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Attacks on activists

24 Jan, 2017

Bahrain: Postponement of Nabeel Rajab’s trial for sixth time is blatant harassment

In response to the news today that the Bahraini authorities have postponed the verdict in the case of prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, Samah Hadid, Deputy Director of...

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13 Jan, 2017

Bahrain: Accelerated Repression Jeopardizes Activists

Bahrain stepped up its repression of activists and government critics during 2016, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2017. The government dissolved the...

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6 Jan, 2017

Bahrain Renews Detention of Human Rights Defender Nabeel Rajab

On 5 January 2017, the public prosecution renewed the detention of leading human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, President of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), for 15 days...

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29 Dec, 2016

Bahrain’s prosecution orders seven-day detention of Nabeel Rajab over politically-motivated charges

29 December 2016 - The public prosecution in Bahrain today interrogated human rights defender Nabeel Rajab regarding a case related of allegedly “disseminating false documents and...

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28 Dec, 2016

Bahrain’s Prosecution Detains Nabeel Rajab Despite Court-Ordered Release

28 December 2016 – A Bahraini court earlier today ordered the provisional release of human rights defender Nabeel Rajab on bail. However, the Public Prosecution subsequently...

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22 Dec, 2016

Bahraini Authorities refer Nabeel Rajab to Prosecution for Letter Published in Le Monde

21 December 2016 – Bahraini authorities have today interrogated imprisoned human rights defender Nabeel Rajab on allegations stemming from a letter he recently published in the...

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21 Dec, 2016

Rights groups condemn police violence in Diraz

Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD), and the European...

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20 Dec, 2016

Nabeel Rajab must be immediately and unconditionally released

H.E. Zeid Ra'ad Zeid al-Hussein United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Palais Wilson 52 rue des Pâquis CH-1201 Geneva Switzerland CC: David Kaye, UN Special...

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20 Dec, 2016

Open Letter from MEPs on Human Rights in Bahrain

19 December 2016 Dear Ms. Mogherini, We are writing to urge you to take action on the deteriorating human rights situation in Bahrain, particularly the continued...

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16 Dec, 2016

Wikipedia and Guessing: Basis of Charges Against Human Rights Defender Nabeel Rajab

15 December 2016 Lawyer’s memorandum in the defense of Nabeel Rajab (Unofficial translation from Arabic): The Ministry of the Interior (MOI)’s expert [from the Criminal...

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