Tag: freedoms

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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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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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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INTERROGATED!

INTERROGATED!

7 Feb, '0770 Comments

I was a guest of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in Adliya this morning. I was called yesterday and asked – very politely – to present myself at the CID’s Anti-Economic Crimes Unit “for a chat and some tea” which I accepted with alacrity and with not a little trepidation. The fear; however, was unfounded. […]

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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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