Human Rights

Nabeel Rajab Acquitted

Nabeel Rajab Acquitted

23 Aug, '120 Comments

The Bahrain News Agency is carrying a report that the court has acquitted Nabeel Rajab from defaming and slandering Muharraq citizens. Here’s the release: Court of Appeals Acquits Nabeel Rajab of Defamation and Slandering of Muharraq Citizens 12 : 12 PM – 23/08/2012 Manama, August 23 — (BNA)– The Court of Appeal has cleared activist […]

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Nabeel Rajab

Nabeel Rajab

20 Aug, '122 Comments

I know Nabeel Rajab personally. I have very high respect for him and his ceaseless work to defend human rights and his activism in that regard. Everything I’ve read about him so far supports my conviction that I have not misread the man. The claims levied against him of violence instigation amongst a plethora of […]

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#freesharif – Ebrahim Sharif’s court statement documents political leaders torture and ill treatment

#freesharif – Ebrahim Sharif’s court statement documents political leaders torture and ill treatment

6 Jun, '124 Comments

I can’t but stop and contemplate what real leaders go through to ensure that the rest of us stand a chance of a better life in our own countries. These courageous men and women sacrificed and continue to pay for our freedom; yet, they unjustly languish in jails which are closer to hell than being rehabilitation […]

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Oy! Yates! Still feel safe here?

Oy! Yates! Still feel safe here?

13 Apr, '1215 Comments

He might. I and hundreds of thousands of Bahrainis certainly feel anything but. And no, this is not a feeling that actually is due to the following video, in which police are seen aiding, abetting and participating in the wanton destruction, thieving and ransacking of a Bahraini business. We’ve actually felt that for quite some […]

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Government admits the ineffectiveness of censorship

Government admits the ineffectiveness of censorship

25 Jan, '124 Comments

With six international human rights organizations releasing stinging reports on the freedom of expression in the Arab world, Bahrain was not spared any of that wrath. And deservedly so for the thousands of websites which have been blocked over the past ten years, a campaign which has intensified especially over the last few years. The […]

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