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Bahrain: UN event assesses violations of the right to freedom of expression and assembly

2017-06-23

On 21 June 2017, a panel discussion held on the sidelines of the 35th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, examined the criminalisation of peaceful expression in Bahrain.  “Freedom…

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Bahrain: UN Member and Observer States should call on Bahraini authorities to free human rights defender Nabeel Rajab

2017-06-13

Letter to United Nations member and observer states on the one-year anniversary of Nabeel Rajab’s arrest:  We, the undersigned, express our deep concern over the continued detention of prominent…

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Bahrain: Country’s only independent newspaper, “Al-Wasat”, suspended until further notice

2017-06-06

On 04 June 2017, Bahrain’s Information Affairs Authority (IAA) suspended “Al-Wasat” newspaper until further notice, for allegedly violating the law and repeating the publication of and…

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Bahrain: Relentless persecution, including torture and sentencing, of human rights defenders continues unabated

2017-05-31

Bahrain’s authorities continue their relentless persecution of human rights defenders, including doctors, bloggers and journalists, interrogating and sentencing them day after day, in violation…

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Bahrain: One human rights defender among five killed during violent crackdown on peaceful sit-in in Duraz

2017-05-24

At least five people were killed, hundreds of protesters were injured and at least 286 were arrested in the village of Duraz in Bahrain on 23 May 2017, following a violent crackdown and police raids on…

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Update: Bahrain: Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja suspends hunger strike following strong UPR recommendations

2017-05-07

The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) welcomes the news that Founding Director Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja has suspended his hunger strike on its 24th day following strong recommendations during Bahrain’s…

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