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Bahrain Authorities Arrest Blogger and Rights Activist Zainab Al-Khawaja During Protest in Manama

December 15, 2011

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BAHRAIN.— Authorities have arrested blogger and human rights activist Zainab Al-Khawaja after security forces clashed with protesters during a demonstration in Manama. Al-Khawaja, daughter of a prominent opposition leader, and several other women had refused to leave a sit-in in the Budaiya roundabout. Al-Khawaja was handcuffed and taken away by police along with one other […]

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Teenager Killed by Police Car During Demonstration in Bahrain

November 26, 2011

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BAHRAIN.— Hundreds of mourners gathered for the funeral of a teenage protester who was killed by a police vehicle during a demonstration in Juffair, Manama. The funeral procession for the 16-year-old victim was broken up by security forces firing tear gas into the crowds. Several people collapsed from tear gas inhalation. Alledgedly, Ali Youssef Bagdar […]

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Released Bahraini Poet Forced to Sign Over Freedom of Speech as a Condition of Release

July 16, 2011

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BAHRAIN.— The Bahraini government has released Ayat al-Qurmozi, a Muslim poet, who was sentenced to one year in prison for reciting a poem critiquing the country’s ruling family. In February, the twenty-year-old teacher trainee, a student at the Teacher’s College of Bahrain, attended a pro-democracy rally in the Pearl Roundabout where she read a poem […]

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Protesters Sentenced to Death in Bahrain Following Recent Protests

May 15, 2011

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BAHRAIN– Four men accused of killing two policemen during anti-government protests last month have been sentenced to death in Bahrain. On April 28, Ali Abdullah Hassan al-Sankis, Qassim Hassan Matar, Saeed Abduljalil Saeed and Adbulaziz Abdulridha Ibrahim Hussain were sentenced to death by a military court although they are civilians, the trial was conducted behind […]

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