News from Bahrain

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


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


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


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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Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab sentenced to two years for reporting on human rights violations


Leading Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab has been sentenced to prison on 10 July 2017 for two years after being found guilty of spreading "fake news” for TV interviews. In reality,…

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Bahrain: Human Rights Defender Ebtisam Al-Sayegh arrested and detained for the second time in two months


On 3 July 2017, Ebtisam Al-Sayegh, monitoring and documentation officer of the Salam Organisation (Peace for Democracy and Human Rights), was arrested during a raid on her home for the second time in…

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Bahrain: Al-Wasat newspaper lays off employees after being suspended for three weeks


“Al-Wasat” newspaper has had to lay off all its employees three weeks after being suspended by the authorities in Bahrain. The newspaper reports on various issues including on protests and human…

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