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Bahrain Court Gives Life Sentence to Eight Anti-regime activists

A court in Bahrain has sentenced eight anti-regime protesters to life imprisonment and handed down prison sentences to several others as the ruling Al Khalifah regime presses ahead with its heavy-handed clampdown on political dissidents and pro-democracy campaigners in the Persian Gulf kingdom. On Wednesday, the First High Criminal Court ...

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Al-Wefaq: Top Israeli Rabbi’s Invitation Marks Al Khalifah’s Hostility towards Bahrainis

Bahrain’s main opposition group, the al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, has strongly condemned the participation of a senior Israeli rabbi at a purported religious event in the Persian Gulf kingdom, arguing that his invitation attests to the ruling Al Khalifah regime’s hostility towards the Bahraini nation. Al-Wefaq said in a statement ...

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Bahrain Crackdown: Jaw Prison Detainees Poisoned with Rotten Iftar Meals

Bahraini local sources reported that a huge number of detainees in notorious Jaw Prison were food-poisoned on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 because of rotten iftar [breakfast after fasting the whole day during the month of Ramadan] meals served by the prison’s administration. The sources further added that the detainees in ...

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Pakistan Takes Steps to Ensure Stability in Common Border with Iran: FM

Qureshi on Saturday briefed the media on steps taken by the country to strengthen security along its porous border with Iran a day before the Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan is due to arrive in Iran for a long-awaited visit. He told journalists in a press conference in Islamabad that ...

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Bahraini citizens from all walls

Bahraini citizens from all walks of life once again poured into the streets in various parts of the Persian Gulf country on the first day of 2019 to voice their outrage over the Al Khalifa regime’s continued crackdown on dissidents. During the demonstrations, held on Tuesday, the Bahraini people called ...

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Bahraini authorities harass Nabeel Rajab in prison

The official Twitter account of prominent Bahraini human rights activist and political prisoner, Nabeel Rajab, said that the authorities of Central Jaw Prison, have exercised exceptional harassment against him. AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): The official Twitter account of prominent Bahraini human rights activist and political prisoner, Nabeel Rajab, said that the ...

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Bahrainis mark Martyrs’ Day

Hundreds have been taking to the streets across Bahrain to mark the country’s 24th Martyrs’ Day commemorations. AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): Hundreds have been taking to the streets across Bahrain to mark the country’s 24th Martyrs’ Day commemorations. Protesters marched through a number of towns and villages, holding up posters of ...

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Bahrain Sentences Opposition Leader to Life in Jail

Alwaght– Bahraini regime has sentenced three senior opposition members into life in prison on Sunday, in another blow to freedom of expression in the West-backed Persian Gulf kingdom. A statement from Bahrain’s public prosecutor said the court sentenced Sheikh Ali Salman, Sheikh Hassan Sultan and Ali Alaswad, members of the ...

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Bahrain Crackdown: Activist Deported By the Netherlands Arrested at Home

Human rights activists reported that Bahraini officials arrested political dissident Ali Shuwaikh, whom Dutch authorities deported earlier this month after turning down his asylum request, as the ruling Al Khalifah regime presses ahead with its heavy-handed crackdown on pro-democracy activists in the kingdom. The activists further added that the regime ...

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Bahraini cleric’s continued detention political revenge: Wefaq

Imprisoned Bahraini Shia Muslim cleric Sheikh Hassan Issa (file photo) Bahrain’s main Shia opposition group, the al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, has denounced the continued imprisonment of its prominent leader and former lawmaker Sheikh Hassan Issa as “political revenge.” Al-Wefaq, in a statement released on Saturday, demanded Sheikh Issa’s immediate release, noting the ...

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