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Attacks on activists

2 Jun, 2017

Zeid calls for investigation of protester deaths in Bahrain

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Friday called on the Government of Bahrain to promptly launch an independent, effective investigation into the...

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2 Jun, 2017

Bahrain follows Trump trip with dissent crackdown

Authorities in Bahrain have clamped down on dissent in the wake of US President Donald Trump's visit to the Gulf last month -- a move that experts say is no coincidence. "The...

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30 May, 2017

Urgent Appeal: Rights activists and bloggers are tortured and forced to suspend and resign from their activities

The year 2017 began with many political repercussions in Bahrain and far from any reform progress at all levels, including the political, human rights, economic, civil and social...

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29 May, 2017

Trump’s foreign trip will have dangerous consequences. They’ve already begun.

PRESIDENT TRUMP’S distorted foreign policy was exemplified this week in the contrast between his meeting with Arab autocrats, on whom he lavished goodwill, and U.S. NATO allies,...

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29 May, 2017

Situation in Bahrain

"The recent clashes between security forces and civilians in Duraz village in northwest Bahrain, resulting in the reported death of at least five Bahraini citizens and the arrest...

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29 May, 2017

91 Seconds Spell Disaster For Bahrain

The clip is only a minute and a half, but the White House video of President Trump meeting the king of Bahrain last week caps years of misguided American policy on the kingdom. It...

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24 May, 2017

Administration Urged to Condemn Attacks on Protesters in Bahrain

Human Rights First today called on the Trump Administration to condemn the actions of Bahraini security forces who reportedly attacked peaceful protesters in the village of Duraz...

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24 May, 2017

Five Killed, Hundreds Hurt After Protesters Clash With Bahraini Police

Bahraini forces clashed with Shiite Muslim protesters, killing five people and wounding hundreds of others in a flare-up of a long-running confrontation between the Sunni monarchy...

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24 May, 2017

BAHRAIN RAID ON SHIITE CLERIC'S TOWN: 5 KILLED, 286 ARRESTED

Bahraini police raid on the hometown of a prominent Shiite cleric facing possible deportation has left at least five demonstrators dead and 286 people arrested in an assault in...

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24 May, 2017

Death toll rises from Bahrain police protest shootings

Five people have been killed when police opened fire on protesters in Bahrain on Tuesday, as supporters of a jailed Shia cleric clash with security forces. Police opened fire...

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