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Trial of leading Bahraini activist postponed: rights group

A Bahraini court again denied bail to a leading Bahraini human rights activist on Tuesday and delayed his trial on charges of spreading false news, a pro-opposition rights group reported. The Bahrain...

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Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab trial postponed until 12 June

Today the trial of Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab has been pushed back yet again, this time until 12 June 2017. His next trial date will take place just one day shy of a year since he was...

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Bahrain court dissolves main secular opposition group

A court has ordered the dissolution of Bahrain's main secular opposition group, as the Gulf state continues a crackdown on dissent. The National Democratic Action Society (Waad) was accused of...

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Bahrain heading for ‘total suppression’ of human rights as secular opposition...

Bahrain’s dissolution of a major political opposition society is the latest troubling move in its blatant campaign to end all criticism of the government, Amnesty International said. The secular...

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Bahrain: Woman Human Rights Defender tortured as Bahrain renews campaign to...

Amnesty International has today called on the Bahraini authorities to immediately end the torture and other ill-treatment of human rights defenders and other critics of the government, and to...

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Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab’s son talks to Index about his father’s “unbreakable”...

On Tuesday, one of two trials against the Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab, who has been imprisoned for almost a year, was postponed for the eighth time. The case against him for “spreading...

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Ebtisam Al-Saegh tortured and sexually assaulted

On 26 May 2017, human rights defender Ebtisam Al-Saegh was summoned by the National Security Agency (NSA) to Muharraq police station, in the North of the country. She was sexually assaulted by the...

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Bahrain follows Trump trip with dissent crackdown

Authorities in Bahrain have clamped down on dissent in the wake of US President Donald Trump's visit to the Gulf last month -- a move that experts say is no coincidence. "The human rights situation...

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Amnesty-Bahrain Must Investigate Activist Torture Claims

Bahrain should investigate claims by a human rights activist who says she was tortured and sexually assaulted while in detention last week, Amnesty International said on Thursday. Bahraini authorities...

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What’s Happening on the Third Floor of Bahrain’s Muharraq Police Station?

Horrifying details are emerging from those detained in Bahrain over the last 10 days. President Trump met the king of Bahrain on May 21 and assured him of an improved relationship with the United...

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Bahrain's High Civil Court orders the dissolution of last major opposition...

On 31 May, Bahrain’s High Civil Court ordered the dissolution of the National Democratic Action Society (Wa’ad). The Ministry of Justice and Islamic Affairs (MOJ) accused Wa’ad of breaching the Law on...

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Zeid calls for investigation of protester deaths in Bahrain

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Friday called on the Government of Bahrain to promptly launch an independent, effective investigation into the deaths of five protestors...

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Alwasat, Bahrain’s Only Independent Newspaper, Suspended “until further notice”

Today, Sunday4 June, Bahrain’s Ministry of Information Affairs issued an order to suspend the only independent news publication in the country, Alwasat, “until further notice.” The Bahrain Center for...

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The Independent, "The Middle Eastern kingdom of Bahrain is quietly heading...

Overshadowed by the influence of its wealthier Gulf neighbours and the drama of the massive conflicts in Syria, Iraq and Yemen, the tiny island kingdom of Bahrain has nonetheless been plagued by...

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The Washington Post, "Bahrain shuts down prominent newspaper amid crackdown"

Bahrain shut down a prominent independent newspaper Sunday “until further notice” over an article about unrest in Morocco, the latest move tightening expression in the Gulf nation as authorities wage...

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The Committee to Protect Journalists, "Bahrain orders independent outlet...

Bahraini authorities should revoke an order barring the independent news outlet Al-Wasat from publishing and stop harassing the newspaper and its journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said...

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Bahrain must end arbitrary suspension of independent newspaper

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights is among fifteen campaigners who today raised alarm over the suspension of Bahrain's only independent newspaper, Al Wasat, which has been barred from publishing for...

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Bahraini Court Issues Two New Death Sentences Amid Torture Allegations

8 June 2016 – Bahraini courts sentenced two victims of torture to death on Tuesday amid serious concerns that the judiciary failed to uphold basic fair trial and due process guarantees, despite...

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Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab approaches one year in prison without sentencing

Next week the Bahraini human rights activist and Index on Censorship award winner Nabeel Rajab will have spent one year in prison on charges for which he has yet to be sentenced. Almost six months of...

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Nabeel Rajab approaches one year in prison without sentencing

Next week the Bahraini human rights activist and Index on Censorship award winner Nabeel Rajab will have spent one year in prison on charges for which he has yet to be sentenced. Almost six months of...

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