September 29, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
Mohamed al-Maskati, head of the Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights (BYSHR), reported Sunday that a Bahrain court has sentenced 50 defendants to prison terms ranging between five and 15 years in prison, with 20 of the defendants sentenced in absentia. The mass trial was for alleged links to ...[read more]
September 15, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
Bahrain security forces are detaining children without cause and "subjectthem to ill-treatment that may rise to the level of torture," according to a report released Sunday by Human Rights Watch (HRW). Bahrain is specifically accused of violating the Convention on the Rights of the Child, ...[read more]
August 12, 2013
by Endia Vereen
A human rights activist for Frontline Defenders reported Friday that the lawyer representing a Bahraini blogger held by authorities has been detained himself days after alleging his client had been tortured while in police custody. Abdul Aziz Moussa is representing Mohamed Hassan, who acted as a ...[read more]
July 30, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
The National Assembly of Bahrain on Sunday approved laws increasing penalties for those who commit or incite terrorism. The new laws also ban any demonstrations in the nation's capital, Manama. The laws were passed ahead of massive protests planned by the anti-government opposition bloc next ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
font size='3'>The conflict in Libya arose out of protests beginning February 15, 2011, in the eastern city of Benghazi. The protest came as part of a wider protest movement, popularly referred to as the Arab Spring, that spread throughout the Middle East and North Africa. The Arab Spring came to ...[read more]
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]

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