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Amnesty: UK 'utterly disingenuous' about human rights in Bahrain

British ministers have acted like overexcited cheerleaders for Bahrain’s woefully inadequate human rights reforms, Amnesty International has said, ahead of an expected visit next month by Theresa May...

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Amnesty slams UK for whitewashing Bahrain human rights abuses

In a 55-page report which was published yesterday, the human right’s organisation has accused the British government of attempting to distemper human rights abuses in Bahrain by “cheerleading” the...

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UK gov't urged to call for release of Bahraini activist

The UK government should call for the release of a prominent Bahraini political activist who was charged with “inciting hatred of the political system” after he criticiced the recent visit to the Gulf...

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Video: UK MP Margaret Farrier: We Are Forming a Parliamentary Group on Human...

Bahrain Mirror: UK Member of Parliament Margaret Farrier said that she, in addition to other MPs, are working on establishing a human rights parliamentary group concerned with human rights affairs in...

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Bahrain foreign ministry rejects findings of Amnesty report on torture

Bahrain's foreign ministry rejected on Wednesday the findings of an Amnesty International report published this week, which said torture and other forms of ill-treatment persist in the Gulf kingdom....

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Prominent Activist Nabeel Rajab Transferred to Hospital Due to Heart Problems

Adam Nabeel Rajab, the son of Bahraini prominent activist Nabeel Rajab, said that his father has been transferred to the hospital due to heart problems, after spending 3 years in solitary confinement...

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Ayatollah Qassim’s Trial Adjourned Until Dec. 4 to Hear Defense Witnesses

The Fourth High Criminal Court adjourned the trial of the Shiite majority spiritual leader, Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim until December 4, to hear the defense witnesses and plea. Read the full article...

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Bahrain drops charges against politician held after Prince Charles visit

I reported nine days ago that the Bahraini authorities had arrested politician Ebrahim Sharif following a visit to Bahrain by Prince Charles. He was charged with “inciting hatred” against the Gulf...

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Bahrain Continues Targeting Women Human Rights Defenders - A Briefing Of The...

Marking the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) expresses grave concerns over the continued targeting of women human rights...

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To silence dissidents, Gulf states are revoking their citizenship

SINCE the small Gulf states became independent from Britain in the latter half of the 20th century, their ruling families have sought fresh methods to keep their subjects in check. They might close a...

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Sayed Alawi Forcibly Disappeared for Over a Month with Complicity of...

As of 27 November 2016, Sayed Alawi Hussain Alawi has been forcibly disappeared for over a month following his arrest at the hands of Bahraini security forces with absolutely no contact with his...

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Bahrain Must Cease Judicial Harassment of Faisal Hayyat and Other Bahraini...

45 human rights organizations have signed a letter asking King Hamad to immediately and unconditionally release imprisoned journalist Faisal Hayyat, and to cease the judicial harassment of all...

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35 Days Following his Kidnapping: Ombudsman Says it Met Sayed Alawi, Claims...

The Ombudsman said that it looked into the complaint submitted by the wife of kidnapped Sayed Alawi, claiming that "it followed the professional procedural steps in this complaint with respect to...

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Good News! - Charges Dropped, Ebrahim Sharif Remains Free

Former prisoner of conscience Ebrahim Sharif had his one year prison sentence upheld by the Appeal Court in the capital, Manama, on 7 November. Ebrahim Sharif was arrested on 12 July 2015 after he...

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Bahrain: Human Rights Lawyer Charged

(Beirut) – Bahraini authorities have charged a prominent human rights lawyer with offenses that violate his right to free expression. Mohamed al-Tajer, who has defended opposition figures and rights...

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Sports journalist jailed for three months in Bahrain over a tweet

A Bahraini criminal court has sentenced a sports journalist to three months in prison for a tweet that allegedly defamed the Sunni sect of Islam. Faisal Hayyat was arrested on 9 October, but it was...

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NGOs Urges UK PM to Consider Pressing Human Rights Concerns in GCC Summit

SALAM for Democracy and Human Rights, Bahrain Center for Human Rights, Bahrain Forum for Human Rights, Gulf Institute for Human Rights, The European-Bahraini Organization for Human Rights, and the...

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Attacks on Civil Society - BCHR Event in Berlin on 8 December

On 8 December the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), would like to invite you to an event organized together with FIDH and Human Rights Watch (HRW), named “Attacks on Civil Society”. During the...

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May acknowledges human rights issues in seeking Gulf trade deal

Theresa May has said the UK must not “turn our back” on the human rights abuses of foreign countries as she prepares to court Gulf states over a post-Brexit trade deal on a trip to Bahrain. The prime...

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Bahrain upholds death penalties over bomb attack on police

A Bahraini court on Sunday upheld three death sentences and seven life terms against a "terrorist" group convicted of killing police including an Emirati officer in a bomb attack, a judicial source...

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