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Freedom of expression

10 Oct, 2016

Bahrain detains man for "defamatory" sectarian tweet

Officials in Bahrain say a man has been detained for writing a post on Twitter that may have contained "defamatory statements" against one of the country's main Muslim sects....

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10 Oct, 2016

Jailed Bahraini human rights activist waits in legal limbo

Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab who faces 15 years in prison for criticising Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen must wait three more weeks for the verdict of his...

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7 Oct, 2016

BCHR Condemns Imprisonment of Women’s Rights Defender Ghada Jamsheer

“The judges, who all don’t want to be involved in the case, say that the lawsuits should not have proceeded in the first place. This only means the cases against me are all false...

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7 Oct, 2016

BCHR Condemns Bahraini Authorities’ Continued Targeting of Human Rights Defenders

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) expressed on the International Day of Non-Violence, marked October 2, 2016, its grave concern for the continued targeting of human...

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5 Oct, 2016

HRW: Why No Outcry Over Nabeel Rajab?

In January 2014, Stephen Colbert interviewed Human Rights Watch’s executive director Ken Roth and asked him who the next Nelson Mandela would be. Alongside the Chinese...

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29 Sep, 2016

64 Academics from 20 Countries Urge Ban Ki-moon to Interfere to Stop Oppression in Bahrain

A group of 64 researchers and academics from 20 different countries sent a letter to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, expressing their concern regarding the recent repressive...

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28 Sep, 2016

Index on Censorship: Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab put in isolation ahead of 6 October trial

On Sunday 25 September Nabeel Rajab was transferred from the West Riffa Police Station to solitary confinement in the East Riffa Police Station ahead of his sentencing next week...

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27 Sep, 2016

Bahrain: Foreign Minister glosses over rights record at UN General Assembly

27 September 2016 – Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Khalid Al Khalifa delivered a statement yesterday on behalf of the Kingdom of Bahrain at the 71st session of the United...

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23 Sep, 2016

Demonstrations Across Bahrain Commemorate Nasser Al-Ras’s Demise

Hundreds of Bahrainis took to the streets on Thursday (September 22, 2016) in commemoration of death of human rights activist Nasser Al-Ras (one of the torture victims in Bahrain...

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22 Sep, 2016

Prince Charles to visit Bahrain: Here are some things he should consider

Prince Charles is to make an official visit to Bahrain in November despite the escalating human rights crackdown in the country. This endorsement comes after Queen Elizabeth...

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