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Freedom of expression

17 Sep, 2016

Imprisoned Opposition Leader Interrogated over UNHRC Intervention Delivered on his Behalf

On 15 September 2016, the Bahraini authorities summoned opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman, General Secretary of the largest opposition Society Al-Wefaq (now dissolved), from Jau...

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16 Sep, 2016

US Representative at HRC Expresses Concerns over Freedom of Expression in Bahrain

The US Representative to the Human Rights Council, Keith Harper, expressed his country's concerns over the Bahraini government's recent measures, which included an imposed travel...

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16 Sep, 2016

Bahrain: ‘Call for Nabeel Rajab’s release’, rights groups urge 50 governments

Rights groups yesterday wrote to the governments of 50 states urging them to publicly call for the release of Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, who faces up to 15 years...

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15 Sep, 2016

Bahrain: ‘Call for Nabeel Rajab’s release’, Rights Groups Urge 50 Governments

15 September 2016 – The Bahrain Center for Human Rights, together with 21 other NGOs, yesterday wrote to the governments of 50 states urging them to publicly call for the release...

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15 Sep, 2016

Human rights groups urge countries to call for Nabeel Rajab's release

Human rights groups have written to 50 states urging them to call on the Bahraini authorities to release Nabeel Rajab, who is facing up to 15 years’ in jail for comments he made...

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13 Sep, 2016

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, Calls on the Bahraini Government for Compliance with the Human Rights Mechanisms

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al-Hussein, Calls on Bahraini Government to Comply with Human Rights Mechanisms In a welcome move, Zeid Ra’ad Al-...

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Left to right: Majeed Al-Mishal, Hameed Khatam, Taiba Ismaeel
9 Sep, 2016

Bahraini Authorities Sentence More Activists to Prison Terms for Criticising the King

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) expresses grave concern over the increasing number of activists convicted for exercising their freedom of speech on vague charges...

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8 Sep, 2016

Australian Greens Party Seeks Halting Export of Advanced Monitoring Devices to Bahrain

The Gulf Institute for Democracy and Human Rights said that The Australian Greens (Australia's Green Political Party) has promised to intervene diplomatically to halt the export...

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7 Sep, 2016

US Department of State calls for immediate release of Nabeel Rajab

The Spokesman of the US State Department, Mark Toner, said in yesterday's ( 6 September) Press Briefing that the United States is "very concerned" about Nabeel Rajab's ongoing...

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7 Sep, 2016

Punishing Dissent in Bahrain

Nabeel Rajab, a prominent human rights activist in Bahrain, has racked up a long rap sheet of trumped-up charges over the past decade for peacefully exercising his right to...

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