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9 August 2012 | Bahrain

Peaceful protests calling for self-determination violently suppressed in Bahrain

Peaceful protests calling for self-determination violently suppressed in Bahrain Police arrested demonstrators and used tear gas and stun grenades to suppress peaceful protests erupting in various Bahraini villages.
7 August 2012 | Bahrain

Human rights defender Zainab Al-Khawaja arrested, ill-treated

Human rights defender Zainab Al-Khawaja arrested, ill-treated The activist was protesting alone at a roundabout despite her leg being in a cast from a previous assault.
13 July 2012 | Bahrain

Opposition activists testify about torture for first time

The activists have described details of the torture inflicted upon them to force confessions, and they have named the officials involved in torturing them including the son of the king, Nasser Bin Hamad.
10 July 2012 | Bahrain

Nabeel Rajab imprisoned for three months over tweets

Nabeel Rajab imprisoned for three months over tweets Rajab was found guilty of libeling the citizens of the town of Muharraq in a case that is linked to six tweets he posted on 2 June 2012 that were solely directed towards the Prime Minister of Bahrain, calling on him to step down and highlighting his corruption.
5 July 2012 | Bahrain

Police attack activist, journalist with teargas canister, grenade

In two separate incidents, riot police threw a teargas canister that injured Zainab al-Khawaja in the leg, and targeted Reem Khalifa with a stun grenade.
28 June 2012 | Bahrain

Authorities should free injured protesters for urgent medical care, says Human Rights Watch

Jaffar Salman Maki and Mohamed Ali, who were convicted on charges that violate their right to freedom of assembly, need medical treatment from serious injuries caused by security forces' gunfire during the demonstrations.
27 June 2012 | Bahrain

Police attack peaceful protest, arrest five protesters

Riot police used teargas and sound bombs to disperse a peaceful demonstration on 22 June called by Al-Wefaq, the country's largest opposition group.
15 June 2012 | Bahrain

Court acquits nine medics, upholds sentences of others

A court of appeal on June 14, 2012 upheld the convictions of nine doctors and medical personnel for transparently political offenses such as “inciting and participating in an illegal gathering.”
8 June 2012 | Bahrain

Leading human rights defender Nabeel Rajab arrested once again

Nabeel Rajab now finds himself facing four different charges, all placed on him in the last 30 days.
6 June 2012 | Bahrain

Lawyer faces blackmail attempt

Lawyer faces blackmail attempt Private photos and videos of the human rights lawyer Mohamed Al-Tajer and his wife have been circulated online via pro-government forums and social media accounts.
22 May 2012 | Bahrain

Authorities arrest critical journalist

Ahmed Radhi, who criticised the country's proposed union with Saudi Arabia was seized from his home near Manama and his whereabouts remain unknown.
7 May 2012 | Bahrain

Prominent rights activist Nabeel Rajab arrested

Prominent rights activist Nabeel Rajab arrested Rajab was arrested upon arrival at the Bahrain airport on charges of "participating in an illegal assembly and calling others to join".
1 May 2012 | Bahrain

Re-trial ordered of jailed human rights defenders, writers and bloggers

An appeals court ordered a retrial in the case of all twenty-one opposition activists, writers and bloggers convicted by a special security court on 22 June 2011, including Dr Abduljalil Al-Singace and Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, but ruled that they should remain in jail pending a new verdict.
23 April 2012 | Bahrain

Protester killed, activists arrested as F1 wraps up

Protester killed, activists arrested as F1 wraps up The regime has escalated its crackdown during the events of the Grand Prix, resulting in the death of Salah Abbas Habib, who was arrested by riot police only to be found dead the next day with visible signs of torture.
19 April 2012 | Bahrain

Crackdown on rights activists escalates ahead of F1

On 15 April, Sayed Yousif Al Mahafdha from BCHR accompanied by Tom Malinowski and Nadim Houry from Human Rights Watch were attacked and held for a few hours while observing a peaceful protest in Duraz.
12 April 2012 | Egypt

Human rights defender Nabeel Rajab denied entry into Egypt

Human rights defender Nabeel Rajab denied entry into Egypt The human rights defender had entered Egypt in the last few months without any problems, leading CIHRS to believe that the denial of entry was politically motivated and in collaboration with the Bahraini authorities.
5 April 2012 | Bahrain

Authorities prohibit distribution of books at international fair

Two days after the start of the Bahrain International Book Fair, officials banned and confiscated all copies of a book by journalist Abbas AlMurshid and activist Abdulhadi AlKhawaja.
4 April 2012 | Bahrain

Human rights activist in critical stage of hunger strike

Human rights activist in critical stage of hunger strike Abdulhadi Alkhawaja has entered his 56th day of a hunger strike and is now in a critical phase where his life is at stake.
2 April 2012 | Bahrain

Armed civilians affiliated with security forces kill citizen journalist

Armed civilians affiliated with security forces kill citizen journalist Cameraman Ahmed Ismael Hassan AlSamadi was shot while covering a peaceful protest in Salmabad by an armed civilian accompanying the formal security forces.
24 February 2012 | Bahrain

Human rights defender renews hunger strike, calls on EU states to take more action

Danish-Bahraini human rights defender Abdulhadi Alkhawaja has entered the fifteenth day of his hunger strike and has written a letter to the Danish Foreign Minister calling on him to take more action on the basis of the EU Guidelines on the protection of human rights defenders around the world.


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