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Human Rights Organizations: Several Gravely Wounded During Security Forces’ Sudden Attack on Peaceful Protesters in Al-Duraz

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A number of Bahraini human rights organizations have stated in a joint statement that “The government’s sudden attack on peaceful protesters’ sit-in around the residence of the Shiite leader Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim early on Thursday morning,  January 26th, 2017, has resulted in many casualties, with one individual being gravely injured. The targeted 17-year-old, Mustafa Hamdan, was transferred to the ...

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A Young Man Shot in the Head by Security Forces is in Critical Condition

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Al-Duraz – Bahraini security forces have unexpectedly attacked and seriously wounded a number of protesters on Thursday, January 27th, 2017, who were gathered in the village of Al-Duraz. Seventeen-year-old Mustafa Hamdan was one of the youths injured in the attack, and he sustained a gunshot wound to the head. According to Mustafa’s family, their son is still anesthetized, and he ...

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NGOs Urges UK PM to Consider Pressing Human Rights Concerns in GCC Summit

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SALAM for Democracy and Human Rights, Bahrain Center for Human Rights, Bahrain Forum for Human Rights, Gulf Institute for Human Rights, The European-Bahraini Organization for Human Rights, and the Bahraini-German Organization for Human Rights and Democracy dispatched a jointly-signed letter to the UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, pressing her to use her time at the upcoming GCC Summit to work ...

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Sickle Cell Anemia Patient, Detainee Jasem Alayan Goes on Hunger Strike

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Karranah – According to the mother of detainee Jasem Alayan, her son, who suffers from severe sickle cell anemia, has gone on an open hunger strike since Tuesday, November 29th, 2016, to protest against the Bahraini authorities’ insistence on depriving him of urgent medical treatment and preventing him from seeing a hematologist. Human rights activist Ebtesam AlSaegh added that according ...

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A Moroccan Felon Perpetrated the Attack Against Female Bahraini Prisoners of Opinion

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Bahraini human rights activist Ebtesam AlSaegh has confirmed that a Moroccan female prisoner convicted of a criminal offense perpetrated the attack against three female Bahraini prisoners of opinion incarcerated at the Isa Town Women’s Prison a few days ago. The families of three prisoners of opinion, Tayba Ismail, Tayba Darwish, and Maasouma AlSayyid, affirmed that their daughters received death threats and ...

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Report: Bahraini Authorities Continue to Target Medical Professionals: Dr. AlSamahiji’s Prison Sentence Upheld

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On September 7th, 2016, Bahrain’s appeals court upheld a one year prison sentence issued against Dr. Said AlSamahiji, after charging him with “insulting a neighboring country”. Sixty-three-year-old Dr. AlSamahiji is an ophthalmologist. Bahraini authorities have been targeting medical professionals, including Dr. AlSamahiji, since the beginning of the Bahraini people’s demands in democratic transformation in 2011, and this is the fourth ...

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Bahrain Sentences Detainee Yousuf AlEskafi to 1 Year, for a Total of 8 Years in Prison & Citizenship Revocation

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AlBilaq AlQadeem – Bahrain’s judiciary has sentenced detainee Yousuf Aqeel AlEskafi to one year in prison. It is worth noting that Bahraini security forces arrested Yousuf on January 28th, 2016, and he was sentenced to 7 years in prison in addition to citizenship revocation for allegedly establishing an “armed militia” with 14 other detainees.  

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Bahrain Postpones the Appeal of Detainee Saeed AlHayki, Sentenced to 48 Years

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Samaheej – On October 30th, 2016, Bahrain’s judiciary postponed the appeal of detainee Saeed AlHayki until sometime in November. Detainee Saeed AlHayki, a Saudi national residing in the Bahraini village of Samaheej, and a father of three young children, has been sentenced to over 48 years in prison. Bahraini security forces had arrested him during the holy month of Ramadan ...

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Bahrain’s Judiciary Postpones the Appeal of Four Damistan Detainees

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Damistan – Bahrain’s judiciary has postponed the appeal of four detainees from the village of Damistan until November 16th, 2016. The four detainees in this case were charged with “illegal assembly”, and they were sentenced to three years in prison. The names of the detainees are as follows, Ahmad Mohamed Abdullah Mohamed, detained since May 8th, 2015. Detainee Ahmad has ...

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Detainee Mohamed AbdelHussein Basira’s Appeal Postponed

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AlBilad AlQadeem – Bahrain’s judiciary has postponed the appeal of detainee Mohamed AbdelHussein Basira until November 16th, 2016. Detainee Mohamed was arrested by government forces from the courthouse on May 22nd, 2016, and he was later sentenced to three years in prison.

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