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24 Nov, 2016

Bahrain drops charges against politician held after Prince Charles visit

I reported nine days ago that the Bahraini authorities had arrested politician Ebrahim Sharif following a visit to Bahrain by Prince Charles. He was charged...

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18 Nov, 2016

Bahrain: Human Rights Defender Hussain Radhi Charged over Tweets and Retweets

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) expresses deep concern about the recent summoning of human rights defender Hussain Radhi, a member of BCHR’s documentation team. BCHR...

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18 Nov, 2016

Opposition Leader Ebrahim Sharif Charged over Comments to AP

On 17 November rights groups wrote to Prince Charles urging him to "publicly condemn" the prosecution of Ebrahim Sharif, a Bahraini politician facing charges after...

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17 Nov, 2016

UK condemns arrest of Bahrain politician

The UK Foreign Office will discuss the case of a Bahraini politician, who was arrested for criticising Prince Charles’ visit to the Gulf, with the Bahraini government. Last...

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16 Nov, 2016

Bahrain: Human Rights Defender Ghada Jamsheer Remains in Jail Despite Poor Health

UPDATE: On 12 December women’s rights defender, writer and blogger Ghada Jamsheer was freed after four months in prison in Bahrain, after reaching an agreement to work for the...

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16 Nov, 2016

Freedom House - Freedom of the Net Report 2016

Key Developments: Messaging app Telegram was blocked for several days in February in an effort to contain protests marking the fifth anniversary of Bahrain’s “Day of Rage” (...

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15 Nov, 2016

Bahrain Charges Ebrahim Sharif for AP Interview After Prince Charles Visit

UPDATE: 14 November 2016, 2:00pm EST - The United States Department of State has called for the Government of Bahrain to drop all charges against Ebrahim Sharif, noting that that...

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14 Nov, 2016

BAHRAINI POLITICIAN FACES CHARGES AFTER AP INTERVIEW

A secular political leader in Bahrain was charged Sunday with "inciting hatred" against the island's rulers after giving an interview to The Associated Press during a recent visit...

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3 Nov, 2016

Journalist Faisal Hayyat Facing Prison for “Defamatory” Tweets

3 November 2016 - Journalist Faisal Hayyat appeared in court today on charges related to a "defamatory" tweet. His sentencing was postponed to 29 November 2016. We, the...

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1 Nov, 2016

Five Years On: Journalists’ Killers Remain Unaccountable in Impunity Haven of Bahrain

The International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists, which is dedicated to all members of the media who have suffered violence due to their profession, is marked...

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