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Attacks on activists

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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17 May, 2017

30 days detention for Human Rights defender and Al Wefaq leading member, Nizar Al Qari

  Update: Al Qari was released after serving 20 days of his 30 days sentence Nizar Al Qari, a member of the leading opposition party Al Wefaq, was arrested on 5...

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17 May, 2017

HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS UNDER THREAT – A SHRINKING SPACE FOR CIVIL SOCIETY

On Tuesday 16 May, Amnesty International launched its new global campaign BRAVE to bring attention to the attacks on human rights defenders and activists...

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17 May, 2017

Bahrain: Postponed verdicts violate Nabeel Rajab’s fair trial rights

Today’s Court decision to postpone Nabeel Rajab’s case is a travesty of justice, the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) said today.  BCHR President has been held in...

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16 May, 2017

BAHRAINI OPPOSITION MEMBER AT RISK OF TORTURE: NIZAR AL-QARI

On 5 May, Nizar al-Qari, a member of the opposition party al-Wefaq, was arrested and taken to the Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID), where he alleges he was deprived of...

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26 Apr, 2017

Widespread Reprisals against Activists Ahead of UPR

Bahraini authorities have initiated a new campaign of reprisals against political activists, human rights defenders, and other civil society actors ahead of the kingdom’s third...

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