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Freedom of expression

23 Mar, 2017

Bahrain: Opposition figure faces charges for free speech

Bahrain’s decision to file charges against Ebrahim Sharif underscores the country’s tactical use of judicial harassment to suppress freedom of speech.  Ebrahim Sharif, the...

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21 Mar, 2017

Bahrain - Prominent opposition figure charged for tweets ‘inciting hatred’ against government

The Bahraini authorities have once again displayed their ruthless determination to silence activists and crush all signs of dissent by charging prominent political figure Ebrahim...

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20 Mar, 2017

BAHRAIN: Political Opposition Leader Ebrahim Sharif Charged With "Inciting Hatred"

20 March 2017 - Political opposition leader Ebrahim Sharif was today charged with "inciting hatred against the regime" under article 165 of Bahrain's penal code for messages he...

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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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15 Mar, 2017

A Year in Review: Spiraling Repression in Bahrain

Written statement submitted by the Alsalam Foundation, a non-governmental organization in special consultative status Alsalam Foundation, together with Americans for Democracy...

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15 Mar, 2017

Bahrain: on the brink of human rights crisis

Written statement submitted by Amnesty International, a non-governmental organization in special consultative status Resumption of executions Amnesty International is...

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15 Mar, 2017

HRC34: Denmark directs Human Rights Council’s attention to human rights situation in Syria, Bahrain, OPT/Israel, Egypt, Iran, South Sudan, Myanmar, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and Eastern Ukraine & illegally annexed Crimea

UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL 34th Session Item 4: General Debate Statement by Denmark Thank you, Mr. President Denmark fully aligns itself with the EU statement. We...

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15 Mar, 2017

A challenge to Bahrain's rulers from an ex-MP: Let's talk

It’s been six years since Bahrain’s crown prince set out a vision of reform. The country was three weeks into mass protests, as the Arab Spring inspired thousands of ordinary...

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15 Mar, 2017

Human Rights Council should take action on Bahrain, the Philippines, and Turkey

Human Rights Watch is deeply concerned about the many serious human rights situations on which this Council has failed to take any meaningful action: The situation in Bahrain...

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14 Mar, 2017

Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab trial postponed until 16 April

The trial of jailed Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab on charges of spreading “rumours and false news” was deferred for a second time on 7 March until 16 April. The...

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