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Freedom of expression

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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12 Jun, 2017

Nabeel Rajab approaches one year in prison without sentencing

Next week the Bahraini human rights activist and Index on Censorship award winner Nabeel Rajab will have spent one year in prison on charges for which he has yet to be sentenced....

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6 Jun, 2017

The Committee to Protect Journalists, "Bahrain orders independent outlet Al-Wasat to cease publication"

Bahraini authorities should revoke an order barring the independent news outlet Al-Wasat from publishing and stop harassing the newspaper and its journalists, the...

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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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