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Unfair Trials

27 Feb, 2015

NGOs Condemn Use of Death Penalty amid Allegations of Severe Torture

On 26 February 2015, amid allegations that severe torture was used to extract coerced confessions, Bahrain’s High Criminal Court sentenced three Bahrainis to death after...

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29 Jan, 2015

Amnesty International Urgent Call: Drop Charges Against Leading Opposition Figure

  A leading opposition figure in Bahrain was denied bail in a first court hearing attended by an Amnesty International delegation. He will remain in custody...

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8 Jan, 2015

Champion for Justice: Tagi al-Maidan

Tagi Abdalla al-Maidan is a 26-year-old US citizen who was born in Connecticut. He lived in Connecticut until he was four years old, after which his family moved to Saudi Arabia....

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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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