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Attacks on activists

3 Nov, 2016

Bahrain: Joint Press Release: Court postpones verdict for human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, facing up to 15 years in jail

Bahrain’s most prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab remains jailed for his alleged tweets and his human rights activities in violation of his right to freedom of...

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1 Nov, 2016

Index - Bahrain: Trial of Nabeel Rajab postponed until 15 December

The trial of prominent Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab – president of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights – has been postponed for a fourth consecutive time to enable...

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31 Oct, 2016

Bahrain prevents family of dissident from flying to London to join him

Officials in Bahrain have prevented the wife and infant son of a London-based dissident from leaving the country to join him. It is the latest example of a crackdown by the...

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18 Oct, 2016

Visionary, Defiant and Resilient: Bahrain’s Dissenting Women

The Gulf State of Bahrain is known for its extravagance. Gloating over multi-million dollar investments in tourism, sports and banking, the kingdom does not shy away from...

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10 Oct, 2016

Journalist and Social Media Activist Arrested after Writing Critical Letter to Minister of Interior about Torture Suffered in 2011

10 October 2016 - Bahraini authorities arrested journalist and social media activist Faisal Hayyat yesterday after he was summoned over a tweet. The Public Prosecution today...

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6 Oct, 2016

Courts Postpone Sentencing of Nabeel Rajab to 31 October - Unfair Trial and Arbitrary Detention Continues

6 October 2016 - A Bahraini high criminal court today postponed the sentencing of Nabeel Rajab to 31 October. No reason was provided for the postponement. The leading human rights...

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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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