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Nabeel Rajab's First Press Conference since his release - Geneva

On Saturday 24 May 2014, Nabeel Rajab, was released from jail, after having served his full jail term. He had been sentenced in December 2012 to two years in prison for "calling for illegal...

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GCC ministers cancel EU meeting after criticism of Bahrain's human rights record

  Foreign ministers from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have reportedly cancelled an upcoming meeting with their EU counterparts, in protest at member states having signed a statement at the UN...

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Event Summary: Concrete Steps: The Need for HRC Action on Human Rights in...

Report made by ADHRB 19 June 2014 – Geneva, Switzerland – Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), along with the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD), the Bahrain...

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'I'm Willing To Pay The Price For Freedom In Bahrain'

One of Bahrain's most famous human rights activists, Nabeel Rajab, has been freed after two years in prison. He says he is willing to pay the price for freedom in the country. Hosted by: Alyona...

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Bahrain: Escalating Repression of the Limited Public Authority

“People are equal in human dignity, and citizens are equal before the law in public rights and duties. There shall be no discrimination among them on the basis of sex, origin, language, religion or...

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HRW: Bahrain: Award-Winning Photographers Targeted

‘This Will Teach You Not to Take Photos’ (Beirut) – Authorities in Bahrain are arbitrarily detaining photographers who have covered protests and convicting them in unfair trials. Four award-winning...

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US 2014 Trafficking in Persons Report - Bahrain

Tier 2 Watch List Bahrain is a destination country for men and women subjected to forced labor and sex trafficking. Men and women from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Indonesia,...

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UN Special Rapporteur on Torture gives a speech about torture in Bahrain

Video statement on Bahrain given by the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Juan Mendez on the International day of torture victims:...

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BBC: Released activist describes Bahrain as 'moving backwards'

26 June 2014 Last updated at 16:38 BST Nabeel Rajab is president of the Bahrain centre for human rights and one of the most prominent opposition activists in the country. He served two years in jail...

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THE INTERVIEW: Nabeel Rajab

Nabeel Rajab comes from Bahrain, a country which was once upheld as a model of reform in the Arabic-speaking world. But, as he has discovered for himself, this is no longer the case. He is President...

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Bahrain: 75 days to Receive Report on Cause of Death

The family of Abdulaziz Al-Abbar has agreed to receive his body after 130 days of anguish; 55 days while Al-Abbar was in a coma and 75 days, after his death, during which his body was detained at the...

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Bahrain: Arrest of Human Rights Defender Dr. Saeed Al-Samahiji

In the early hours of 1 July 2014, Dr. Saeed Al-Samahiji was arrested from his home to serve a one-year prison sentence for “insulting the King.” The alleged insult had taken place at a funeral of a...

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Nabeel Rajab: Bahrain's people are a casualty of Washington's political...

Commentary: Three years after protests erupted, democracy in Bahrain remains elusive and it's clear the US could have done more. Nabeel Rajab - MANAMA, Bahrain — In her new book, former Secretary of...

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'Unfortunately we are ruled by a tribe'

Leading Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab served two years in prison for his involvement in prodemocracy protest marches. He talks to DW about his experience - and his unbroken resolve....

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Bahrain: More Minors Detained for Prolonged Periods Without Conviction

Time spent in prison by children exceeds time spent by convicted torturers.   Bahrain Center for Human Rights expresses grave concern about the Bahraini authorities’ ongoing targeting of minors less...

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NGOs Condemn Bahrain’s Decision to Deem Assistant Secretary Tom Malinowski...

Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) condemn the Government of Bahrain’s...

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Front Line Defenders: One year prison sentence upheld against human rights...

Posted on 08 April 2014 On 3 April 2014 a Bahraini Court of Appeal ruled to uphold a sentence of one year's imprisonment issued by the Third Criminal Court in Bahrain against human rights defender and...

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RWB: Satirical Blogger Held for the Past Three Weeks

Posted 8 July 2014 Reporters Without Borders condemns the detention of the person the authorities say is the well-known satirical blogger Takrooz (@Takrooz). He has been held on charges of “inciting...

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HRF: U.S Government Should Overhaul Strategy in Bahrain as Foreign Ministry...

Posted 7 July 2014 Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today said that the Bahrain Foreign Ministry statement declaring U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Tom...

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US: Statement on the Decision by the Government of Bahrain To Find Assistant...

7 July 2014 The United States is deeply concerned by the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain’s decision to demand the immediate departure of Tom Malinowski, Assistant Secretary of State for...

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