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Bahrain: NGOs call for release of human rights defender Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja on 7th anniversary of his arrest

5 April, 2018

0405-April-2018 Seven years ago this month, renowned human rights defender Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja was dragged from his home in Bahrain, tortured, tried in a military court, and sentenced to life in prison for his peaceful role in 2011 protests. Today, 05 April, ...

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Bahrain: On 7th anniversary of beginning of popular movement, NGOs call for end to systematic targeting of human rights defenders and journalists

14 February, 2018

14-February-2018 On the 7th anniversary of the peaceful popular movement of the Bahraini people which started on 14 February 2011, the undersigned NGOs call on the international community to help free human rights defenders in Bahrain, some of whom are jailed ...

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Bahrain| The Court of Cassation upholds the 2 years prison sentence against human rights defender Nabeel Rajab

16 January, 2018

Cairo 16 January, 2018 The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) condemned the decision of the Court of Cassation yesterday to uphold the prison sentence of prominent human rights defender and founder of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights Nabeel ...

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Bahrain: Human rights defender Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja faces reprisals in detention after protesting poor prison conditions

19 December, 2017

19-December-2017 One of Bahrain’s most prominent human rights defenders, Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, who is serving a life sentence for his human rights work, has protested unfair prison regulations. We, the undersigned, call for his release from prison, and barring that, for improved ...

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Bahrain: 2 Prisoners of Opinion of the Same Family Experience Abuse & Violations

10 October, 2017

Cairo: 10 October 2017 The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), today, condemned the Bahraini  authorities’ clear rigidity and arbitrary actions against the blogger and human rights activist “Rawan Sanqour”  inside the women's prison in “Isa Town”, as she ...

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Bahrain: Faisal Hayat Faces New Harassment

10 September, 2017

Cairo: 10 September 2017 The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) condemns the harassment that the Bahraini media professional and journalist Faisal Hayat is facing. The Bahraini Prosecution summoned Faisal on Saturday, September 9, for investigation over the charges ...

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Bahrain: The life of WHRD Ebtisam al-Saegh at risk after going on hunger strike to protest her detention

13 July, 2017

Cairo: July 13, 2017 The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) renewed today its demand to release detained Bahraini human rights activist Ebtisam al-Saegh . ANHRI holds the Bahraini authorities responsible for al-Saegh’s safety, as she entered an open hunger strike ...

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ANHRI condemns the detention of Bahraini rights defender Ebtisam Al-Saegh for the fourth time

4 July, 2017

Cairo: 4 July, 2017 Today, the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) said that Bahrain’s government exploits the ongoing conflict between some Gulf governments to launch a mass campaign of repression and violations against human rights and democracy defenders. ...

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Bahrain: Suspension of Al-Wasat newspaper is a flagrant violation of freedom of opinion and information

5 June, 2017

Cairo: 5 June, 2017 The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) deprecated the decision issued, yesterday, by Bahrain’s Minister of Information Affairs to suspend “Al-Wasat” independent newspaper. ANHRI said “The Minister of Information Affairs’ decision to suspend “Al-Wasat” newspaper ...

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ANHRI: Bahrain uses the judiciary to crack down on rights defenders

1 June, 2017

The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) vehemently decried the ruling issued yesterday (Wednesday) by Bahrain’s Supreme Administrative Court to dissolve the National Democracy Action Society (Wa'ad) and liquidate its funds. ANHRI said, “The ruling constitutes a blatant violation ...

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