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Attacks on activists

4 Sep, 2016

Arrested by a U.S. ally over tweets: NGOs call for freedom of Bahraini rights activist Nabeel Rajab

A prominent human rights activist in a U.S.-allied country faces up to 15 years in prison because of his tweets. Since the 2011 pro-democracy uprising in the Gulf monarchy...

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2 Sep, 2016

Bahrain NGOs Condemn Reprisals against HRDs for UN Engagement

2 September 2016—In the past two weeks, the Bahraini government has prevented a number of human rights defenders from travelling abroad, among them were three members of the...

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2 Sep, 2016

Prisoners inside the state: Bahrain grounds Nedal Al-Salman from traveling to UN

IFEX member Nedal Al-Salman was prevented from leaving the country on 29 August, and informed that the public prosecution issued a travel ban against her in yet another case of...

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31 Aug, 2016

Travel ban against human rights defender Nedal Al-Salman

On 29 August 2016, human rights defender Ms Nedal Al-Salman was banned from travelling to Doha from Bahrain International Airport. Nedal Al-Salman is the Head of International...

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30 Aug, 2016

Frequent Target: BCHR’s Human Rights Defenders Subject to Continuous Governmental Reprisals

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) is deeply concerned over the continued targeting of its members. As of now, all the public figures of BCHR inside Bahrain are banned...

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15 Aug, 2016

Bahrain: Gov’t Prosecutes Religious Freedoms Advocate Sheikh Maytham Al-Salman and Rights Activist Al-Derazi for “Illegal Gathering”

15 August 2016 - Bahrain's authorities today charged with illegal gathering the human rights defender and scholar Sheikh Maytham Al-Salman and activist and medic Dr. Taha Al-...

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13 Aug, 2016

Human Rights Defender Sheikh Maytham Al-Salman at Risk of Arrest in Bahrain

The Bahraini authorities summoned the human rights defender and scholar Sheikh Maytham Al-Salman to be present at the General Directorate of Criminal Investigations (CID) for...

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6 Aug, 2016

Update: Further Deterioration in the Health of Nabeel Rajab

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) is alarmed about information received regarding the further deterioration of the health of its president, leading human rights defender...

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2 Aug, 2016

Nabeel Rajab Trial Postponed a Second Time, Faces 15 Years Imprisonment Over Tweets

2 August 2016 - The High Criminal Court in Bahrain today postponed for the second time the trial of prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab until 5 September 2016. The...

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2 Aug, 2016

Index - Why is Nabeel Rajab a repeated target of the Bahraini authorities?

Nabeel Rajab, the Bahraini human rights activist and Index on Censorship award winner, is due to stand trial on 2 August over comments he made on Twitter criticising government...

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