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Human rights activists at side event on torture and reprisals in Bahrain stress need for UN mechanisms to take action and support for victims

2017-03-25

Geneva - The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) hosted a side event entitled “Torture, Physical Coercion and Reprisals in Bahrain” during the 34th session of the United Nations Human Rights…

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BAHRAIN: After 282 days of arbitrary detention, human rights defender Nabeel Rajab’s trial postponed once again

2017-03-23

On 22 March 2017, Manama’s Fifth High Criminal Court postponed again Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab’s trial in the Twitter case, in clear contempt of international human rights…

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Bahrain: Torture, Physical Coercion and Reprisals in Bahrain Belie Commitment to Reform, says new report

2017-03-20

Impunity for torture and other abuses against human rights defenders continues in Bahrain, according to a new report by the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) prepared with the assistance of Dorsey &…

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Bahrain: Human rights defenders in exile threatened, along with their families, while ongoing court cases continue against other defenders

2017-03-11

While attention is focused on Bahrain’s human rights record at the 34th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) this month, Bahraini human rights defenders continue to suffer…

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Bahrain: Human rights defender Nabeel Rajab remains in jail facing 18 years in prison for two of his ongoing cases

2017-03-01

Prominent Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab was back in court this week on two cases related to tweets and media interviews about human rights violations in Bahrain, for which he faces 18 years…

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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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