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Attacks on activists

6 Oct, 2016

Nabeel Rajab's Trial Postponed for the Third Time, Today

Nabeel Rajab, leading human rights defender, President of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), Founding Director of the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) and Deputy...

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5 Oct, 2016

Serious Concerns over Trial on 6 October of Prominent Bahraini Human Rights Defender Nabeel Rajab

On 6 October 2016, the Bahrain High Criminal Court will hear the case of Nabeel Rajab, leading human rights defender, President of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR),...

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2 Oct, 2016

Human Rights Defenders Continuously Targeted by Bahraini Authorities, Despite Nonviolent Work

On the occasion of the International Day of Non-Violence, on 2 October 2016, the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) expresses grave concern for the continued targeting of...

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23 Sep, 2016

Demonstrations Across Bahrain Commemorate Nasser Al-Ras’s Demise

Hundreds of Bahrainis took to the streets on Thursday (September 22, 2016) in commemoration of death of human rights activist Nasser Al-Ras (one of the torture victims in Bahrain...

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21 Sep, 2016

Human Rights First - Meet Bahrain’s Awful Judges

In a Bahrain court yesterday Judge Ebrahim Al Zayed presided over a brief, few-minute hearing in the case of political dissident Khalil AlHalwachi, arrested two years ago on...

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9 Sep, 2016

US calls for release of Bahraini activist Nabeel Rajab

The US State Department on Tuesday called for Rajab's immediate release after The New York Times published a letter by the activist that said he was facing prosecution for his...

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4 Sep, 2016

Bahrain: London stands in solidarity with Nabeel Rajab on his birthday

On 1 September, English PEN joined fellow organisations and friends of human rights defender Nabeel Rajab to mark his 52nd birthday with a protest at the Embassy of Bahrain in...

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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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