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Freedom of expression

26 Mar, 2018

Bahrain: Tougher Internet dissent regulations would supress the only remaining forum for free speech

26 March 2018: The Bahraini Ministry of Interior said in an official statement yesterday that Bahrain is planning to introduce new significant restrictions to online...

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21 Dec, 2017

Bahrain: Human rights defender Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja faces reprisals in detention after protesting poor prison conditions

One of Bahrain’s most prominent human rights defenders, Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, who is serving a life sentence for his human rights work, has protested unfair prison...

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10 Dec, 2017

On Human Rights Day, we'll be thinking of our colleague Nabeel Rajab in a Bahraini prison

Today, on Human Rights Day, the Bahrain Center for Human Rights would like to remind of many activists behind bars for breaking the silence of oppression. We think of all those...

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8 Aug, 2017

Bahrain: postponement of ruling on Nabeel Rajab’s case, new extensive fair trials violations

A Bahraini Court’s decision on August 8, 2017 to postpone issuing its verdict in the case of Nabeel Rajab, the President of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR),...

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3 Aug, 2017

RETWEET FOR FREEDOM

FIDH: "It's hard to believe, but a tweet of fewer than 140 letters can land a human rights defender in jail these days. With its RETWEET FOR FREEDOM, FIDH hopes to obtain...

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21 Jul, 2017

Bahrain’s assault on independent journalism: Nazeeha Saeed’s conviction upheld

On 18 July 2017, a Manama appeals court confirmed the verdict of a lower Bahraini court in the case of Nazeeha Saeed, correspondent for Radio Monte Carlo Doualiya and France 24,...

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17 Jul, 2017

UN Human Rights - Venezuela Bahrain

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Liz Throssel Location: Geneva Subject: (1) Venezuela (2) Bahrain (2) Bahrain We are deeply concerned that...

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17 Jul, 2017

UN calls for release of Bahraini rights campaigner

The UN human rights office has called on Bahrain to "unconditionally and immediately" release rights campaigner Nabeel Rajab, who was sentenced to two years in jail this week....

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14 Jul, 2017

The UN calls on the Bahraini authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Nabeel Rajab

Press briefing note by the Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights:  "[...] We are deeply concerned that Nabeel Rajab, a co-founder of the Bahrain...

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14 Jul, 2017

Norway calls for release of Nabeel Rajab in Bahrain

"Norway has repeatedly expressed concern about Mr Rajab’s situation and has urged the Bahraini authorities to fulfil their international human rights obligations. We call again...

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