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Freedom of expression

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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1 Jun, 2017

Bahrain court dissolves main secular opposition group

A court has ordered the dissolution of Bahrain's main secular opposition group, as the Gulf state continues a crackdown on dissent. The National Democratic Action Society (Waad...

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31 May, 2017

Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab trial postponed until 12 June

Today the trial of Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab has been pushed back yet again, this time until 12 June 2017. His next trial date will take place just one day shy...

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31 May, 2017

Trial of leading Bahraini activist postponed: rights group

A Bahraini court again denied bail to a leading Bahraini human rights activist on Tuesday and delayed his trial on charges of spreading false news, a pro-opposition rights group...

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30 May, 2017

BAHRAIN: another hearing against Nabeel Rajab scheduled for May 30

New information: The Observatory has been informed by reliable sources about another imminent trial hearing of Mr. Nabeel Rajab, co-founder and President of the Bahrain Center...

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29 May, 2017

RSF urges Bahrain to drop charges against correspondent Nazeeha Saeed

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges the Bahrain authorities to drop its prosecution of the journalist Nazeeha Saeed on the eve of a verdict in her case, and to halt their...

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29 May, 2017

91 Seconds Spell Disaster For Bahrain

The clip is only a minute and a half, but the White House video of President Trump meeting the king of Bahrain last week caps years of misguided American policy on the kingdom. It...

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