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Freedom of expression

26 May, 2017

Bahrain journalist found guilty of reporting without license

A Bahrain court fined a prominent journalist 1,000 dinars ($2,650) on Thursday for reporting in the kingdom without official permission, her lawyer said, after a trial seen by...

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23 May, 2017

Dear Nabeel: We are with you

As Nabeel Rajab approaches a year in detention for exercising free speech, Index on Censorship expresses its solidarity with the 2012 Freedom of Expression Award winner. Read...

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18 May, 2017

Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab hospitalised and denied bail

On Tuesday the detention of human rights activist Nabeel Rajab was extended once again when Bahraini courts denied his request for bail and postponed the first of his two...

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17 May, 2017

HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS UNDER THREAT – A SHRINKING SPACE FOR CIVIL SOCIETY

On Tuesday 16 May, Amnesty International launched its new global campaign BRAVE to bring attention to the attacks on human rights defenders and activists...

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17 May, 2017

Britain’s cash and Bahrain’s firing squads – 5 things we’ve learned

In January 2017, Bahrain carried out the politically-motivated executions of three men – Abbas al-Samea, Sami Mushaima and Ali al-Singace. All were sentenced to death on the basis...

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17 May, 2017

Top Bahrain activist denied bail: rights group

A leading Bahraini human rights activist was denied bail on Tuesday on charges of writing an editorial critical of the government, a pro-opposition rights group reported. The...

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17 May, 2017

Bahrain: Postponed verdicts violate Nabeel Rajab’s fair trial rights

Today’s Court decision to postpone Nabeel Rajab’s case is a travesty of justice, the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) said today.  BCHR President has been held in...

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11 May, 2017

German reporter denied Bahrain visa to cover FIFA congress

Bahraini immigration authorities should grant freelance journalist Robert Kempe a visa and ensure that journalists are able to cover international events in the country, the...

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10 May, 2017

Shared statement on the update of the EU dual-use regulation

Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) together with Access Now, Amnesty, Digitale Gesellschaft, Elektronisk Forpost Norge (EFN), Foundation for Information Policy Research,...

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8 May, 2017

The Human Rights Council adopts outcome of Bahrain's UPR

A total of 175 recommendations have been made to Bahrain by the Human Rights Council during Bahrain’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on 1 May 2017. The Bahraini...

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