Bahrain

Bahrainis stage demo in solidarity with Sheikh Qassim

Dozens of people have staged separate demonstrations in Bahrain to support distinguished Shia Muslim cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim and condemn the ongoing crackdown on pro-democracy activists. Protesters took to the streets ...

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Bahraini court upholds dissolution of Wefaq

A Bahraini appeals court has upheld an earlier decision to dissolve the main Shia opposition group in the Persian Gulf country as the Manama regime presses ahead with its crackdown ...

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Bahrain to try 11 activists over alleged attempt to kill policeman

Bahrain’s authorities will put on trial 11 anti-regime activists for their involvement in an alleged plot to kill a police officer, prosecutors say. Bahrain’s prosecution said on Wednesday that 11 activists ...

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Nine Shia Bahraini Hajj pilgrims detained in Saudi Arabia

A Bahraini human rights group says authorities in Saudi Arabia have arrested nine Shia Bahraini Muslims in the kingdom after they had performed Hajj rituals, refusing to provide any information ...

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EU, rights groups urge Bahrain to end crackdown on dissidents

The EU and the 35-member UN Human Rights Council have urged Bahrain to end its heavy-handed crackdown on political dissent. Slovakia’s permanent representative to the UN office in Geneva Fedor Rosocha, whose ...

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Sheikh Salman to UN: Make Bahrain stop persecuting Shias

The secretary general of Bahrain’s al-Wefaq National Islamic Society has called on the UN high commissioner for human rights to put an end to Manama’s persecution of Shia Muslims. The imprisoned ...

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Bahrain adjourns trial of three Shia clerics

Bahraini judiciary officials have postponed the trial of three Shia clerics amid the Al Khalifah regime’s heavy-handed crackdown against prominent figures and followers of the majority religious community in the ...

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US urges Bahrain to free jailed rights campaigner Nabeel Rajab

The United States has called on the Bahraini regime to release prominent rights activist, Nabeel Rajab, citing “concerns” over silencing dissidents in the Persian Gulf country. “We call on the government ...

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Bahrain must release Nabeel Rajab: Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called on countries who “support peaceful activism” to pressure Bahrain into releasing human rights campaigner Nabeel Rajab. On Sunday, the group called for Rajab’s release while ...

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Bahraini courts sentence 18 citizens to years in prison

Bahraini courts have handed down jail terms to 18 people over a range of allegations, among them attacks against police, as the Al Khalifah regime presses ahead with its crackdown ...

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