Bahrain - Alerts
Police arrested demonstrators and used tear gas and stun grenades to suppress peaceful protests erupting in various Bahraini villages.
The activist was protesting alone at a roundabout despite her leg being in a cast from a previous assault.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
Nabeel Rajab now finds himself facing four different charges, all placed on him in the last 30 days.
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.
Ahmed Radhi, who criticised the country's proposed union with Saudi Arabia was seized from his home near Manama and his whereabouts remain unknown.
Rajab was arrested upon arrival at the Bahrain airport on charges of "participating in an illegal assembly and calling others to join".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Abdulhadi Alkhawaja has entered his 56th day of a hunger strike and is now in a critical phase where his life is at stake.
Cameraman Ahmed Ismael Hassan AlSamadi was shot while covering a peaceful protest in Salmabad by an armed civilian accompanying the formal security forces.
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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.