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HRC 34: Swiss Intervention, General debate (item 4)

On 14 March at the 34th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland issued a statement on human rights issues in Bahrain, Vietnam, Colombia, Egypt and South Sudan. In the section about...

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Bahrain parliament invites U.N. rights chief for unrestricted visit

Bahrain's parliament has invited the U.N. human rights chief to visit and promised him unrestricted access to prisons and Shi'ite villages, local media said on Wednesday, following his criticism of...

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Event: Human rights in the aftermath of Arab Spring - the Kingdom of Bahrain

On Thursday 16 March, Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) held the event "Human Rights in the Aftermath of the Arab Spring - the Kingdom of Bahrain" in collaboration with the Central Library in...

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Mohammad Sahwan Dies in Jau Prison, Police Attack His Funeral

17 March 2017 - Mohammad Sahwan, a victim of excessive use of force by police in 2012, died of sudden cardiac arrest yesterday in Bahrain’s Jau Prison. Mohammad Sahwan is the first political detainee...

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Bahrain mourners clash with police after Shia inmate's funeral

Shia protesters and police clashed in Bahrain on Friday following the funeral of a prisoner who died while serving a 15-year sentence for taking part in anti-regime demonstrations, witnesses said. The...

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UAE summons Swiss ambassador over U.N. Bahrain statement

The United Arab Emirates summoned the Swiss ambassador on Sunday to denounce a statement Switzerland made to the United Nations Human Rights Council the week prior criticizing fellow Gulf state...

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BAHRAIN: Political Opposition Leader Ebrahim Sharif Charged With "Inciting...

20 March 2017 - Political opposition leader Ebrahim Sharif was today charged with "inciting hatred against the regime" under article 165 of Bahrain's penal code for messages he wrote on social media....

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Bahrain - Prominent opposition figure charged for tweets ‘inciting hatred’...

The Bahraini authorities have once again displayed their ruthless determination to silence activists and crush all signs of dissent by charging prominent political figure Ebrahim Sharif with “inciting...

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Urgent: Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja in need of urgent access to medical care to...

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights is highly concerned about the deterioration in Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja’s health. Al-Khawaja requires urgent access to a specialised medical professional for an eye...

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Human Rights Activist: Bahrain, Backed by U.S., is Targeting My Family

In early March, a group of masked men accompanied by police officers arrested my brother-in-law in Bahrain. Three days later, my mother-in-law was arrested as well. My brother-in-law, Nazar, said the...

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Bahrain Regime Targets Families of Dissidents in Fresh Reprisals

Maybe Washington’s allies in the Bahraini regime learned the art of reprisals from their old colonial masters. The  British used collective punishment to attack dissidents in Ireland, Kenya and...

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Bahrain: Opposition figure faces charges for free speech

Bahrain’s decision to file charges against Ebrahim Sharif underscores the country’s tactical use of judicial harassment to suppress freedom of speech.  Ebrahim Sharif, the former secretary-general of...

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Bahraini authorities sentence scholar and activist Khalil al-Halwachi to 10...

23 March 2017 – The Fifth High Criminal Court in Bahrain today sentenced scholar and activist Khalil al-Halwachi to 10 years in prison. The government arrested and charged al-Halwachi with possessing...

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How a spate of killings in Bahrain has raised suspicions of state brutality

In modern Bahrain, the truth behind violent deaths is hard to establish. And the fact that they are largely ignored by the international media means you may well be reading about the following events...

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Bahrain Sentences Three to Death for 'Terrorism', Bomb Attacks

A Bahraini court sentenced three Shi'ite Muslim men to death on Thursday after they were convicted on charges of terrorism and involvement in 2014 bomb attacks that injured a number of police...

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No pay, 500 Indians suffer in Bahrain

A large number of Indian workers in Bahrain have sought the support of the Ministry of External Affairs, continuing the trend of difficulties faced by labourers from India in Gulf countries.  The...

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Familien frygter for dansk torturoffers helbred: Beder regeringen øge presset...

Datteren til den fængslede danske statsborger Abdulhadi al-Khawaja opfordrer regeringen til at lægge hårdere pres på Bahrain. Siden april 2011 har den dansk-bahrainske statsborger og...

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18-year-old Mustafa Hamdan dies after security forces shooting

Mustafa Hamdan, 18, died this morning at the Salmaniya Medical Complex, two months after security forces shot him in head and rendered him comatose. We, the undersigned, consider Hamdan’s death an...

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Arab Autocrats: Exiled, Killed or Fighting for Survival

Protests in Bahrain, a staunch American ally and home to the U.S. Fifth Fleet, erupted days after Egyptians overthrew Mubarak, with the tiny island nation's Shiite majority calling for greater...

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Young Bahraini dies after being shot outside Shi'ite leader's house: activists

A young Bahraini man died in hospital on Friday, nearly two months after he was shot in the head by gunmen in civilian clothes outside the home of the country's top Shi'ite Muslim cleric, activists...

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