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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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UN Urges Bahrain to Stop Stifling Activists, Women

United Nations human rights experts called on Bahrain Thursday to end the repression of activists, restrictions on freedom of expression and discrimination against women. Bahrain has cracked down on perceived threats since Arab Spring protests in 2011. Protesters have clashed frequently with security forces, who have been targeted in many ...

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Closed door trial for Palestinian teen who slapped Israeli soldier

The closely watched trial of a Palestinian girl for slapping and punching two Israeli soldiers opened before an Israeli military court in the West Bank on Tuesday, but the judge ordered all proceedings to be held behind closed doors in a case that has drawn wide criticism of Israel for ...

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