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20 Feb, 2017

Human Rights Watch: Activist's Speech-Charges Trial to Resume

The trial of the prominent Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab is scheduled to resume on February 21, 2017, Human Rights Watch said today. He faces a total of 18...

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3 Feb, 2017

NGOs send letter to Boris Johnson regarding jailed HRD Nabeel Rajab

3 February 2017 Dear Mr Johnson, In light of recent developments in Bahrain, we write to raise our deep concern over the punitive trials of prominent human rights defender...

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27 Jan, 2017

Activist faces prison for saying journalists are banned from Bahrain

Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab is facing a lengthy prison sentence simply for stating that journalists and international NGOs cannot enter Bahrain. The...

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26 Jan, 2017

RSF calls for human rights defender’s release

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate and unconditional release of leading Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, who has been held since June and had to...

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25 Jan, 2017

Nabeel Rajab Absent from First Court Hearing Held over Charge of Disseminating False News

Bahrain Mirror: Bahrain's third minor court started on Monday (January 23, 2017) looking into the case of human rights defender and president of Bahrain Center for Human Rights,...

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24 Jan, 2017

Bahrain court hears Twitter 'evidence' against activist

The prosecution in a Bahraini court on Monday presented what it said was evidence against prominent rights activist Nabeel Rajab, accused of spreading "false information" about...

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24 Jan, 2017

Bahrain: Postponement of Nabeel Rajab’s trial for sixth time is blatant harassment

In response to the news today that the Bahraini authorities have postponed the verdict in the case of prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, Samah Hadid, Deputy Director of...

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23 Jan, 2017

Bahrain: Court postpones trial of Nabeel Rajab for a seventh time

The Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab was due to be sentenced on 23 January but this was postponed for a seventh time. Rajab’s eighth trial date on charges of “spreading...

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20 Jan, 2017

Bahrain is still hounding its Shia

A SAGGING rope, haphazard barricades—and fear. That is all it has taken to keep Diraz, Bahrain’s largest Shia village, under siege for the past seven months. Two checkpoints bar...

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20 Jan, 2017

Bahrain Lifts Ban Preventing Newspaper from Posting Online

Bahraini authorities have lifted a ban preventing independent newspaper Al-Wasat from publishing online. The official Bahrain News Agency said Thursday that the newspaper would...

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