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6 Jun, 2017

The Washington Post, "Bahrain shuts down prominent newspaper amid crackdown"

Bahrain shut down a prominent independent newspaper Sunday “until further notice” over an article about unrest in Morocco, the latest move tightening expression in the Gulf nation...

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6 Jun, 2017

The Independent, "The Middle Eastern kingdom of Bahrain is quietly heading towards a 'total suppression of human rights."

Overshadowed by the influence of its wealthier Gulf neighbours and the drama of the massive conflicts in Syria, Iraq and Yemen, the tiny island kingdom of Bahrain has...

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4 Jun, 2017

Alwasat, Bahrain’s Only Independent Newspaper, Suspended “until further notice”

Today, Sunday 4 June, Bahrain’s Ministry of Information Affairs issued an order to suspend the only independent news publication in the country, Alwasat, “until further notice.”...

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2 Jun, 2017

What’s Happening on the Third Floor of Bahrain’s Muharraq Police Station?

Horrifying details are emerging from those detained in Bahrain over the last 10 days. President Trump met the king of Bahrain on May 21 and assured him of an improved relationship...

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2 Jun, 2017

Amnesty-Bahrain Must Investigate Activist Torture Claims

Bahrain should investigate claims by a human rights activist who says she was tortured and sexually assaulted while in detention last week, Amnesty International said on Thursday...

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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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2 Jun, 2017

Ebtisam Al-Saegh tortured and sexually assaulted

On 26 May 2017, human rights defender Ebtisam Al-Saegh was summoned by the National Security Agency (NSA) to Muharraq police station, in the North of the country. She was sexually...

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2 Jun, 2017

Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab’s son talks to Index about his father’s “unbreakable” spirit

On Tuesday, one of two trials against the Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab, who has been imprisoned for almost a year, was postponed for the eighth time. The case...

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1 Jun, 2017

Bahrain: Woman Human Rights Defender tortured as Bahrain renews campaign to silence peaceful critics

Amnesty International has today called on the Bahraini authorities to immediately end the torture and other ill-treatment of human rights defenders and other critics of the...

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1 Jun, 2017

Bahrain heading for ‘total suppression’ of human rights as secular opposition group banned

Bahrain’s dissolution of a major political opposition society is the latest troubling move in its blatant campaign to end all criticism of the government, Amnesty International...

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