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Freedom of expression

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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25 Oct, 2016

Faisal Hayyat’s Family Says He was Transferred to Prison’s Clinic 3 Times since his Arrest

Family of journalist Faisal Hayyat said that he was transferred to the Dry Dock Prison's clinic 3 time since he was arrested two weeks ago, due chest pains and high temperature...

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17 Oct, 2016

Three News Reporters Banned From Working in Bahrain

As of the end of September 2016, at least three Bahrain-based reporters of major foreign news agencies were denied a renewal of their licenses to work in Bahrain, effectively...

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14 Oct, 2016

Bahraini journalist Faisal Hayyat detained over tweet about religion

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns Bahraini journalist and blogger Faisal Hayyat’s detention on the alleged grounds that he insulted religion in a tweet. Arrested after...

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12 Oct, 2016

Bahrain Watch - Ongoing Internet Curfew in Duraz for more than 100 Days

In August, Bahrain Watch published a report providing technical evidence that Bahrain’s ISPs were deliberately disrupting fixed-line connections, and shutting down...

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11 Oct, 2016

Public Prosecution Detains Journalist Faisal Hayyat for 7 Days Pending Investigation

The Public Prosecution decided on Monday (October 10, 2016) to detain journalist Faisal Hayyat for 7 days pending investigation. The Bahraini authorities arrested on Sunday (...

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10 Oct, 2016

Journalist and Social Media Activist Arrested after Writing Critical Letter to Minister of Interior about Torture Suffered in 2011

10 October 2016 - Bahraini authorities arrested journalist and social media activist Faisal Hayyat yesterday after he was summoned over a tweet. The Public Prosecution today...

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