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Attacks on activists

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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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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