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Bahrain: Human rights defender Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja faces reprisals in detention after protesting poor prison conditions

2017-12-19

One of Bahrain’s most prominent human rights defenders, Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, who is serving a life sentence for his human rights work, has protested unfair prison regulations. We, the undersigned,…

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Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab’s two-year sentence for talking to the media upheld by appeals court

2017-11-24

On 22 November 2017, a Bahraini appeals court upheld the two-year prison sentence against Nabeel Rajab for talking with various media outlets about human rights issues. The Gulf Centre for Human Rights…

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Bahrain: Family of prominent human rights defender sentenced to prison in reprisal, as Nabeel Rajab mistreated in transfer to prison

2017-11-03

The authorities in Bahrain have continued their policy of mistreating and jailing human rights defenders and their families, sentencing three family members of exiled human rights defender Sayed Ahmed…

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Bahrain: Ebtisam Al-Saegh released from prison while awaiting trial, and Zainab Al-Khamees banned from travel

2017-10-23

On 22 October 2017, Ebtisam Al-Saegh, the monitoring and documentation officer of Salam for Democracy and Human Rights, was released from prison pending trial in Bahrain. While welcoming her temporary…

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Bahrain: Woman human rights defender Zainab Al-Khamees summoned for investigation

2017-09-06

UPDATE: Zainab Al-Khamees complied with the summons and arrived at the appointed time for investigation on 6 September. After a half hour wait, she was interrogated briefly without the presence of her…

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Bahrain: Women human rights defenders who are tortured in Bahrain will not receive justice

2017-07-19

Women human rights defenders in Bahrain who have been tortured in Bahrain have been subjected to further persecution to stop them from working. In two separate cases, Ebtisam Al-Saegh remains in prison…

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