Human Rights

Defamation case thrown out by High Court

6 Jun, '076 Comments

The High Court dismissed a defamation case brought by the president of the Arabian Gulf University Dr Rafia Ghubash against journalist Hisham Al-Zayani. I wish to offer my congratulations to Mr. Al-Zayani for winning the case, even though the decision has taken over 2 years to be determined. This rare victory for the written word […]

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HRW’s letter to His Majesty

HRW’s letter to His Majesty

4 Jun, '070 Comments

Letter to His Majesty Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa on Abuses Allegedly Committed by Security Forces We write to you with regard to the detention and alleged severe beating of Mr. Ali Sa`id al-Khabaz and Mr. Hassan Yusif Hamid and other abuses allegedly committed by Anti-Riot Police or other security forces on Monday, May […]

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CNN: Poverty in Bahrain

3 Jun, '07100 Comments

Lulu once again has an excellent opinion which is well worth reading: Hala Gorani, presenter of “Inside the Middle East,” apparently was in Bahrain, interviewing Shi’a poor villagers, Nabeel Rajab, and a couple of government Ministers. The program started with an assertion that Bahrain, despite being one of the world’s richest countries in terms of […]

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Loving thy country

Loving thy country

29 May, '0790 Comments

I’m not sure what the Ministry of the Interior wants to achieve by its continuous excessive use of force. If this is their idea of instilling love for the country, they failed; if it is their intention to protect public and private property, they failed, their habitual use of tear gas and rubber bullets and […]

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Al-Dana owner convicted of involuntary manslaughter

Al-Dana owner convicted of involuntary manslaughter

24 May, '0711 Comments

المحكمة فقالت في حيثيات حكمها: «ننوه إلى أن بشاعة وفظاعة ما أثاره المتهمان من جرم واستهانتهما واستخفافهما بأقدار ومصائر الناس، وما سببه من حزن وألم خيّم على مملكتنا الحبيبة، وبقاع عدة في الأرض، لا يدع لهذه المحكمة المجال لإعمال أي قسط من الرأفة، وهو ما تقضي معه المحكمة بالحد الأقصى لعقوبة الجريمة الأشد، وهي القتل […]

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