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Bahraini journalist Faisal Hayyat detained over tweet about religion

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns Bahraini journalist and blogger Faisal Hayyat’s detention on the alleged grounds that he insulted religion in a tweet. Arrested after interrogation by the...

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Charles accused of not caring enough about the 'crushing of dissent' in Bahrain

The Prince of Wales has been accused by a human rights organisation of not caring enough about the "crushing of dissent" in Bahrain as details of his trip to the Gulf state were announced. Human...

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Three News Reporters Banned From Working in Bahrain

As of the end of September 2016, at least three Bahrain-based reporters of major foreign news agencies were denied a renewal of their licenses to work in Bahrain, effectively banning them from...

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Court of Cassation Overturns Sheikh Ali Salman's Verdict, Returns Case to...

Bahrain's Court of Cassation overturned a nine-year jail term against Al-Wefaq Secretary-General Sheikh Ali Salman. Read the full article here.    Document Type:  International media Feature:...

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“Al-Khashram”, Lawyer Assigned to Sheikh Qassim’s Case, Is the Bahraini...

What is the truth behind the events that took place on Monday (September 26, 2016) during the trial of the Bahraini Shia spiritual leader Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim and two other defendants- the case...

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Visionary, Defiant and Resilient: Bahrain’s Dissenting Women

The Gulf State of Bahrain is known for its extravagance. Gloating over multi-million dollar investments in tourism, sports and banking, the kingdom does not shy away from showing off with the Grand...

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Bahrain Court Overturns Jail Term of Opposition Chief

Bahraini Court of Cassation overturned a nine-year jail term against opposition chief cleric Ali Salman, convicted of inciting hatred and calling for forceful regime change. The court also overturned...

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Bahrain and human rights

Sir, – In her defence of Northern Ireland training Bahrain’s interior ministry Bahrain deserves a chance to prove itself on human rights, Opinion & Analysis, October 17th), the former prisons...

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Frontline Defenders - Want Reform in Bahrain? Listen to Human Rights Defenders

The Irish Times this week ran an opinion piece defending the Northern Ireland Policing Board's training and financial support for Bahraini security forces. When rights group Reprieve uncovered that a...

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British Guns for Hire 'Teach Bahrains to Whitewash Deaths

BRITISH police have advised their Bahraini counterparts on how to “whitewash” deaths in custody, international human rights group Reprieve alleged yesterday.   The guidance was part of a widely...

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NI-CO criticised over Police Ombudsman meetings with Bahraini investigators

A human rights group has voiced concern after a company owned by Invest NI facilitated meetings between the Police Ombudsman and investigators from Bahrain. Reprieve hit out after it emerged that...

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Security Forces Raid al-Wefaq Headquarters, Confiscate its Properties

Bahrain Mirror: Bahrain's security forces raided today (Thursday October 20, 2016) the headquarters of Bahrain's biggest opposition society, The National Islamic Society, al-Wefaq in Bilad al-Qadeem,...

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Photos: Mass Protest in Diraz Condemning Prevention of Largest Shiite Friday...

A mass protest set off from the Imam Al-Sadiq mosque in Diraz, condemning the prevention of Shia majority from performing their largest Friday prayer since over 3 months. During the protest on...

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Bahraini Scholars Denounce Confiscation of Al-Wefaq’s Belongings: Pushing...

Bahraini scholars denounced the raiding on the Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society's headquarters (the largest opposition association) by the security authorities, and the confiscation of their...

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Is Bahrain the New Breeding Ground for Political Extremism?

The Danish political magazine Ræson published the article below (English) by BCHR's Vice-President Said Yousif Al-Muhafdha on 19 October. Ræson is a completely independent non-profit magazine about...

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Is Bahrain the New Breeding Ground for Political Extremism?

How the government’s unprecedented crackdown on civil society and human rights might radicalize some of its citizens By Said Yousef Al-Muhafdah, Vice-President of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights...

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Faisal Hayyat’s Family Says He was Transferred to Prison’s Clinic 3 Times...

Family of journalist Faisal Hayyat said that he was transferred to the Dry Dock Prison's clinic 3 time since he was arrested two weeks ago, due chest pains and high temperature. The family added that...

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Bahraini Journalist Among Reporters Without Borders’ 2016 Press Freedom Prize...

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) released today (Monday 24, 2016) the names of the 22 nominees for the 2016 Reporters Without Borders-TV5 Monde Prize for Press Freedom, among them a Bahraini journalist...

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October 31 To Test Bahrain’s Reforms

Monday October 31 will be a vital test for Bahrain. Two scheduled court verdicts will give a major indication on whether the regime is taking any notice of international pressure to finally ease off...

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Bahrain: Assault on freedom of expression continues as activists face jail...

Bahraini authorities must immediately and unconditionally release human rights activist Nabeel Rajab and opposition leader Fadhel Abbas, two prisoners of conscience who are facing long prison...

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