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NGOs Send Letter to UN Human Rights Council on Bahrain

To Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the UN Human Rights Council...

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Bahrain hit by protests on uprising anniversary

An explosion wounded two civilian passers-by in Bahrain, the interior ministry said on Wednesday, as demonstrators marked the sixth anniversary of an anti-government uprising that was bloodily...

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Bahrain: Violent Attacks on the Protests on the Sixth Anniversary of...

*******Warning -graphic material Bahraini security forces have continued to respond to ongoing and increasing protests with excessive force, leading to serious injuries. Such attacks and injuries have...

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European Parliament Condemns Executions in Bahrain

16 February 2017 - The European Parliament has voted through a Resolution on Executions in Kuwait and Bahrain condemning the recent executions in these countries. We, the undersigned, welcome the...

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European Parliament - Human rights: Nicaragua, executions in Kuwait and...

Executions in Kuwait and Bahrain The European Parliament strongly condemns the executions of seven people by the Kuwaiti authorities on 25 January 2017 and the executions of three people in Bahrain on...

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Human Rights Watch: Activist's Speech-Charges Trial to Resume

The trial of the prominent Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab is scheduled to resume on February 21, 2017, Human Rights Watch said today. He faces a total of 18 years in prison based on two...

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The Trump team's deal with Bahrain could ignore its human rights abuses

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson professed in his Senate confirmation testimony that “our values are our interests when it comes to human rights.” Yet one of his State Department’s first acts may be...

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Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab’s trial to resume after nine postponements

Geneva-Paris - Nabeel Rajab is being prosecuted for exercising his right to freedom of expression and denouncing human rights violations perpetrated by the Bahraini authorities. His arbitrary...

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Bahrain: 16-year-old Abbas Oun Arbitrarily Arrested and Subjected to Enforced...

A 16-year-old boy, Abbas Oun, has been subjected to enforced disappearance since his arrest six days ago. The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) calls on the government of Bahrain to end the...

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Bahrain Lawmakers Approve Military Trials for Civilians

Lawmakers in Bahrain have backed changing the constitution in a way that would allow civilians to be tried by military courts amid a wide-ranging crackdown on dissent. The 40-seat Council of...

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Bahrain Lawmakers Approve Military Trials for Civilians

Bahraini lawmakers voted Tuesday to change the constitution to allow civilians to be tried in military courts, further empowering its security forces amid a crackdown on dissent at level unseen since...

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Bahrain courts postpone trial of HRD Nabeel Rajab, deny bail

21 February 2017 - This morning, the Government of Bahrain again postponed the two trials of human rights defender Nabeel Rajab. Bahrain courts have brought two cases against Rajab for exercising his...

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Constitutional Amendment Frees Military Courts to Try Civilians

The lower house of Bahrain’s parliament has approved a constitutional amendment removing restrictions the ability of military courts to try civilians. The amendment, which is reported to have been...

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Balancing Bahrain’s human rights and security concerns

Six years have passed since Bahrain witnessed an “uprising” that engulfed the small Gulf nation, inspired by calls for regime change across the Arab world. The Sunni monarchy quashed the protesting...

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Bahrain lawmakers approve military trial for civilians

Bahraini lawmakers voted to change the constitution to allow civilians to be tried in military courts on Tuesday, further empowering its security forces amid a crackdown on dissent at unseen levels...

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Bahrain parliament backs military trials for civilians

Civilians in Bahrain may soon be tried in military courts, in a move condemned by rights groups as bringing in "undeclared martial law". The lower house of parliament on Tuesday voted to amend the...

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20 arrested as Bahrain approves military trial of civilians

Bahraini police have arrested 20 people in a crackdown on Shiite villages, as legislators approved a constitutional amendment that could see civilians tried in military courts in the Sunni-ruled...

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Bahrain: Proposed Military Trials of Civilians

Bahrain’s Council of Representatives on February 21, 2017, approved an amendment to Bahrain’s Constitution that would enable military courts to try civilians, in violation of international fair trial...

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Bahrain: Activist Back in Detention: Nader Abdulemam

Bahraini activist Nader Abdulemam was arrested on 18 February and taken to Jaw prison to serve the remaining four and a half months of a prison sentence handed down to him for participating in and...

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Bahrain’s Final Kiss Goodbye to Pretense of the Rule of Law

We’ve seen this before, and it doesn’t end well. Bahrain is about to amend its constitution to allow civilians to be tried in military courts. Hundreds of civilians were tried by the military during...

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