Tag: freedom-of-speech

Libel case to be heard in the High Criminal Court!

Libel case to be heard in the High Criminal Court!

12 Apr, '0753 Comments

I received a summons yesterday delivered to my home instructing me to present myself at the High Criminal Court next Tuesday (17 April 2007) charged under both the Penal Code (3/92, 364, 365) and the Press & Publications Law 47/2002 (3/4, 72, 77) in the defamation case brought against me by a sitting minister; H. […]

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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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Freedom of Speech on the wane in Bahrain

Freedom of Speech on the wane in Bahrain

11 Feb, '073 Comments

Al-Wasat‘s cartoon today is rather appropriate and indicative of what a large part of society is feeling: Two supposed journalists are asking the person in the middle for a statement, and you can see what the poor guy in the middle (society?) is thinking of if they do dare open his mouth. Has treading carefully […]

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Enemies of the State

Enemies of the State

1 Feb, '0712 Comments

Bahrainis Dr. Mohammed Saeed and Hussain Al-Habshi start serving their time in prison today for voicing their political opinions. The first for a year, the second for 6 months. Isolated from their jobs, their families and their community simply for voicing a political opinion which the government interpreted as tantamount to carrying arms and forcibly […]

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