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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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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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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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