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Attacks on activists

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


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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31 Jan, 2017

Bahrain: Halt Violence against Protesters

In response to the Bahraini security forces firing live ammunition at peaceful protesters in Diraz, Freedom House issued the following statement:  “Bahrain’s security...

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