expresses concern over the possibility of expulsion/deportation of a Bahraini-born young man who has just completed a prison sentence. On 29 April 2014, Mahmoud...

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Bahrain: Mahmood Al-Ghasra Arrested, Harassment of Family Continues

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights expresses grave concern in regards to the health and well-being of Mahmood Al-Ghasra, who was arrested by the Bahraini authorities without a warrant or just cause...

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Bahrain: Judiciary Issues Harsh Sentences in Various Cases Neglecting Claims...

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights expresses grave concern in regards to the harsh sentences passed on activists and civilians in several cases between the 20th and 29th of April 2014. In addition to...

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Bahrain: NGOs call for international accountability

Bahraini NGOs welcome steps to lift the immunity of officials accused of torture and call for further restrictions until justice is achieved. Actions taken to lift the immunity of Nasser Hamad...

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Bahrain: Yasser Abdulla Khalil at Imminent Risk for Torture

The BCHR expresses grave concern over the expected transfer of Yasser Abdulla Khalil, from the clinic at the headquarters of the Ministry of Interior to the Criminal Investigations Department and...

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Bahrain: BCHR and GCHR Welcome Back Prominent Human Rights Defender Nabeel Rajab

The Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR) and the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) welcome back prominent human rights defender, Nabeel Rajab, the President of the BCHR and General Secretary of...

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Amnesty Int'l: Bahrain: Openness on human rights, but serious concerns remain

During its latest visit to Bahrain, Amnesty International found encouraging government openness during discussions on human rights, and signs of limited progress towards greater respect for the rule...

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Amnesty Int'l | Bahrain: must ensure accountability for child killed during a...

AMNESTY INTERNATIONALPUBLIC STATEMENT 23 May 2014 Index: MDE 11/016/2014   Bahrain must ensure accountability for child killed during a protest Amnesty International today called on the Bahraini...

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Enforced disappearances: UN expert group concerned about the high number of...

GENEVA (16 May 2014) – The United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances* reviewed during its 103rd session more than one hundred newly reported cases and examined around 800...

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Bahrain: 11 Year-Old Children And Other Minors Detained

Bahrain Center for Human Rights expresses strong concern over the ongoing targeting of minors in Bahrain. On 20 May 2014, Jehad Nabeel Al-Sameea, 11 years-old, was arrested from his neighborhood...

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Bahrain: Update: Al-Ghasra and 8 Others At Serious Risk For Torture

--Update 26/05/2014-- Yesterday, 25 May 2014, Redha Al-Ghasra’s family was able to visit Redha in prison for the second time since his arrest on 23 April 2014. Redha's family reported that they...

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GCHR: Reprisals against human rights defenders must end and stronger action...

Human rights defenders undertake legitimate and peaceful human rights work under continuous threats to their safety and security and often that of their families. Attacks and reprisals against human...

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HRW Report: Criminalizing Dissent, Entrenching Impunity

Long Terms for Peaceful Protest; Impunity for Police Killings May 28, 2014 (London) – Bahrain’s criminal justice system fails to deliver basic accountability and impartial justice, Human Rights Watch...

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