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Unfair Trials

13 Mar, 2017

Bahraini doctor freed after jail sentence on charges linked to 2011 uprising

A prominent Bahraini doctor jailed for five years in connection with the 2011 Arab Spring uprising for democracy was released from prison on Friday, a lawyer and witness said....

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13 Mar, 2017

Why The Gulf States And Jordan Are Carrying Out Mass Executions

It’s been a busy year for executioners—at least in the Middle East. On January 15, the kingdom of Bahrain shot and killed three men in its first executions since 2010. Ten days...

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13 Mar, 2017

BCHR: Incommunicado Detention of 12 Detainees Increases Risk of Torture

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) said it is deeply concerned about the recent alarming increase in the use of incommunicado detention by the Bahraini authorities. In...

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13 Mar, 2017

Bahrain: King Must Not Ratify Constitutional Amendment Allowing Military Courts To Try Civilians

Amnesty International has today called on the King of Bahrain to refrain from ratifying a constitutional amendment that would enable military courts to try civilians, paving the...

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8 Mar, 2017

Injured man and another 11 persons subjected to incommunicado detention, the new norm in Bahrain

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) is deeply concerned about the recent alarming increase in the use of incommunicado detention by the Bahraini authorities. In the...

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7 Mar, 2017

Bahrain’s Third Cycle UPR: A Record of Repression

Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) together with Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) and Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) are...

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7 Mar, 2017

Bahrain seeks dissolution of secular opposition party

Bahrain's justice ministry said Monday it filed a lawsuit to dissolve a secular opposition party, the state-run news agency said, months after the country's main Shiite opposition...

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7 Mar, 2017

Bahrain moves to ban opposition party and let army courts try civilians

Bahrain has taken steps to ban the main opposition party and transfer many civilian judicial cases to a military court, in what appears to be a new crackdown on dissent and human...

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7 Mar, 2017

Bahrain Parliament's Approval of Military Trials for Civilians ‘Disaster for Human Rights’

Rights groups condemned on Monday the decision of the Bahraini Parliament a day earlier to approve military trials for civilians as a “disaster for human rights” in the Gulf...

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6 Mar, 2017

Bahrain approves military trial for civilians

Bahrain's upper house of parliament on Sunday approved a constitutional amendment which grants military courts the right to try civilians, sparking concern for the fate of...

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