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Freedom of expression

26 Jun, 2017

Bahrain newspaper, shut down by government, lays off staff

A prominent independent newspaper in Bahrain earlier shut down by the government as part of a crackdown on dissent has laid off its staff. The daily Al-Wasat sent a statement...

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22 Jun, 2017

Human rights defender Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja: 6 years served of life sentence

On 22 June 2017 human rights defender and BCHR’s former President Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja has spent 6 years in Jau prison as part of his life sentence. On that same date 6 years ago...

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21 Jun, 2017

BCHR’s President Nabeel Rajab faces worsening mistreatment, denied access to lawyers and family

The Bahraini authorities should immediately ensure that the President of Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), Nabeel Rajab, whose health is deteriorating has immediate access...

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15 Jun, 2017

Defence lawyers walk out of top Bahraini activist trial

  Lawyers for a leading Bahraini human rights activist walked out of court after their demand to postpone the trial was rejected by the judge, a rights group reported on...

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15 Jun, 2017

London protest marks a year in prison for Nabeel Rajab

  Representatives from Index on Censorship, English Pen, Reporters without Borders, Amnesty International, the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy and former SNP MP...

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15 Jun, 2017

Arbitrary pre-trial detention of Nabeel Rajab set to continue past one year as trials postponed

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) remains deeply concerned about the ongoing pre-trial detention of its President, Nabeel Rajab, which contravenes international standards...

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14 Jun, 2017

The world is watching - Bahrain must release Nabeel Rajab

IFEX member Nabeel Rajab has endured 1 year in pre-trial detention, with a further possibility of up to 18 years imprisonment, for exercising his right to freedom of expression....

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14 Jun, 2017

MEPs call for Nabeel Rajab’s release on Arrest Anniversary

On the anniversary of Nabeel Rajab’s arrest, 36 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) from different political groups sent an open letter to the EU High Representative for...

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12 Jun, 2017

One year on, Nabeel Rajab remains in jail, despite international appeals for his freedom

One year ago, on 13 June 2016, Nabeel Rajab was arrested from his home, one day before he was due to participate in the United Nations Human Rights Council. One year on, Nabeel...

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12 Jun, 2017

Nabeel Rajab: Held for a year on remand in Bahrain and does anybody care?

Tuesday 13 June marks the one-year anniversary of Nabeel Rajab’s incarceration on remand. The Bahraini human rights activist was arrested at his home in the village of Bani Jamra...

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