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ANOTHER BAD WEEK FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IN BAHRAIN

First, “a Bahraini court ordered the suspension of all activities by Al-Wefaq, the island-nation’s largest opposition party. The Justice and Islamic Affairs Ministry, which asked the court to issue...

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Bahrain Renews the Detention of Leading Human Rights Defender Nabeel Rajab

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) strongly condemns the public prosecution’s renewal of BCHR’s president Nabeel Rajab’s sentence. Today, Rajab was remanded for an additional eight days in...

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Amnesty Intl., EU parliament urge Bahrain to release rights activist Nabeel...

Amnesty International and the European Parliament have independently called on Bahrain to free prominent human rights defender and activist Nabeel Rajab, insisting charges against him be dropped and...

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Human Rights First - Four Things President Obama Should Do Immediately About...

Six weeks ago the Bahrain launched a new, surprising, wave of repression, and the kingdom’s few remaining voices of dissent have now largely been silenced. Since May 30 the main opposition group Al...

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Human Rights First - Bahraini Officials Urged to Drop Charges Against Nabeel...

Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today urged the government of Bahrain to drop all charges against and immediately release prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab. The organization also urged...

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Bahrain Extends Arbitrary Detention of BCHR’s President Nabeel Rajab, Court...

12 July 2016 - The High Criminal Court today postponed the trial of prominent Human Rights Defender Nabeel Rajab, President of Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), to 2 August 2016. The judge...

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Crackdown In Bahrain

“Baba, sumoud!” (“Daddy, stay steadfast!”) Ten-year old Malak Rajab called out these words as Bahraini police led her father, prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, from his home to waiting...

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FIDH - High Criminal Court decided to postpone the trial of Mr. Nabeel Rajab

According to the information received, on July 12, 2016, the request for release filed by Mr. Nabeel Rajab’s lawyers was dismissed by the judge. Mr. Rajab remains in detention pending the next...

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Duraz: A Community Under Siege

12 July 2016 – On 20 June, Bahrain’s Ministry of Interior revoked the nationality of Sheikh Isa Qassim, the spiritual leader of Bahrain’s Shia community, rendering him stateless. In response, hundreds...

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Bahrain wields travel curbs in crackdown on opponents-activists

After a border official stopped him leaving Bahrain last week, citing a security order, Mohammed al-Tajer said he checked with the departments in charge of passports and investigations and was told no...

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RSF condemns court’s decision to keep Nabeel Rajab in detention

After a court extended Bahrain Centre for Human Rights president Nabeel Rajab’s detention in connection with some tweets for another three weeks yesterday, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterates...

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Return of Electronic Witch Hunt in Bahrain Leads to Arrest of Ali Abdulraheem

14 July 2016 - The Government of Bahrain is targeting public sector employees found in photos and videos of sit-ins with arrest and further punishment. We, the undersigned NGOs, condemn the return of...

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Further Repression of Freedom of Association: Bahrain Dissolves Al-Wefaq, the...

Today, 17 July 2016, the Bahrain High Civil Court ordered the dissolution of the largest opposition political society in the country, Al-Wefaq Political Society, and the liquidation of its assets. We,...

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Bahrain: Authorities Violate Right to Freedom of Movement of HRDs and Civil...

Update: More HRDs and Civil Society Members Banned from Travel   The list of travel bans imposed on human rights defenders and civil society members has doubled. BCHR has now documented 25 cases of...

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Recent Developments in Bahrain

The United States is deeply concerned by the decision of a Bahraini court to dissolve the opposition Al Wefaq political society and liquidate its assets. This ruling is the latest in a series of...

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BAHRAIN COURT ORDERS MAIN SHIITE OPPOSITION GROUP DISSOLVED

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- A court in Bahrain ordered the country's main Shiite opposition group to be dissolved on Sunday, deepening a crackdown on dissent in the strategically important...

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What Today’s Abolition of Bahraini Opposition Group Means for the Kingdom and...

Today a Bahraini court dissolved the country's largest opposition group. The move is a sledgehammer in the face of Bahrain's already frail politics, smashing any residual hope that the solution to the...

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NGOs call for human rights abuses to be addressed in the forthcoming EU-GCC...

With the 25th European Union-Gulf Cooperation Council (EU-GCC) Ministerial meeting set to take place in Brussels on 18 July 2016, we, the undersigned organisations, call on Ms Federica Mogherini, High...

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Bahrain prosecutes journalist in renewed crackdown on the media

The Bahraini authorities have stepped up their pressure on Nazeeha Saeed, the France24 correspondent who was detained and tortured 2011. She has been prosecuted for “illegal reporting” on behalf of...

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Bahrain: UN chief condemns dissolution of Al-Wefaq political party

18 July 2016 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today deplores the dissolution of the main opposition political party in Bahrain, Al-Wefaq, and called for the resumption of an all-inclusive national...

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