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Nabeel Rajab, who was imprisoned for a tweet he sent, has been allowed to serve the remainder of his sentence outside of prison.

Prominent political leaders and rights activists with underlying health conditions have been excluded from a mass release of detainees from Bahrain's jails.

Bahrain follows US lead on executions

Brian Dooley

Bahrain follows US lead on executions

Comment: Western government myopia means it's easier - in the short term, to stay silent about Bahrain's executions, than to cause a diplomatic fuss, writes Brian Dooley.

'Fake news': Bahrain detains lawyer for anti-government tweets

The New Arab

'Fake news': Bahrain detains lawyer for anti-government tweets

Rights groups have voiced concern for lawyer Abdullah Hashim, who the Bahraini authorities allege has spread public disorder with critical tweets

Bahrain gets first instalment of $10 billion Gulf package

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Bahrain gets first instalment of $10 billion Gulf package

Bahrain said on Thursday it has received the first instalment of a $10-billion support package from key Gulf allies aimed at balancing its ...

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Bahrain court upholds death sentences for Shia activists

Bahrain's supreme court has upheld death sentences and prison terms for Shia activists convicted of terror-related charges.

The New Arab

Bahrain rebuffs France's call for dialogue with opposition groups

Authorities in Bahrain have jailed dozens of high-profile activists and disbanded both religious and secular opposition groups since protests ...

The New Arab

'Global indifference, arms sales' drive Middle East atrocities

Impunity reigned supreme in the Middle East in 2018, Amnesty International says, with global indifference and Western arms sales fuelling ...

James Brownsell

Brexit Britain: Financially destitute and morally bankrupt

Comment: Victims of human rights abuses in the Middle East will receive no support from a Britain dependent on trade deals with despots and ...

Bahrain rejects UN call to release activist <em>Nabeel</em> <em>Rajab</em>

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Bahrain rejects UN call to release activist Nabeel Rajab

Nabeel Rajab, a prominent Bahraini activist, was sentenced to five years in jail for tweeting criticism of the Saudi-led war ...

The New Arab

UN urges Bahrain to release jailed activist Nabeel Rajab

Nabeel Rajab, a prominent Bahraini activist, was sentenced to five years in jail for tweeting criticism of the Saudi-led war ...

An unhappy new year for leading Gulf rights defenders

Joe Stork

An unhappy new year for leading Gulf rights defenders

Comment: The outlook for Gulf human rights defenders looks decidedly bleak, as pro-democracy activists Nabeel Rajab and Ahmed ...

Bahrain activist <em>Nabeel</em> <em>Rajab</em> loses final appeal against imprisonment

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Bahrain activist Nabeel Rajab loses final appeal against imprisonment

Bahraini activist Nabeel Rajab has lost his last appeal against a prison sentence for his previous Twitter activities.

UN calls for release of jailed Bahraini activist

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UN calls for release of jailed Bahraini activist

Nabeel Rajab has faced years of imprisonment and a government campaign coordinated against him for backing the island's 2011 ...

France slams Bahrain in rare criticism over human rights

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France slams Bahrain in rare criticism over human rights

French ambassador to Bahrain Cecile Longe said that Paris was deeply concerned by the "treatment of human rights defenders and political ...

The New Arab

Bahrain upholds 5-year jail term of activist Rajab

Bahraini activist Nabeel Rajab has been imprisoned for tweets he sent deemed critical of the state and "publicly offending a foreign country".

The New Arab

Bahrain jails five people over critical tweets

Bahrain has jailed five people over critical tweets, as the Gulf state further clamps down on opposition in the country.

The New Arab

Bahrain says if will 'hunt down' online dissidents

Bahrain has warned it will hunt down activists using social media, and there will be 'severe measures' taken against dissidents.

The New Arab

Bahrain activist Nabeel Rajab given five more years jail

Nabeel Rajab has been sentenced for five more years in jail, continuing Bahrain's crackdown on government critics.

Another year of deep state repression in Bahrain

Emile Nakhleh

Another year of deep state repression in Bahrain

Comment: Bahraini human rights activists have suffered severely from government repression, yet Washington and London continue to treat the ...

The New Arab & agencies

Rights groups fear for Bahraini activist Rajab's health

International rights groups have issued concerns about Bahrain's most prominent activist's health, as he faces an additional fifteen years in ...

Media freedom 'stamped out' as Bahrain jails more journalists

The New Arab

Media freedom 'stamped out' as Bahrain jails more journalists

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has sounded the alarm on the restriction of free speech in Bahrain after the arbitrary conviction of a blogger ...

Bahraini activist <em>Nabeel</em> <em>Rajab</em> sentenced to two years imprisonment

The New Arab

Bahraini activist Nabeel Rajab sentenced to two years imprisonment

The prominent Bahraini activist has been sentenced on Monday to two years in prison - a verdict that rights groups say is part of a years-long ...

Bahrain follows UAE and promises jail for 'Qatar sympathisers'

The New Arab

Bahrain follows UAE and promises jail for 'Qatar sympathisers'

Bahrain will follow the UAE and jail people showing sympathy for Qatar on social media, following a diplomatic spat between Gulf states.

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