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Jodie Ginsberg: Bahrain needs to know that #opinionsarenotcrimes

Jodie Ginsberg: Bahrain needs to know that #opinionsarenotcrimes

This is the tweet that Index on Censorship shared on 14 March 2015 when Nabeel Rajab, the Bahraini human rights campaigner, was challenging a six-month suspended sentence for “denigrating government institutions” for comments about the role of prisons as incubators ...

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Bahrain court increases jail term to Shia cleric to 9 years

Bahrain court increases jail term to Shia cleric to 9 years

Published on May 30, 2016 Read more: http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2016/05/… Bahrain’s court of appeals has increased the jail term handed down to a key opposition leader to nine years. Sheikh Ali Salman, who heads Bahrain’s largest opposition bloc al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, ...

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Bahraini forces clash with protesters over Nimr execution

Bahraini forces clash with protesters over Nimr execution

Bahraini regime forces have clashed with protesters demonstrating to condemn Saudi Arabia’s recent execution of prominent Shia cleric, Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr. The Al Khalifah regime forces attacked the demonstrators in the northeastern island of Sitra on Saturday night, firing tear gas at ...

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Bahrain torture report undermines UK’s reform claims

Bahrain torture report undermines UK’s reform claims

The Guardian New accounts of prisoner mistreatment documented in Human Rights Watch report, undermining British claims that Gulf ally has reformed security services Britain’s close Gulf ally Bahrain has been torturing detainees during interrogation, a leading human rights watchdog says, ...

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Rethink U.S. arms sales to Bahrain

Rethink U.S. arms sales to Bahrain

(CNN)As longtime legislators who believe in the promotion of human rights and dignity, we are deeply disappointed by the U.S. State Department’s recent decision to resume arms sales to Bahrain. U.S. arms sales should never aid and abet the repression ...

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