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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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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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