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Bahrain: ‘Call for Nabeel Rajab’s release’, rights groups urge 50 governments

Rights groups yesterday wrote to the governments of 50 states urging them to publicly call for the release of Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, who faces up to 15 years’ imprisonment for...

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35 UNHRC Members Condemn Bahrain Anti-Opposition Measures, Call for Inclusive...

35 UN Human Rights Council member states condemned the recent measures taken by the Bahraini authorities against the political opposition, calling for inclusive reforms to stabilize the country. The...

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US Representative at HRC Expresses Concerns over Freedom of Expression in...

The US Representative to the Human Rights Council, Keith Harper, expressed his country's concerns over the Bahraini government's recent measures, which included an imposed travel ban on human rights...

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BCHR at HRC33: arbitrary detention

On 16 September, Sayed Alwadaei, the Director of Advocacy at the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy delivered the intervention under Item 3 on special procedures at the 33rd Session of the...

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Imprisoned Opposition Leader Interrogated over UNHRC Intervention Delivered...

On 15 September 2016, the Bahraini authorities summoned opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman, General Secretary of the largest opposition Society Al-Wefaq (now dissolved), from Jau prison for...

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Bahraini Interior Ministry: NYPD Ready to Exchange Expertise with Bahrain

The Bahraini Interior Ministry announced that the New York Police Department (NYPD) in the United States said it is willing to contribute to exchanging expertise with Bahrain, in the field of police...

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UK Concerned about Recent Bahrain Developments, Confirms Regular Follow-up on...

The UK expressed concern over the recent developments in Bahrain, citing fears of an aftermath to dissolving the major opposition party in the country, Al-Wefaq Society, and the revocation of the...

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Torture victim loses fight to bring Bahrain attorney general before court

A torture victim has vowed to continue to fight for justice after failing to get the Attorney General of Bahrain to face his claims in an Irish court. Jaafar Al-Hasabi, who lives in London, claimed he...

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‘Democratic’ doublespeak in Bahrain: how the government spins its summer of...

Since the beginning of June, the Government of Bahrain has forcibly exiled activist Zainab al-Khawaja; denaturalized the country’s most prominent Shia cleric, Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim; dissolved...

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Human Rights First - Meet Bahrain’s Awful Judges

In a Bahrain court yesterday Judge Ebrahim Al Zayed presided over a brief, few-minute hearing in the case of political dissident Khalil AlHalwachi, arrested two years ago on fabricated charges of...

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Prince Charles to visit Bahrain amid claims of rights abuse

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla will visit Bahrain later this year despite growing concerns about a crackdown on human rights in the small Gulf kingdom. Clarence House said on Tuesday that Charles...

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Prince Charles to visit Bahrain: Here are some things he should consider

Prince Charles is to make an official visit to Bahrain in November despite the escalating human rights crackdown in the country. This endorsement comes after Queen Elizabeth sat next to the king of...

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Canadian firm helping Bahrain censor the web

Researchers have identified a Canadian company at the center of a small Arab nation's online censorship system — a finding that sits awkwardly with Ottawa officials' public support for digital...

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Cleric gets prison for illegal protest

A religious figure has been sentenced to two years in prison for attending an illegal protest. The High Criminal Court pronounced the sentence for Mullah Habib Abbas, who was accused of participating...

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Denmark reiterates call for release of Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja at UNHRC33

On 19 September, during the general debate of the 33rd session of the UN Human Rights Council, Denmark reiterated its call for the release of all arbitrarily detained persons in Bahrain, including...

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Bahrain’s High Court of Appeals Upholds Dissolution of Al-Wefaq

22 September 2016 – Bahrain’s second High Civil Court of Appeals today upheld an earlier court decision to dissolve Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, the largest political opposition group in...

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Bahrain: today's dissolution of main opposition party is 'flagrant attack on...

In response to a Bahraini court’s decision today to uphold the dissolution of the country’s main opposition political group, Al-Wefaq, Amnesty International’s Research and Advocacy Director Philip...

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Demonstrations Across Bahrain Commemorate Nasser Al-Ras’s Demise

Hundreds of Bahrainis took to the streets on Thursday (September 22, 2016) in commemoration of death of human rights activist Nasser Al-Ras (one of the torture victims in Bahrain) who died in one of...

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Students in Diraz Pass by Armored Vehicles to Reach their Schools

Barriers and barbed wires are spread everywhere in Diraz. Dozens of soldiers and checkpoints stop all pedestrians. No one is allowed to pass without permission from the security forces. Queues of cars...

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'Final nail in the coffin of reform': Bahrain dissolves opposition group

A Bahraini appeals court on Thursday upheld an order dissolving the country's main opposition group despite international criticism of the Gulf kingdom's intensified crackdown on dissent. A lower...

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