Tag: freedom-of-expression

The minister recants and withdraws case

20 Apr, '071 Comment

Very quickly after lodging an official complaint with the Public Prosecution, the Minister of Electricity and Water has recanted and withdrawn the libel case against a municipal councillor after mediation efforts by the councilor’s colleagues. استجاب وزير الكهرباء الشيخ عبد الله بن سلمان آل خليفة للجهود المكثفة التي قام بها رئيسا مجلسي بلدي الشمالية والوسطى […]

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mum’s the word

19 Apr, '0712 Comments

This sounds SO familiar! وقال العضو البلدي ربيع في رده على الاتهام الموجه له: أنا قلت ما قلت من باب ممارسة دوري الرقابي الذي يكفله الدستور لي كمواطن وكعضو بلدي، وقد ناشدت جلالة الملك بالتدخل لإصلاح أوضاع الوزارة إصلاحاً كلياً. وأكد «أنا لم أهن أية سلطة، وإنما كنت أمارس دوري الرقابي، وهدفي كان الصالح العام […]

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Case Deferred

17 Apr, '0722 Comments

We went to the court this morning with a number of people already present and offered their support. But due to the main judge’s family bereavement, for which I would like to offer my sincere condolences to Shaikh Mohammed bin Ali on the passing of his mother, the case has been administratively deferred to be […]

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Thoughts on tomorrow

16 Apr, '0727 Comments

Thank you all for your unstinting support. I truly appreciate it. What I want to emphasize, if I may, this is not really a case against Mahmood Al-Yousif as much as it is a case against the tenets of the freedom of expression. We, the people, should not be cowed into a status of never […]

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At the High Court at 9:30 for 10:00

16 Apr, '0715 Comments

We’re all gathering tomorrow morning at the Court building at 9:30. Cases are looked at starting at 10:00am. It’s a freedom of expression case, any way you look at it. Please show your opposition to attempts to stifle this freedom by being there. Thank you.

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