July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
The Egyptian Revolution was one of the most prominent in a wave of protests that swept the Middle East beginning in early 2011. While many countries, including Bahrain, Yemen and Syria also experienced social reverberations that emanated from Tunisia's popular protests, a social movement that some ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
Protests in Syria began as candlelight vigils in early February 2011, a sympathetic response to the escalating rebellion in Egypt. HRW released the first reports of violence against demonstrators on February 9, 2011, and stated that Syrian activists were urging civilians to request more freedoms ...[read more]
July 6, 2013
by Blake Lynch
A Bahrain court on Thursday sentenced 29 protesters to one month in prison for entering Pearl Square, an area that has been heavily fortified since the Bahrain uprising. The area was once the center of opposition activity. Opposition leaders have called for increased protests, inspired by the ...[read more]
July 2, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
A Bahraini high criminal court on Monday acquitted two police officers on trial for the torture of six Shiite doctors during the uprising against the Sunni regime in 2011. The Grand Criminal Court's Third Chamber acquitted the two officers of all charges due to the lack of adequate evidence that ...[read more]
June 4, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
A Bahrain court on Monday issued sentences to three protesters for allegedly taking part in anti-government protests as well as attempting to kill a police officer. The crimes were committed during an attack on police in the Shiite village of Manama which has been a hotbed of anti-government ...[read more]
May 15, 2013
by Addison Morris
A court in Bahrain sentenced six individuals to a year in prison on Wednesday for insulting King Hamad via Twitter. Since the nation's pro-democracy protests in Manama that began in February 2011, activists have used the social media site to report perceived violations. The court found the tweets ...[read more]
May 5, 2013
by Keith Herting
A Bahrain court on Sunday issued 15 year prison sentences to 31 protesters for their role in firebomb attacks as part of anti-government protests, according to a defense lawyer. The sentence came after the protesters were arrested in March and charged with attempted murder, burning police cars, ...[read more]
April 16, 2013
by Blake Lynch
UK-based rights group Privacy International said Tuesday that it is suing the British government for refusing to divulge information concerning surveillance equipment sold by Gamma International. Gamma International is a software company whose FinFinisher software has been used in 25 countries ...[read more]
March 28, 2013
by Daniel Mullen
An appeals court in Bahrain on Thursday vacated convictions for 21 medics who were arrested at a hospital during anti-government protests in 2011. The group of medics were originally charged with taking part in unauthorized demonstrations after treating protesters who were injured by police and ...[read more]
March 28, 2013
by Blake Lynch
Bahrain lawyer Jassim Sarhan confirmed Tuesday that 13 pro-democracy activists were sentenced to 10 years in jail. The sentences arise from attacks by the activists on police officers during recent protests. The activists are among dozens convicted of playing a role in the uprising. This sentence ...[read more]

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