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Torture in Bahrain

8 Jun, 2017

Bahraini Court Issues Two New Death Sentences Amid Torture Allegations

8 June 2017 – Bahraini courts sentenced two victims of torture to death on Tuesday amid serious concerns that the judiciary failed to uphold basic fair trial and due process...

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2 Jun, 2017

What’s Happening on the Third Floor of Bahrain’s Muharraq Police Station?

Horrifying details are emerging from those detained in Bahrain over the last 10 days. President Trump met the king of Bahrain on May 21 and assured him of an improved relationship...

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2 Jun, 2017

Amnesty-Bahrain Must Investigate Activist Torture Claims

Bahrain should investigate claims by a human rights activist who says she was tortured and sexually assaulted while in detention last week, Amnesty International said on Thursday...

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2 Jun, 2017

Ebtisam Al-Saegh tortured and sexually assaulted

On 26 May 2017, human rights defender Ebtisam Al-Saegh was summoned by the National Security Agency (NSA) to Muharraq police station, in the North of the country. She was sexually...

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1 Jun, 2017

Bahrain: Woman Human Rights Defender tortured as Bahrain renews campaign to silence peaceful critics

Amnesty International has today called on the Bahraini authorities to immediately end the torture and other ill-treatment of human rights defenders and other critics of the...

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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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15 May, 2017

First civilian to be tried in military courts in Bahrain since 2011

In April 2017 the King of Bahrain ratified a constitutional amendment that allows civilians to be tried in military courts. On 9 May 2017 Bahraini authorities referred a civilian...

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15 May, 2017

U.N. urges Bahrain to end torture, solitary confinement

The United Nations Committee against Torture on Friday called on Bahrain to release prominent activist Nabeel Rajab from more than nine months of solitary confinement and...

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15 May, 2017

UN condemns Bahrain torture, as UK hosts royals – Reprieve comment

The UN Committee Against Torture has urged Bahrain to end the use of torture, and to retry protesters who are facing the death penalty. The UN’s report – released today – comes...

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12 May, 2017

UN torture Committee “concerned at the climate of impunity which prevails in Bahrain”

May 12, 2017: The United Nations Committee against Torture today issued a strong critique of the Bahrain record on torture. Read the full document of the concluding...

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