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Bahrain arrested 170 protesters in April: Al-Wefaq

Bahrain’s main opposition bloc Al-Wefaq says some 170 protesters, including 29 children, were arrested by regime forces in April. The group said in a report posted on its website on Saturday that 89 of the arrests took place during home raids, 42 on the streets and 15 others at checkpoints. Six other protesters were arrested through summons while the cases of the remaining 18 were unknown, according to Al-W ...

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Bahrainis voice support for female prisoners

Anti-regime protesters have taken to the streets in Bahrain to voice their solidarity with female prisoners jailed by the Al Khalifa regime. The demonstrators shouted anti-regime slogans during the protest held in the northeastern island of Sitra on Wednesday. They expressed support for women held in prisons as part of the regime’s crackdown on peaceful protesters. A similar demonstration was held in the vi ...

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Bahrain court gives life sentence to 8 activists

A Bahraini court has sentenced eight pro-democracy activists to life in prison, as the Al Khalifa regime steps up its crackdown on dissent. The court issued the verdicts on Sunday after convicting the defendants of allegedly killing a policeman and participating in anti-regime protests in the northern village of Dair in August 2013. The eight, however, said they had made the confessions under torture. The i ...

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UN urges Manama to halt anti-Shia discrimination

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief has censured the Bahraini government for discriminating against the country's Shia majority. On Thursday, the UN body criticized the Persian Gulf kingdom after it expelled the representative of prominent Shia religious authority, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani. "Targeting the most senior and influential Shia religious figure in Bahrain m ...

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Bahraini protesters hold anti-regime demos

Bahraini protesters have held anti-regime demonstrations across the country, despite an ongoing crackdown by Saudi-backed forces. On Monday, people in the town of A’ali and in the villages of Maqsha, Karbabad, and Ma’ameer took to streets to express their anger over the recent death of an anti-government protester. Abulaziz al-Abbar, 27, died on Friday after 55 days in coma from injuries he suffered during ...

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West not concerned about Bahraini, Saudi HR records: Analyst

The West is more concerned about selling arms to Bahrain and Saudi Arabia than the two countries’ appalling human rights records, an analyst tells Press TV. In an exclusive interview with Press TV on Saturday, Chris Bambery stated that when Western statesmen visit Saudi Arabia, they maintain silence about the country’s human rights records. “They (Western statesmen) go to Saudi Arabia to sell their arms, to ...

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Bahrain police attack anti-regime protesters

Several people have been injured after Bahraini forces attacked anti-regime protesters in some villages of the country. Bahrain police on Friday fired tear gas against the demonstrators in the northeastern village of Sitra, east of the capital, Manama. Regime forces also crushed similar protests in some other villages including Saiba and Daih. The demonstrations were held hours after thousands of protesters ...

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Bahrain sentences 13 Shiite to life in prison for peaceful protest

A defense lawyer says a court in Bahrain has sentenced 13 people to life in prison for allegedly attempting to kill a policeman, attacking a police car and taking part in anti-regime protests. Lawyer Mohammad Al-Tajir says another person was sentenced to 10 years in jail in the same case on Sunday. The case relates to an incident that took place outside the capital city of Manama in March 2012, during the s ...

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Bahraini court jails 29 anti-regime demonstrators

A court in Bahrain has handed jail terms of up to 10 years to 29 anti-regime protesters as the ruling Al Khalifa regime continues its heavy-handed crackdown on dissidents. On Wednesday, 26 of the defendants were given 10-year prison terms while three others were jailed for three years. The prosecution accused the men of being behind an attack with petrol bombs and iron rods on a police center in the village ...

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Bahraini Shia Man Martyred Of Tear Gas Inhalation

Another Bahraini has died due to inhaling tear gas fired by Saudi-backed regime forces as the ruling Al Khalifa dynasty continues its violent suppression of peaceful pro-democracy rallies in the country. Locals said they had witnessed extensive use of tear gas and poisonous fumes when Bahraini forces sought to disperse protesters during an anti-regime demonstration in the Wadiyan area of the northeastern is ...

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