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Attacks on activists

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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1 Aug, 2016

NGOs to Sec. Kerry: Send US Ambassador to Nabeel Rajab’s trial

1 August 2016 The Honorable John F. Kerry Secretary of State U.S. Department of State 2201 C Street NW Washington, DC 20520 Dear Secretary Kerry, We write to raise...

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28 Jul, 2016

Amnesty International - Bahrain: Further information: Freed prisoner of conscience back in court: Ebrahim Sharif

Bahraini prisoner of conscience Ebrahim Sharif was released from Jaw prison having served a one-year prison sentence over a peaceful speech he made in July 2015. The prosecution...

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27 Jul, 2016

Human Rights Watch - Bahrain: Activist on Trial Over Twitter Comments

A Prominent Bahraini human rights activist faces up to 12 years in prison for criticizing the Saudi Arabia-led military operations in Yemen, Human Rights Watch said today. Bahrain...

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14 Jul, 2016

RSF condemns court’s decision to keep Nabeel Rajab in detention

After a court extended Bahrain Centre for Human Rights president Nabeel Rajab’s detention in connection with some tweets for another three weeks yesterday, Reporters Without...

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14 Jul, 2016

Bahrain wields travel curbs in crackdown on opponents-activists

After a border official stopped him leaving Bahrain last week, citing a security order, Mohammed al-Tajer said he checked with the departments in charge of passports and...

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13 Jul, 2016

FIDH - High Criminal Court decided to postpone the trial of Mr. Nabeel Rajab

According to the information received, on July 12, 2016, the request for release filed by Mr. Nabeel Rajab’s lawyers was dismissed by the judge. Mr. Rajab remains in...

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13 Jul, 2016

Crackdown In Bahrain

“Baba, sumoud!” (“Daddy, stay steadfast!”) Ten-year old Malak Rajab called out these words as Bahraini police led her father, prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab,...

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12 Jul, 2016

Bahrain Extends Arbitrary Detention of BCHR’s President Nabeel Rajab, Court Postpones His Trial to 2 August

12 July 2016 - The High Criminal Court today postponed the trial of prominent Human Rights Defender Nabeel Rajab, President of Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), to 2 August...

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12 Jul, 2016

Human Rights First - Bahraini Officials Urged to Drop Charges Against Nabeel Rajab

Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today urged the government of Bahrain to drop all charges against and immediately release prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab. The...

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