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Elias Al-Mulla: Stage 3 Cancer Patient Suffering in Bahrain’s Prison and Denied Medical Reports

Elias Al-Mulla: Stage 3 Cancer Patient Suffering in Bahrain’s Prison and Denied Medical Reports

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) expresses great concern over the wellbeing and access to medical care of the detainee Elias Faisal Al-Mulla, who is suffering from stage 3 colon cancer, and whose family is unable to get consistent up to date reports of his medical status. Elias Faisal ...

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Bahrain gives powers to intelligence agents to detain dissidents

In this file photo, a policeman arrests Bahraini human rights activist Said Yousif during his march towards Eker village, Bahrain. (Photo by Reuters)

Bahraini authorities have restored the right to arrest human rights campaigners and political dissidents to intelligence agents as the ruling Al Khalifah family is pressing ahead with its heavy crackdown on public demands for reforms, democracy and an elected government. The head of public prosecution, Ahmed al-Dosari, announced in a decree ...

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Bahraini court summons top cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim

Regime forces in Bahrain have handed a warrant to prominent cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim to appear in court, after clashing with his supporters. Bahraini police forces used tear gas against Sheikh Qassim’s supporters around his residence in the western Diraz region of the country in a brutal effort to gain ...

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Bahrain Authorities Ban Friday Prayers in Diraz for 28th Week

Bahraini authorities continue to prevent citizens from performing the largest Friday prayers for the 28th week. Al-Manar correspondent reported that regime forces applied heavy measures, blocking streets leading to Imam Sadeq Mosque in the besieged town of Diraz. Diraz has been since June witnessing a sit-in by dozens of citizens, ...

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Bahrain Sentences Shaykh Ali Salmaan to 9 Years in Jail

Bahrain’s appeals court has ruled to uphold a nine-year jail sentence handed down to senior Shia opposition cleric, Sheikh Ali Salman, despite widespread criticism both at home and abroad against his imprisonment. A judicial source said the verdict was issued during a Monday trial session. On the eve of the ...

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Bahrain: Isle of Imprisoned Children and Razed Mosques

All aspects of the conflict in Bahrain can easily—and erroneously—be framed in sectarian terms: An overwhelming Shia Muslim majority is ruled by a Sunni Muslim royal family who bestow privileged, expedited citizenship on (Sunni) foreign nationals. These non-Bahrainis are then employed in the security sector to enforce authoritarian rule and ...

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The Island of Torture

The Duke of York will be the keynote speaker at a conference in London this Friday celebrating Bahrain as a place of religious freedom and tolerance of divergent opinions. Speaking during a visit to Bahrain last month, he said: “I believe that what’s happening in Bahrain is a source of ...

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