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Bahrain's special forces reportedly used stun grenades and beat detainees in the country's main prison.

Dozens of prisoners are estimated to suffering from Covid-19 in the Bahraini jails, and their families want them back home.

Bahrain to release 126 prisoners amid virus fears

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Bahrain to release 126 prisoners amid virus fears

The inmates will serve the rest of their sentence out of prison, the Bahraini public prosecution said.

How diaspora activism lives on after the Arab Spring

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

How diaspora activism lives on after the Arab Spring

In-depth: A decade after the Arab Spring, exiled activists have not given up hope, with groups and individuals working to bring justice and ...

Hamilton addresses F1's 'massive problem' with human rights

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Hamilton addresses F1's 'massive problem' with human rights

Bahrain is accused of exploiting F1 to "sportswash" its human rights abuses.

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Bahrain top court upholds two death sentences

Authorities in the tiny kingdom have cracked down hard on dissent since mass street protests in 2011 demanded an elected prime minister and a constitutional monarchy in Sunni-ruled Bahrain.

The New Arab

Bahrain releases hundreds of detainees, but keeps activists imprisoned

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

The New Arab & agencies

Bahrain activist on 'absurd' charges leaves prison: Amnesty

Hajer Mansoor, 51, her son and nephew were sentenced to prison in October 2017 after being accused of planting a fake bomb in a district south ...

The New Arab

Hundreds mourn 24-year-old Bahraini ex-prisoner 'killed by medical negligence'

Sayed Kadhem Abbas, 24, died on Monday from brain cancer which human rights groups say went untreated for years during his three-year ...

Scores Bahraini prisoners launch hunger strike over scabies outbreak

The New Arab

Scores Bahraini prisoners launch hunger strike over scabies outbreak

Prisoners in Bahrain are launching a hunger strike to demand improved medical care and conditions amid an outbreak of a contagious skin disease, ...

The New Arab

Bahraini dissident 'threatened with execution' in dramatic rooftop incident

Bahraini activist Moosa Mohamed said he feared he would be thrown from the roof of the embassy during a protest last month.

Bahrain executes three men despite human rights pleas

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Bahrain executes three men despite human rights pleas

Bahrain has executed three men on Saturday morning, despite calls from human rights groups to halt their executions. Amnesty International said ...

Bahrain activist's family lose appeal after 'political reprisal' jailing

The New Arab & agencies

Bahrain activist's family lose appeal after 'political reprisal' jailing

Bahrain human rights groups and the UN have said the case against family members of prominent activist Sayed Ahmed ...

Bahraini 'dissident footballer' returns to Australia after Thai ordeal

The New Arab & agencies

Bahraini 'dissident footballer' returns to Australia after Thai ordeal

Bahraini footballer Hakeem al-Araibi returned to his adopted country of Australia on Tuesday following a decision to release him from Thai ...

Refugee-footballer thanks Australia for saving him from Bahraini regime

The New Arab & agencies

Refugee-footballer thanks Australia for saving him from Bahraini regime

Bahraini footballer Hakeem al-Araibi returned to his adopted country of Australia on Tuesday following a decision to release him from Thai ...

The New Arab & agencies

Bahrain court jails two over anti-government social media posts

Activist Najah Ahmad Youssef, detained since April 2017, was jailed over Facebook comments criticising the Bahraini Grand Prix.

The New Arab & agencies

Bahrain strips 115 of nationality over 'terrorism' allegations

Activists said the sentencing raised the number of those who have lost their citizenship since 2012 to over 700.

The New Arab & agencies

Bahrain jails nine over police petrol bomb attack

Bahrain has jailed nine people from the country's Shia majority who were charged with throwing petrol bombs at police.

The New Arab & agencies

Bahrain charges relative of exiled rights activist Ahmed Alwadaei

Duaa AlWadaei was served a two month jail term in absentia one day after her mother began a hunger strike in Bahrain.

Bahraini activist Nabeel Rajab 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 ...

The New Arab

Bahrain activist Nabeel Rajab's trial postponed for fifth time

Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab must wait another two weeks to hear his fate, as pressure mounts on the UK to call for his ...

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