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Unfair Trials

24 Nov, 2016

Ayatollah Qassim’s Trial Adjourned Until Dec. 4 to Hear Defense Witnesses

The Fourth High Criminal Court adjourned the trial of the Shiite majority spiritual leader, Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim until December 4, to hear the defense witnesses and plea...

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24 Nov, 2016

Prominent Activist Nabeel Rajab Transferred to Hospital Due to Heart Problems

Adam Nabeel Rajab, the son of Bahraini prominent activist Nabeel Rajab, said that his father has been transferred to the hospital due to heart problems, after spending 3 years in...

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7 Nov, 2016


On 17 October the Cassation Court rejected the Appeal Court’s decision to extend the opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman’s prison sentence from four to nine years and ordered his...

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31 Oct, 2016

Bahrain activist's trial postponed to Dec. 15

Bahrain on Monday postponed until Dec. 15 the trial of prominent democracy activist Nabeel Rajab to permit more investigation of a Twitter account he is accused of using to...

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26 Oct, 2016

Dry Dock Prison Prevents Al-Halwachi’s Family from Visiting him, Says “He is Banned from Visits”

The security authorities in Dry Dock Prison prevented the family of activist Khalil Al-Halwachi from meeting him in an already scheduled visit. His daughter Fatima Al-Halwachi...

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25 Oct, 2016

October 31 To Test Bahrain’s Reforms

Monday October 31 will be a vital test for Bahrain. Two scheduled court verdicts will give a major indication on whether the regime is taking any notice of international pressure...

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18 Oct, 2016

Court of Cassation Overturns Sheikh Ali Salman's Verdict, Returns Case to Appeals Court

Bahrain's Court of Cassation overturned a nine-year jail term against Al-Wefaq Secretary-General Sheikh Ali Salman. Read the full article here.   

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10 Oct, 2016

Jailed Bahraini human rights activist waits in legal limbo

Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab who faces 15 years in prison for criticising Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen must wait three more weeks for the verdict of his...

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4 Oct, 2016

Bahrain top court rejects release of opposition chief

Bahrain's top court rejected Monday a request to release Shiite opposition chief cleric Ali Salman, who is serving a nine-year jail term on charges of inciting hatred and forceful...

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15 Sep, 2016

Human rights groups urge countries to call for Nabeel Rajab's release

Human rights groups have written to 50 states urging them to call on the Bahraini authorities to release Nabeel Rajab, who is facing up to 15 years’ in jail for comments he made...

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