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Unfair Trials

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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6 Mar, 2017

Bahrain's Parliament Approves Military Trials for Civilians

Bahrain's Parliament approved a constitutional change on Sunday that will allow military courts to try civilians, the kingdom's latest move in a mounting crackdown on dissent....

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6 Mar, 2017

Bahrain advances military trials for suspected militants

Bahrain's top government advisory body passed a constitutional amendment allowing suspected militants to be tried in military courts on Sunday, state news agency BNA reported, in...

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6 Mar, 2017

Bahrain Files Lawsuit to Dissolve Secular Political Party

Bahrain's government filed a lawsuit Monday to dissolve a secular political party, the second-such organization it has targeted in the last year as part of an intense crackdown on...

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24 Feb, 2017

Bahrain’s Final Kiss Goodbye to Pretense of the Rule of Law

We’ve seen this before, and it doesn’t end well. Bahrain is about to amend its constitution to allow civilians to be tried in military courts. Hundreds of civilians were tried by...

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23 Feb, 2017

Bahrain: Proposed Military Trials of Civilians

Bahrain’s Council of Representatives on February 21, 2017, approved an amendment to Bahrain’s Constitution that would enable military courts to try civilians, in violation of...

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