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Freedom of expression

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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27 Oct, 2016

Bahraini Opposition Activist Fadhel Abbas Sentenced to Three Years in Prison on Appeal

On 26 October the Government of Bahrain decreased the sentence of Fadhel Abbas, former Secretary-General of the al-Wahdawi Political Society. Courts originally sentenced...

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25 Oct, 2016

Bahrain: Assault on freedom of expression continues as activists face jail for tweets

Bahraini authorities must immediately and unconditionally release human rights activist Nabeel Rajab and opposition leader Fadhel Abbas, two prisoners of conscience who are facing...

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25 Oct, 2016

October 31 To Test Bahrain’s Reforms

Monday October 31 will be a vital test for Bahrain. Two scheduled court verdicts will give a major indication on whether the regime is taking any notice of international pressure...

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25 Oct, 2016

Bahraini Journalist Among Reporters Without Borders’ 2016 Press Freedom Prize Nominees

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) released today (Monday 24, 2016) the names of the 22 nominees for the 2016 Reporters Without Borders-TV5 Monde Prize for Press Freedom, among...

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