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Bahrain: US Presses Ahead with Arms Sale Despite Ongoing Violations

US Presses Ahead with Arms Sale Despite Ongoing Violations No Investigation into Past Misuse of US-origin Helicopters, Armored Vehicles, and Rifles [Manama] On 11 May 2012, the US State Department announced it would proceed with an arms sale to Bahrain. … Continue reading

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The Case of The Missing Interview with Nabeel Rajab, Head of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights

This article should have contained an interview with the Head of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) Nabeel Rajab, who was arrested on 7 May, three days before our planned meeting in Manama, Bahrain. Due to the fact that … Continue reading

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Bahrain activist says charge over tweets ‘vindictive’

DUBAI — Prominent Bahraini rights activist Nabeel Rajab told a court on Wednesday that a charge that he tweeted insults against the government was “vindictive,” as dozens of lawyers turned up to defend him. “The charge against me is vindictive … Continue reading

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Bahrain Medics Show Trial: This Is Not Syria, Therefore No Western Outcry

By Finian Cunningham – Bahrain’s disgraceful show trial of medical staff is set to continue, with news this week that 20 doctors and nurses are to be retried in a civilian court on trumped-up charges of subversion against the US-backed … Continue reading

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Why Bahrain is not Syria

By Pepe Escobar How poignant that the first anniversary of a true Arab pro-democracy movement in the Persian Gulf – then ruthlessly crushed – falls on February 14, when Valentine’s Day is celebrated in the West. Talk about a doomed … Continue reading

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Bahrain activists may be charged for webpostings

(AP) MANAMA, Bahrain — Bahrain is stepping up pressure on anti-government activists ahead of elections this week, warning they could face jail for posting Web messages urging protests or other acts of dissent. The Interior Ministry statement is part of … Continue reading

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Bahrain, Striking Doctors free due to Solidarity – Concerns regarding their Trial remain.

Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) reports today, that the striking Medical Doctors were released due to outpouring national and international solidarity. Concerns however, remain with respect to their trial and eventual sentencing, due to the outrageous character of the … Continue reading

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