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22 Dec, 2011

Pillay: Bahrain Government must take immediate confidence-building measures, release political prisoners

GENEVA (21 December 2011) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Wednesday called on authorities in Bahrain to take immediate steps to address the “deepening...

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20 Dec, 2011

CPJ special report: Journalists killed in 2011

Published December 20, 2011 Journalists die at high rates while covering protests in the Arab world and elsewhere. Photographers and freelancers appear vulnerable...

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1 Oct, 2011

UN News Center: Bahrain: UN voices concern at sentences given to medical staff, activists

Rupert Colville, spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) 30 September 2011 Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations human rights...

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31 Aug, 2011

UN demands Bahrain release prisoners detained for exercising freedom of speech

30 August 2011 – The United Nations today demanded the release of Bahraini civilians who may have been arrested during recent anti-Government protests merely for exercising...

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5 Jul, 2011

UN Secretary-General welcomes start of national dialogue in Bahrain

5 July 2011 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the start of a process of national dialogue in Bahrain, taking note of Government steps to improve the political...

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24 Jun, 2011

Bahrain trials bear marks of ‘political persecution,’ says UN human rights office

24 June 2011 – The United Nations human rights office today spoke out against the harsh sentences, including life imprisonment, handed down this week to several activists in...

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24 Jun, 2011

Bahrain: Ban voices deep concern at lengthy jail terms handed out to activists

23 June 2011 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today spoke out against the lengthy jail sentences given to 21 political activists, human rights defenders and opposition leaders...

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1 Jun, 2011

UNOG: Committee On Rights Of Child Examines Report Of Bahrain

1 June 2011 The Committee on the Rights of the Child today reviewed the combined second and third periodic report of Bahrain on how that country is implementing the...

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12 Apr, 2011

RSF: No concessions to media as indiscriminate repression continues in countries with pro-democracy protests

12 April 2011 Reporters Without Borders strongly condemns netizen Zakariya Rashid Hassan’s death in detention on 9 April, six days after his arrest on charges of inciting...

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22 Mar, 2011

UN human rights office voices concern at recent events in Yemen, Bahrain and Syria

22 March 2011 – The United Nations human rights office today voiced its deep concern at recent events in Yemen, Bahrain and Syria, including the excessive use of force and...

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