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Freedom of expression

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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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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