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Shaikh Isa Qasim Sentenced. Now what?

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After more than a year or toing and froing, Shaikh Isa Qasim, Hussain Alqassab and Mirza Aldurazi get a suspended sentence of one year in jail, three years probation, the appropriation of over BD 3 million collected as “khums” – a religious tax of 20% of surplus profits given by followers of the Shia tradition in alms to be distributed to the poor via vouched for clerics – and the appropriation also of two properties registered …

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Nabeel Rajab Acquitted

Nabeel Rajab Acquitted

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The Bahrain News Agency is carrying a report that the court has acquitted Nabeel Rajab from defaming and slandering Muharraq citizens. Here’s the release:Court of Appeals Acquits Nabeel Rajab of Defamation and Slandering of Muharraq Citizens 12 : 12 PM – 23/08/2012 Manama, August 23 — (BNA)– The Court of Appeal has cleared activist Nabeel Rajab of the charges filed versus him by a group of citizens from Muharraq. Rajab was accused of publically slandering …

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Mixed messages

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This is on Al-Wasat‘s front page this morning:On the right, the Crown Prince inaugurates the building of a low income community of 444 much needed houses in Malkiya, one of the Bahraini fishing villages. While on the left, a picture of two children of 12 years old sitting on a bench inside the court in which they were convicted of the crimes of possession of inflammable material, rioting and participating in an unlawful gathering. Twelve …

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Mistrial?

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You might have heard that there is a trial taking place in Bahrain in which 25 Bahrainis are accused of crimes against the state, everything from sedition through to terrorism and incitement against the regime, all of which carry rather heavy sentences. You might have also heard that a gag order has been imposed on the media, guaranteeing the absence of transparency and making for the fertile grounds of continued suppositions and incorrect allegations by the …

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Daily Tribune trumps the multitude of incumbents, puts them to shame

Daily Tribune trumps the multitude of incumbents, puts them to shame

If you’re in Bahrain, you must be aware of the infamous “terrorism plotters” case, of whom my friend and fellow blogger Ali Abdulemam is one of the accused. This case, like others like it, has the now customary gag order by the court which the cowardly press go to great lengths to “respect”, rather than do their duty and challenge such a draconian measure. So it’s with quite some pleasure that I read the following coverage …

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