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Attacks on activists

9 Mar, 2017

Exiled Bahraini activist's family 'detained as revenge'

Family members of a London-based Bahraini activist have reportedly been arrested on the Gulf island in "retaliation" for his human rights work, campaigners have said. The...

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9 Mar, 2017

UK must stop Bahrain’s reprisals against death penalty campaigner

The family of a UK resident who campaigns against the death penalty in Bahrain is coming under sustained attack, human rights group Reprieve has warned the Foreign Secretary....

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27 Feb, 2017

Index of Censorship - Bahrain: Rights activist facing two trials in March

Nabeel Rajab, co-founder and President of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, was set to be tried on 21 February for a series of charges including “deliberately spreading false...

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21 Feb, 2017

Bahrain courts postpone trial of HRD Nabeel Rajab, deny bail

21 February 2017 - This morning, the Government of Bahrain again postponed the two trials of human rights defender Nabeel Rajab. Bahrain courts have brought two cases against...

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16 Feb, 2017

Bahrain hit by protests on uprising anniversary

An explosion wounded two civilian passers-by in Bahrain, the interior ministry said on Wednesday, as demonstrators marked the sixth anniversary of an anti-government uprising that...

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15 Feb, 2017

Bahrain protesters, police clash as island marks uprising

Anti-government protesters in Bahrain clashed with police on Tuesday as they marked the sixth anniversary of the tiny island kingdom's Arab Spring uprising. Images posted on...

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14 Feb, 2017

BAHRAIN: FEARS OF FURTHER VIOLENT CRACKDOWN ON UPRISING ANNIVERSARY

Authorities in Bahrain must refrain from using excessive force against protesters, Amnesty International urged as mass protests are under way on 14 February, to mark the sixth...

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6 Feb, 2017

IPI blasts Bahrain cases against Nabeel Rajab

The International Press Institute (IPI) today urged Bahrain to free prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab after prosecutors said a charge that he spread “false news”...

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6 Feb, 2017

BCHR launches Annual Report Bahrain 2016: A Series of Repressive Attacks against Rights and Human Rights Defenders

6 February 2017 -  The Bahrain Center of Human Rights (BCHR) publishes today its 2016 annual report on the status of human rights in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The report...

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Left to right: Jawad Al-Shaikh, Makky Abu-Taki
5 Feb, 2017

Killers of Protesters Go Free, while their Families are Targeted and Sentenced to Prison Terms by Authorities

On 25 January 2017 a Bahraini court ruled to jail three parents of extrajudicial killing victims who died during the pro-democracy protests in Bahrain in 2011. Zamzam Abdulla, the...

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