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Libel case going ahead

13 Feb, '0737 Comments

Unfortunately the mediation between the minister of municipalities and agriculture and myself to resolve the dispute and perceived libel has not been successful. I have demonstrated my good will over the last few days by amending the original article, but that it seems is not enough for the right honourable gentleman. The minister wants to […]

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Do what I preach, not what I do

Do what I preach, not what I do

13 Feb, '070 Comments

Imagine how my jaw dropped when I read the following in this morning’s Al-Waqt: “كان من الأفضل للموظف المتضرر اللجوء إلى مكتب الوزير قبل القضاء” Which translates to “It would have been better for the wronged employee to have sought the minister’s office before going to the courts” Who said that! None but the effervescent […]

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BCHR first to declare support in libel case

12 Feb, '070 Comments

I am indebted to the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights for being the very first organisation to offer me their unstinting support in the libel case brought against me by the minister of municipalities and agriculture and releasing a statement to that effect. My neglect to mention this fact is my personal stinking brain-fart so […]

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Bahrain Journalists Sydicate Statement of Support

12 Feb, '0713 Comments

I am very grateful for the statement by the Bahrain Journalists Syndicate released to the press today in which they express unequivocal support to Bahraini journalists and writers who have been penalised for simply voicing their opinions which are supposed to be be guaranteed by our Constitution. I am also very grateful indeed to everyone […]

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Out on bail

Out on bail

8 Feb, '0790 Comments

UPDATE: 9feb07@09:28 It seems that this story is coming to an amicable conclusion due to sincere efforts of intermediaries in the next couple of days, where the plaintiff is said to have accepted to drop the case against Mahmood Al-Yousif in return for removing certain words from the original post published on Dec 22nd, 2006. […]

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