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Freedom of expression

20 Apr, 2017

BCHR’s President and HRD Nabeel Rajab in Hospital

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) is deeply concerned about the health and well-being of Nabeel Rajab. Rajab is at the time of writing in hospital following complications...

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4 Apr, 2017

Urgent Action Victory! Activist Dr. Ali Esa Mansoor Al-Ekri Released (Bahrain: UA 296.11)

On 10 March, Dr Ali Esa Mansoor al-Ekri (Dr Ali al-Ekri), a Bahraini consultant paediatric orthopaedic surgeon was released from Jaw Prison, south of the capitol Manama. He had...

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27 Mar, 2017

Bahrain: After 282 days of arbitrary detention, human rights defender Nabeel Rajab’s trial postponed once again

On March 22, 2017, Manama’s Fifth High Criminal Court postponed again Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab’s trial in the Twitter case, in clear contempt of international...

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27 Mar, 2017

Bahrain: Further Information: Growing Health Concerns for Prominent Activist: Nabeel Rajab

Prisoner of conscience Nabeel Rajab has been held in solitary confinement for nine months, with growing concerns about the effect it is having on his health and well-being. On 22...

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27 Mar, 2017

Arab Autocrats: Exiled, Killed or Fighting for Survival

Protests in Bahrain, a staunch American ally and home to the U.S. Fifth Fleet, erupted days after Egyptians overthrew Mubarak, with the tiny island nation's Shiite majority...

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23 Mar, 2017

Bahrain: Opposition figure faces charges for free speech

Bahrain’s decision to file charges against Ebrahim Sharif underscores the country’s tactical use of judicial harassment to suppress freedom of speech.  Ebrahim Sharif, the...

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21 Mar, 2017

Bahrain - Prominent opposition figure charged for tweets ‘inciting hatred’ against government

The Bahraini authorities have once again displayed their ruthless determination to silence activists and crush all signs of dissent by charging prominent political figure Ebrahim...

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20 Mar, 2017

BAHRAIN: Political Opposition Leader Ebrahim Sharif Charged With "Inciting Hatred"

20 March 2017 - Political opposition leader Ebrahim Sharif was today charged with "inciting hatred against the regime" under article 165 of Bahrain's penal code for messages he...

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16 Mar, 2017

HRC 34: Swiss Intervention, General debate (item 4)

On 14 March at the 34th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland issued a statement on human rights issues in Bahrain, Vietnam, Colombia, Egypt and South Sudan....

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15 Mar, 2017

A Year in Review: Spiraling Repression in Bahrain

Written statement submitted by the Alsalam Foundation, a non-governmental organization in special consultative status Alsalam Foundation, together with Americans for Democracy...

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