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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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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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King’s Freedom of Expression Vow Ignored

King’s Freedom of Expression Vow Ignored

1 Mar, '078 Comments

No sooner than our king vowing to protect the freedoms of expression in Bahrain, than we get yet another journalist dragged in for questioning by the public prosecutor! The honour this time goes to Ja’afer Al-Jamri of Al-Wasat with a complaint brought against him by a government ex-employee for libel even though it has been […]

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Sad day for freedom of expression

Sad day for freedom of expression

22 Feb, '0724 Comments

This is a very sad day for the freedom of expression in the Middle East: Egyptian Blogger Sentenced to Prison ALEXANDRIA, Egypt — An Egyptian blogger was convicted of insulting Islam and President Hosni Mubarak and sentenced to four years in prison on Thursday in Egypt’s first prosecution of a blogger. Abdel Kareem Nabil, a […]

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