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13 Sep, 2012

Bahrain in the UN Human Rights High Commissioner’s Annual report 2012

18. According to information received, reprisals against human rights defenders took place in the context of the universal periodic review of Bahrain on 21 May 2012....

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6 Sep, 2012

Ban voices concern at harsh sentences upheld against Bahraini activists

5 September 2012 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is concerned at the harsh sentences, including life imprisonment, upheld by a Bahrain appeals court against 20...

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6 Sep, 2012

Pillay dismayed at long jail terms for Bahraini activists

GENEVA (6 September 2012) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Thursday said that the Bahraini appeals court’s decision to uphold the convictions of 20...

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24 Aug, 2012

Bahrain: UN experts demand end to campaign of persecution against human rights defenders

23 August 2012 (GENEVA 23 August 2012) – “It is time for the Bahraini authorities to comply with the rights to peaceful assembly and expression and immediately release...

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24 Apr, 2012

Ban urges Bahrain authorities to resolve case of jailed human rights defender

24 April 2012 – While expressing concern about the situation in Bahrain, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged the Gulf state’s authorities to resolve the case of Abdulhadi...

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14 Apr, 2012

Bahrain: UN human rights experts urge immediate release of Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja

GENEVA (13 April 2012) – Four United Nations human rights experts on Friday urged the Government of Bahrain to immediately release human rights defender Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja...

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13 Apr, 2012

Bahrain: Ban condemns bombing, voices concern over use of force against protesters

12 April 2012 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today condemned the bomb attack that took place recently near the village of Eker, Bahrain, injuring several policemen, and also...

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7 Apr, 2012

Bahrain: UN top official calls for investigation into killing of citizen journalist

6 April 2012 – The head of the United Nations agency tasked with promoting and defending the freedom of the press today called for an investigation into the killing of a...

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24 Mar, 2012

Bahrain: UN calls for probe into alleged excessive use of force against protesters

20 March 2012 – The United Nations human rights office today voiced concern over the alleged excessive use of force against protesters, including teargas and rubber bullets,...

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15 Feb, 2012

Renewed clashes in Bahrain spark concern from Secretary-General

15 February 2012 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced concern today about reports of fresh clashes in Bahrain between security forces and demonstrators, a year after...

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