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Freedom of expression

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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1 Nov, 2016

Human Rights Watch - Arab Gulf States: Attempts to Silence 140 Characters

Gulf governments have attempted to silence peaceful critics in response to a wave of online activism in recent years, Human Rights Watch said in an interactive website that began...

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31 Oct, 2016

Bahrain activist's trial postponed to Dec. 15

Bahrain on Monday postponed until Dec. 15 the trial of prominent democracy activist Nabeel Rajab to permit more investigation of a Twitter account he is accused of using to...

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31 Oct, 2016

Urgent Appeal Letter about Ghada Jamsheer's case by the Observatory

            The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of FIDH and the World Organisation...

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31 Oct, 2016

Nabeel Rajab’s unlawful detention continues: trial postponed, investigations reopened

31 October 2016 - Today, the High Criminal Court postponed the trial of prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, President of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) to 15...

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28 Oct, 2016

Freedom of the Press Report 2016

Press freedom declined to its lowest point in 12 years in 2015, as political, criminal, and terrorist forces sought to co-opt or silence the media in their broader...

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28 Oct, 2016

25 organizations' Urgent Appeal to the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs to call for the release of Nabeel Rajab

25 human rights organizations have signed an urgent appeal letter to Ms Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and...

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