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Bahrain jails political activists

Bahrain jails political activists

31 Jan, '079 Comments

A court in Bahrain on Wednesday sent two political activists to jail for possessing leaflets calling for a boycott of recent legislative elections, their lawyer said. Mohammed Saeed Al Sahlawi, a dentist, received a one-year jail sentence while insurance executive Hussein al Hibshi was sentenced to six months in prison, lawyer Mohammed Ahmad told AFP. […]

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Please sign the petition to release the Bahraini prisoners of conscience

Please sign the petition to release the Bahraini prisoners of conscience

20 Jan, '0714 Comments

A letter is being sent to His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa petitioning his majesty to stand with the freedoms of expression guarantees by his constitution and to release the two prisoners of conscience: Dr. Mohammed Saeed and Hussain Abdulaziz. Both gentlemen are being accused of a plethora of traitorous offenses which could land […]

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2006 Press Freedom Index released

8 Jan, '0726 Comments

There is marginal improvement in this year’s Bahrain Press Freedom Index released by RSF. In 2006 we gained a few places up to 111, but to put this rank in perspective, I have compiled the following table to show how bad our position is compared to Kuwait, the Emirates and Qatar: What affected our rank […]

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First ministerial lapse of reason of the season

First ministerial lapse of reason of the season

22 Dec, '0617 Comments

And it belongs to (tat tarat taraaaaa): أكد وزير شؤون البلديات والزراعة منصور بن رجب حق أعضاء مجلس النواب في‮ ‬مساءلة الوزارة،‮ ‬قائلاً‮: »‬لا‮ ‬يوجد أي‮ ‬تقصير من وزارة البلديات بخصوص تجمع الأمطار التي‮ ‬هطلت على المملكة مؤخراً‮«‬،‮ ‬مضيفاً‮ ‬أن‮ »‬أي‮ ‬تقصير من الوزارة سنعترف به‮«.‬ جاء ذلك على خلفية ما‮ ‬يتوارد من أنباء حول […]

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Release Abdelkareem Soliman

Release Abdelkareem Soliman

13 Nov, '065 Comments

Abdelkareem Nabil Soliman is a 22-year-old Egyptian blogger who has been arrested by authorities in Alexandria, Egypt. Abdelkareem first received international attention in early 2006 when he was kicked out of Al Azhar University for posts he wrote on his blog. During that first incident, he was detained by police but eventually released. Despite his […]

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