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Attacks on activists

23 Mar, 2017

Bahrain Regime Targets Families of Dissidents in Fresh Reprisals

Maybe Washington’s allies in the Bahraini regime learned the art of reprisals from their old colonial masters. The  British used collective punishment to attack dissidents in...

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22 Mar, 2017

Human Rights Activist: Bahrain, Backed by U.S., is Targeting My Family

In early March, a group of masked men accompanied by police officers arrested my brother-in-law in Bahrain. Three days later, my mother-in-law was arrested as well...

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16 Mar, 2017

HRC 34: Swiss Intervention, General debate (item 4)

On 14 March at the 34th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland issued a statement on human rights issues in Bahrain, Vietnam, Colombia, Egypt and South Sudan....

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10 Mar, 2017

Bahrain targets families of human rights defenders to intimidate them

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) is gravely concerned about recent attempts by the Bahraini authorities to intimidate human rights defenders in exile in order to prevent...

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9 Mar, 2017

Bahrain: Activist’s Family Targeted

Bahraini authorities are apparently targeting the family members of a prominent Bahraini activist in retribution for his human rights work, Human Rights Watch said today. Since...

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9 Mar, 2017

Exiled Bahraini activist's family 'detained as revenge'

Family members of a London-based Bahraini activist have reportedly been arrested on the Gulf island in "retaliation" for his human rights work, campaigners have said. The...

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9 Mar, 2017

UK must stop Bahrain’s reprisals against death penalty campaigner

The family of a UK resident who campaigns against the death penalty in Bahrain is coming under sustained attack, human rights group Reprieve has warned the Foreign Secretary....

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27 Feb, 2017

Index of Censorship - Bahrain: Rights activist facing two trials in March

Nabeel Rajab, co-founder and President of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, was set to be tried on 21 February for a series of charges including “deliberately spreading false...

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21 Feb, 2017

Bahrain courts postpone trial of HRD Nabeel Rajab, deny bail

21 February 2017 - This morning, the Government of Bahrain again postponed the two trials of human rights defender Nabeel Rajab. Bahrain courts have brought two cases against...

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16 Feb, 2017

Bahrain hit by protests on uprising anniversary

An explosion wounded two civilian passers-by in Bahrain, the interior ministry said on Wednesday, as demonstrators marked the sixth anniversary of an anti-government uprising that...

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