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Bahrain Journalists Sydicate Statement of Support

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 who called and wrote to offer their support both locally and internationally. This support is much needed at the moment. I …

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Out on bail

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. Thanks to everyone for their unstinting support and friendship.and BD500 poorer. I went to the Public Prosecution office this morning …

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INTERROGATED!

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. I was received in a professional manner and the gentleman chatting with me – I can’t call it an interrogation really, …

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First ministerial lapse of reason of the season

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 مساءلة وزيري‮ ‬شؤون البلديات ووزير الأشغال والإسكان من قبل مجلس النواب بسبب الأضرار التي‮ ‬خلفتها الأمطار على بعض الأسر البحرينيAl-Ayam …

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Rights groups back activist

TWO international human rights organisations have condemned charges filed against women’s rights activist Ghada Jamsheer. Ms Jamsheer, who heads the Women’s Petition Committee says she will go to jail rather than be silenced. Human Rights Watch and the Arab Programme for Human Rights Activists (APHRA) have each called for all charges against her to be dropped. Ms Jamsheer, who heads the Women’s Petition Committee, is accused of defaming three judges in three separate cases. The judges …

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