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Freedom of expression

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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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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