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Unfair Trials

31 Oct, 2014

Bahrain Orders Deportation of Ten Bahrainis after Revoking their Citizenship

31 October 2014 – On 28 October 2014, 10 Bahrainis, who had their citizenship revoked on 7 November 2012, were sentenced to deportation and a 100 Bahraini dinar (USD 265) fine....

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30 Oct, 2014

Gulf Center for Human Rights: Bahrain: Free Activists Facing Free-Speech Charges

(Beirut) – Bahrain authorities should drop all criminal charges against two prominent human rights activists, and immediately release them, Human Rights Watch and the Gulf Center...

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30 Oct, 2014

NGOs Condemn Capital Punishment Sentence for Maher al-Khabaz

30 October 2014 - Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD)...

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29 Oct, 2014

Bahraini Court Postpones Trial of Nabeel Rajab until 2 November

29 October 2014 - Today, a Bahraini court ruled that Nabeel Rajab will face criminal charges stemming from a single tweet in which both the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry...

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25 Aug, 2014

Bahraini Human Rights Organizations Join Individuals to Launch a Campaign for the Release of Blind Detainee Jafar Matooq



Nine Bahraini human rights organizations, along with human rights activists in Bahrain, have launched a campaign for the release of the blind Bahraini detainee Jafar Matooq, who...

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31 May, 2014

HRW Report: Criminalizing Dissent, Entrenching Impunity

Long Terms for Peaceful Protest; Impunity for Police Killings May 28, 2014 (London) – Bahrain’s criminal justice system fails to deliver basic accountability and...

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Nabeel Rajab
23 May, 2014

Bahrain: BCHR and GCHR Welcome Back Prominent Human Rights Defender Nabeel Rajab

The Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR) and the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) welcome back prominent human rights defender, Nabeel Rajab, the President of the BCHR and...

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14 May, 2014

Bahrain: NGOs call for international accountability

Bahraini NGOs welcome steps to lift the immunity of officials accused of torture and call for further restrictions until justice is achieved. Actions taken to lift the immunity...

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Public Prosecution Bahrain High Criminal Court
12 May, 2014

Bahrain: Judiciary Issues Harsh Sentences in Various Cases Neglecting Claims of Torture and Ill-Treatment

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights expresses grave concern in regards to the harsh sentences passed on activists and civilians in several cases between the 20th and 29th of April...

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2 May, 2014

BYSHR | Bahrain: Sentencing Two Activists with 5 Years in Prison and Neglecting the Torture and Abuse

  The Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights expresses its deep concern for sentencing two activists today – 28 April 2014 – with 5 years in prison with the charges of ‘...

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