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Arrests

5 Jul, 2017

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...

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4 Jul, 2017

Human Rights Defender Ebtesam al-Saegh Lawlessly Detained for Second Time in as Many Months; Grave Fears of Renewed Torture

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...

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4 Jul, 2017

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,...

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4 Jul, 2017

Women Rights Activist Ebtisam Al-Sayegh Arrested by NSA, Serious Risk of Torture

4 July 2017 – Police have arrested woman Human Rights Defender Ebtisam Al-Sayegh, 48, in a midnight raid on her home. She is believed to be detained by the National Security...

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4 Jul, 2017

Bahraini Alleged Torture Victim Arrested-Rights Group

A Bahraini activist was arrested at her home late on Monday by masked and armed state security officers, a month after she complained of being tortured and sexually assaulted when...

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26 Jun, 2017

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...

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8 Jun, 2017

Bahraini Court Issues Two New Death Sentences Amid Torture Allegations

8 June 2017 – 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...

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2 Jun, 2017

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...

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29 May, 2017

Trump’s foreign trip will have dangerous consequences. They’ve already begun.

PRESIDENT TRUMP’S distorted foreign policy was exemplified this week in the contrast between his meeting with Arab autocrats, on whom he lavished goodwill, and U.S. NATO allies,...

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29 May, 2017

Situation in Bahrain

"The recent clashes between security forces and civilians in Duraz village in northwest Bahrain, resulting in the reported death of at least five Bahraini citizens and the arrest...

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