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Bahrain charges opposition leader with ‘spying’

Bahrain charges opposition leader with ‘spying’

Bahrain has charged the leader of the country’s outlawed main opposition party with “spying” and suggested the 2011 Arab Spring protests that gripped the country were instigated by a “foreign country”. Bahrain’s public prosecutor charged Ali Salman, secretary-general of the al-Wefaq ...

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Even the Smallest Gulf Economy Is Too Big to Fail

Even the Smallest Gulf Economy Is Too Big to Fail

Its economy is 5 percent the size of Saudi Arabia’s, but analysts are betting the kingdom won’t let its neighbor’s financial woes morph into a Gulf crisis. https://www.bloomberg.com/267335b2-3de3-4e27-a271-3808ccfa58ae Bahrain, one of the most vulnerable economies in the Gulf Cooperation Council ...

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Bahrain: Activists’ Kin Convicted in Flawed Trial

Bahrain: Activists’ Kin Convicted in Flawed Trial

Coerced Confessions, ‘Confidential Sources’ (Beirut) – A criminal court in Manama on October 30, 2017, sentenced three relatives of a prominent exiled Bahraini human rights defender to three years in prison on terrorism-related charges, Human Rights Watch said today. The judicial process ...

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Bahrain court jails UK-based activist’s relatives

Bahrain court jails UK-based activist’s relatives

A court in Bahrain has sentenced three relatives of a prominent UK-based human rights activist to three years in prison on terrorism-related charges. Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei’s brother-in-law, mother-in-law and a cousin were found guilty of planting “fake bombs”. Mr Alwadaei ...

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Bahrain’s Six Years of Dangerous Decline

Brian Dooley, Contributor Senior Advisor, Human Rights First 10/28/2017 12:54 am ET Civilians are being tried by military courts again in Bahrain. With depressing symmetry, Bahrain put four civilians on trial in a military court again this week, almost exactly six years ...

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