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BAHRAIN: Human rights defender Nabeel Rajab re-arrested on other charges despite court order to temporarily release him

2017-01-24

Update: Nabeel Rajab appeared in court briefly on 23 January 2017 for a hearing in his case related to comments and tweets about Jaw prison and Yemen. He remains in jail pending the next hearing on 21…

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Bahrain: Freedom of the Press faces serious threat

2017-01-16

Freedom of the press and freedom of expression are under serious threat in Bahrain. Human rights defenders, journalists and online bloggers are targeted for legitimately reporting on issues and expressing…

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Bahrain: Court postpones verdict for human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, facing up to 15 years in jail

2016-12-16

Update: Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab's trial was postponed until 28 December 2016 following a short hearing on 15 December during which he was not allowed to speak. He remains in jail. 2016-11-01 Bahrain’s…

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Bahrain: Human rights defender Ghada Jamsheer freed from prison, allowed to work off remainder of her sentence

2016-12-12

Women’s rights defender, writer and blogger Ghada Jamsheer was freed on 12 December after four months in prison in Bahrain, after reaching an agreement to work for the rest of her sentence. Jamsheer…

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Bahrain: Ongoing onslaught of reprisals against human rights defenders continues unabated

2016-11-19

More prominent human rights defenders have been interrogated, charged and banned from travel in Bahrain in violation of their rights to freedom of expression and assembly, according to reports received…

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Bahrain: Human rights defender Ghada Jamsheer remains in jail despite poor health

2016-11-16

Women’s rights defender, writer and blogger Ghada Jamsheer remains in jail in Bahrain serving a combined ten-month sentence for exercising her right to free expression on Twitter. On 7 November…

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