Tag: human-rights

The Last Information Minister

7 Jul, '054 Comments

Anas Mohammed Al-Rasheed Remember his name well, because it is a person with this vision and courage that is sorely missing in Bahrain at the moment. Anas Al-Rasheed is the new Kuwaiti Information Minister, and his stated goal in his new position is to CLOSE the Ministry of Information! Kuwait’s new information minister has a […]

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Activist should not be punished for denouncing abuse

3 Jun, '051 Comment

A leading human rights organisation is urging the Bahraini government to drop the charges against a woman’s rights activist set to be tried on Saturday for criticisng family court judges. Ghada Jamsheer faces up to 15 years in prison for three incidents of alleged “slander” over her criticism of how women are treated by the […]

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Reports land journalist in the dock

30 May, '053 Comments

A 52-year-old Bahraini journalist is being prosecuted for allegedly writing for a newspaper abroad without government permission. He should have had official permission from the Information Ministry, the Lower Criminal Court heard. The defendant, a journalist for nearly 30 years, is charged with illegally working as a correspondent for a Kuwaiti newspaper. He admitted at […]

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The Truth & Reconcilliation time is NOW

The Truth & Reconcilliation time is NOW

27 May, '0512 Comments

ضحايا التعذيب يطاردون الجلادين في جنيف, originally uploaded by wardat_elbahrain. Over 5,000 people attended a seminar organised by both the dissolved Bahrain Centre for Human Rights and the Committee Supporting Victims of Torture in Bilad Al-Qadeem near Manama to discuss the results of the recent United Nations report on torture in Bahrain. You can see […]

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Swedish Cookies

15 May, '050 Comments

In Sweden, a website cannot use cookies by law unless the site offers the user the option not to use them. A dislaimer must be shown on any site so that the visitor’s privacy is protected: Today, July 25, 2003, the Electronic Communication Act (“the Act”) enters into force. A practical effect of the Act […]

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