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Bahrain jailed activists over tweets but still gets U.S. arms deal

More than 3,000 people have been imprisoned in Bahrain since the 2011 Arab Spring as the government continues its crackdown on dissidents. Over 100 have been killed. The small Arab monarchy is also...

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UN event assesses violations of the right to freedom of expression and...

On 21 June 2017, a panel discussion held on the sidelines of the 35th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, examined the criminalisation of peaceful expression in Bahrain.  “Freedom of...

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In Their Own Words: the stories behind the UN Day in Support of Victims of...

For the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture on 26 June, REDRESS is sharing videos with the stories behind some of the torture survivors that they assist in their own words. In...

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Bahrain should free human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, urges DROI Chair

Speaking on behalf of the Subcommittee on Human Rights, the Chair of the Subcommittee, Mr Pier Antonio Panzeri, stated: “Nabeel Rajab’s detention violates his right to freedom of expression. I call on...

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Bahrain: IFJ condemns closure of Al Wasat newspaper and calls on the Bahraini...

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has condemned the refusal of Bahraini government to lift a ban on Al Wasat newspaper which led to its closure this week. The Association also stressed...

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Ebtisem Al-Saegh Arrested, at Risk of Torture

At approximately 11:45pm on 3 July, Bahrain security forces arrested without warrant WHRD Ebtisam Al-Saegh following a raid on her home. In May 2017, Al-Saegh was detained, sexually assaulted and...

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Human Rights Defender Ebtesam al-Saegh Lawlessly Detained for Second Time in...

At approximately 11:45 p.m. local time in Bahrain, on the night of 3–4 July, long-time human rights defender Ebtesam al-Saegh was detained by state security for the second time in as many months. When...

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Urgent Appeal: Unlawful Detention of WHRD Ebtisam Al-Saegh

Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women Dr. Dubravka Simonovic OHCHR-UNOG, 8-14 Avenue de la Paix 1211 Geneva 10, ​ Switzerland   Assistant Secretary-General Andrew Gilmore High official on...

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Bahrain: Women’s rights activist arrested and risks torture

As she was getting ready for bed on 3 July, Bahraini women’s rights defender Ebtisam Al-Sayegh was arrested by masked officers. Her whereabouts remain unknown. Just before midnight, five civilian cars...

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Bahrain: Woman human rights defender at high risk of torture, including...

In response to news about the arrest of human rights defender Ebtisam al-Saegh by the Bahraini authorities on the night of 3 July 2017 Samah Hadid, Director for Campaigns at Amnesty International in...

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Bahrain 'arrests' activist who claimed she was tortured

A Bahraini human rights activist has reportedly been arrested, a month after she complained of being beaten and sexually assaulted by security forces. Amnesty International said Ebtisam al-Saegh was...

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Bahraini activist arrested over torture claims, says rights group

A Bahraini activist was arrested at her home late on Monday by masked and armed state security officers, a rights group said on Tuesday. The arrest of Ebtisam al-Sayeh comes a month after she...

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Urgent appeal: Bahrain to convict prominent human rights defender Nabeel...

According to Nabeel Rajab’s lawyers and a social media statement published by his family on 4 July, the Bahraini judiciary will issue a sentence on 10 July in one of the two cases for which he is...

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Arbitrary Arrest and Detention of Mrs. Ebtisam Al-Saegh

July 5, 2017 The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of FIDH and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), requests your urgent intervention in the following...

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Bahrain's Crackdown on Human Rights: Groups Urge for Activist Ebtisam...

Responding to the reports about the arrest of rights defender Ebtisam al-Saegh on Monday in a midnight raid, human rights organizations – Amnesty International and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and...

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Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab’s trial postponed until 10 July

The trial of Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab has been delayed yet again. He was due to stand trial on Sunday 2 July, but this was postponed until 3 July and again until 10 July.  “My...

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6 July 2017 - Security Forces Raid Home of Detained WHRD

Early morning on 6 July 2017, masked men raided the home of detained WHRD Ebtisam Al-Saegh, who was arrested following a previous raid on 3 July and is currently held in an unknown location. The 6...

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Activist who accused Bahrain security forces of sexual assault is rearrested

Fears grow for Ebtisam al-Saegh, who was detained in raid following tweet criticising kingdom’s ruler and security forces. Ebtisam al-Saegh, who works for Salam for Human Rights and Democracy, was...

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Open Letter to Ambassadors in the Kingdom of Bahrain - To the Unites States...

Letter to EU Amb.Letter to UK Amb.Letter to Swiss Amb.Letter to Netherlands Amb.Letter to German Amb.Letter to French Amb.Letter to Canadian Amb.Letter to Australian Amb.   His Excellence William V....

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Bahrain is stripping dissidents of their citizenship, and the U.S. is silent

The tiny island kingdom of Bahrain is increasingly turning to a particularly draconian tool of repression: stripping dissidents of their citizenship. Rights activists say authorities have revoked the...

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