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Rights groups urge rehabilitation for Bahrain inmates

Human rights groups say Bahrain should provide victims of the Al Khalifa regime’s acts of torture with physical and psychological rehabilitation. Human Rights Watch (HRW) and other human rights groups put forward their demand in a letter they sent to Bahrain’s King Hamad Bin Eisa Al Khalifa on Monday, adding that the Bahraini authorities should especially address the health needs of 13 high-profile prisoner ...

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Bahrainis slam government naturalization policy

Demonstrators have gathered in Bahrain’s capital Manama in protest of the government’s policy to grant citizenship to Sunni foreigners. Protesters staged a demonstration on Saturday and accused the Manama regime of changing the balance of population in favor of the government by granting nationality to tens of thousands of Sunni foreigners in recent years. According to the protesters the government’s politi ...

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Europe spyware tech used against Bahrainis: Reports

A German-British surveillance company has assisted the Bahraini regime in spying on anti-regime activists in the Persian Gulf country, reports say. According to reports, Gamma International provided the Al Khalifa regime with the FinFisher spyware. German media reported that by using the malicious spyware, the Bahraini regime has managed to hack into 77 computers belonging to opposition leaders, imprisoned ...

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Bahrainis rap Al Khalifa’s human rights violation

Protesters in the tiny Persian Gulf country of Bahrain have staged an anti-regime rally in protests against the ruling Al Khalifa dynasty’s continued suppression of dissent and its violation of human rights. On Saturday, demonstrators in the island of Sitra, situated 12 kilometers (7 miles) southeast of the capital, Manama, expressed their outrage over the recent measures adopted by the Bahraini regime to g ...

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Bahrain’s Al Khalifa regime collapsing: Analyst

A political analyst says the Bahraini government is teetering on the brink of collapse, calling the Al Khalifa regime a source of embarrassment for the United States, Press TV reports. “I do believe that the days of the Al Khalifa dynasty are short and they are tied in explicitly with Saudi Arabia. When King Abdullah [Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud] dies I think there is going to be a political e ...

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Bahrain opposition raps mistreatment of prisoners

Prisoners in a Bahraini jail are suffering from “mistreatment” and their basic humanitarian needs are being ignored, says the al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, the main opposition party in Bahrain. In a statement released on Tuesday, the al-Wefaq human rights department voiced “grave concern” about conditions of the Bahraini activists locked up in the Jau prison. Bahraini families complained about the lack ...

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Bahrain seeks to suspend al-Wefaq

Bahrain’s Justice Ministry has asked a court to suspend the activities of the country’s main opposition bloc al-Wefaq. The ministry asked for a three-month suspension of al-Wefaq National Islamic Society “so that it can correct its legal status,” state news agency BNA reported on Sunday. The ministry claimed that the group has lost its legal status after the annulment of four of its general conferences and ...

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New documents reveal Bahrain crackdown on dissent

Bahrain's main opposition group has revealed a series of documents, shedding light on the Al Khalifa regime's harsh crackdown on dissent across the Persian Gulf Kingdom. Al-Wefaq said on Wednesday that new documents indicate several cases of torture and mistreatment in Bahraini jails. According to the opposition, the Bahraini regime forces detained at least 114 people last month alone. Sources say 18 of the ...

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Wefaq SG Interrogated About Meeting With U.S Assistant Secretary

Sheikh Ali Salman, Secretary-General of Al Wefaq National Islamic Society, appeared for interrogation this morning at request of the intelligence administration. Salman was questioned about his meeting with U.S officials including Tom Malinowski, Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor at the State Department. Salman’s lawyers were prevented from attending his interrogation which focused m ...

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Explosion kills police officer in Bahrain: Official

A Bahraini police officer has been killed in a blast in a village near the capital, Manama, an official says. "Police officer Mahmud Farid died Saturday before dawn from wounds sustained in a terrorist explosion at East Ekar," General Tareq al-Hassan, the national security chief, said, without giving further details. He added that an investigation has been launched into the incident to find those behind the ...

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