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Attacks on activists

12 Dec, 2016

Survivor's guilt and loneliness: the life of an activist in exile

The first time I had to leave Bahrain, I was given 24 hours to do so and told not to tell anyone. My father had been informed that my name was coming up during interrogations...

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12 Dec, 2016

Bahrain: Release Rights Activist

Bahraini authorities should immediately release the human rights activist Nabeel Rajab, Human Rights Watch said today. Rajab’s trial is scheduled to resume on December 15, 2016,...

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6 Dec, 2016

Please, Theresa May, save my husband from death in Bahrain

My husband, Mohammed Ramadan, is due to be executed in Bahrain any day now. Our three young children are distraught. We want Theresa May, the British prime minister, to call...

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5 Dec, 2016

Attacks on Civil Society - BCHR Event in Berlin on 8 December

On 8 December the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), would like to invite you to an event organized together with FIDH and Human Rights Watch (HRW), named “Attacks on Civil...

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28 Nov, 2016

Bahrain Must Cease Judicial Harassment of Faisal Hayyat and Other Bahraini Journalists

45 human rights organizations have signed a letter asking King Hamad to immediately and unconditionally release imprisoned journalist Faisal Hayyat, and to cease the judicial...

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28 Nov, 2016

To silence dissidents, Gulf states are revoking their citizenship

SINCE the small Gulf states became independent from Britain in the latter half of the 20th century, their ruling families have sought fresh methods to keep their subjects in check...

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23 Nov, 2016

UK gov't urged to call for release of Bahraini activist

The UK government should call for the release of a prominent Bahraini political activist who was charged with “inciting hatred of the political system” after he criticiced the...

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16 Nov, 2016

Bahraini Authorities Continue Crackdown on Activists: More Human Rights Defenders and BCHR Members Face Reprisals

16 November 2016 - In the past few days, the Bahraini authorities have summoned at least 26 activists and human rights defenders for interrogations over charges of illegal...

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16 Nov, 2016

UK and US concerned at arrest of politician after Prince Charles visit to Bahrain

The British government is to raise concerns with the Bahraini government over the arrest of a politician, Ebrahim Sharif, following last week’s visit to Bahrain by Prince...

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16 Nov, 2016

Bahrain Travel Bans Reveal Insecurity

First, Bahraini authorities hit human rights defender Nabeel Rajab with charges for writing an oped in the New York Times, and now they have charged secular...

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