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27 Apr, 2017

2017 Press Freedom Index – ever darker world map

The 2017 World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) shows an increase in the number of countries where the media freedom situation is very grave and...

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25 Apr, 2017

Bahraini activist warns of new wave of violence amid repression

A leading Bahraini human rights campaigner has warned that civilians could lose hope for "peaceful reconciliation" if the government refuses to halt its crackdown on dissent, as...

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25 Apr, 2017

Appeal to release Nabeel Rajab and Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja and concern over their deteriorating health

His Majesty Sheikh Hamad bin Issa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain Fax: +973 176 64 587 CC. His Excellency Lieutenant General Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa  Minister of...

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24 Apr, 2017

Transparency International Calls on Bahrain to Stop Harassing Anti-Corruption Activists

Transparency International today called on the government of Bahrain to lift its travel ban on Sayed Sharaf Almosawi, the chair of its partner organisation in Bahrain, the Bahrain...

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21 Apr, 2017

Bahraini Authorities Should Stop Imposing New Travel Bans to Prevent Human Rights Defenders Speaking Out Ahead of Bahrain’s Third Cycle of the UN Universal Periodic Review

Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) is seriously concerned about Bahrain’s imposition of travel bans against human rights defenders attempting to take part in Bahrain’s Third...

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20 Apr, 2017

BCHR’s President and HRD Nabeel Rajab in Hospital

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) is deeply concerned about the health and well-being of Nabeel Rajab. Rajab is at the time of writing in hospital following complications...

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4 Apr, 2017

Urgent Action Victory! Activist Dr. Ali Esa Mansoor Al-Ekri Released (Bahrain: UA 296.11)

On 10 March, Dr Ali Esa Mansoor al-Ekri (Dr Ali al-Ekri), a Bahraini consultant paediatric orthopaedic surgeon was released from Jaw Prison, south of the capitol Manama. He had...

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27 Mar, 2017

Bahrain: After 282 days of arbitrary detention, human rights defender Nabeel Rajab’s trial postponed once again

On March 22, 2017, Manama’s Fifth High Criminal Court postponed again Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab’s trial in the Twitter case, in clear contempt of international...

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27 Mar, 2017

Bahrain: Further Information: Growing Health Concerns for Prominent Activist: Nabeel Rajab

Prisoner of conscience Nabeel Rajab has been held in solitary confinement for nine months, with growing concerns about the effect it is having on his health and well-being. On 22...

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27 Mar, 2017

Arab Autocrats: Exiled, Killed or Fighting for Survival

Protests in Bahrain, a staunch American ally and home to the U.S. Fifth Fleet, erupted days after Egyptians overthrew Mubarak, with the tiny island nation's Shiite majority...

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