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19 Jan, 2017

Leading Human Rights Defender Nabeel Rajab in Court Again on a New Trial

On 19 January 2017, the public prosecution transferred the case of detained leading human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, President of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), to...

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18 Jan, 2017

CPJ calls on Bahrain to allow Al-Wasat to publish freely

New York, January 17, 2017--The government of Bahrain should rescind an order suspending the online edition of Al-Wasat, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The...

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18 Jan, 2017

Truth, lies and a voice under threat in Bahrain

I have known Mansoor al-Jamri, the editor-in-chief of Bahrain’s Al Wasat newspaper for many years. He is a brave, determined and diligent journalist and his newspaper is the only...

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17 Jan, 2017

Bahrain Bans Paper from Publishing Online After Protests

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Bahraini authorities ordered an independent newspaper to stop publishing online Monday and said a city hall was set ablaze during clashes...

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12 Jan, 2017

Trial of Radio Monte Carlo Doualiya’s Reporter Nazeeha Saeed Begins Monday

On 16 January 2017, a Bahraini court will begin hearing the trial of the correspondent for Radio Monte Carlo Doualiya and France24, Nazeeha Saeed, who was was charged on 17 July...

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10 Jan, 2017

Al-Muhafda: Activist Nabeel Rajab Denies Circulations Attributed to him on Social Media about Jaw Incident

Bahrain Mirror: Yusuf Al-Muhafda, deputy head of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), denied what is being circulated on social media and attributed to the detained...

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23 Dec, 2016

OHCHR expressing concerns on Nabeel Rajab's ongoing prosecution

We are seriously concerned about the ongoing prosecution of Nabeel Rajab, a co-founder of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, who has been detained since 13 June 2016 for...

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16 Dec, 2016

Court postpones verdict for the fifth time for human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, facing up to 15 years in jail

Paris-Geneva, December 15, 2016 – For the fifth time in a row, Court postpones verdict of human rights defender Nabeel Rajab  as he remains jailed for his tweets and his...

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13 Dec, 2016

Bahrain – Opposition leader’s sentence upheld on appeal (December 12, 2016)

France notes with concern the upholding of the nine-year prison sentence for al-Wefaq’s secretary-general, Sheikh Ali Salman, whose movement – the main opposition party – was...

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12 Dec, 2016

Attacks on Civil Society Discussion Event ahead of Nabeel Rajab’s Trial on 15 December

Marking the United Nations’ International Human Rights Day on 10  December,  representatives of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), Human Rights Watch Germany (...

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