Bahrain’s Sunni Rulers Revoke Citizenship of Top Shiite Cleric

Bahrain’s Sunni Rulers Revoke Citizenship of Top Shiite Cleric Rick Gladstone, The New York Times  20 June 2016  Image: Shiite clerics in the village of Diraz, west of Manama, Bahrain, protested on Monday the revocation of the citizenship of a top cleric, Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim. CreditMohammed Al-Shaikh/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Escalating a crackdown on political opposition, the Sunni monarchy inBahrain said Monday that it

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RSF Demands Justice for Bahraini Journalist Tortured in 2011

RSF demands justice for Bahraini journalist tortured in 2011 Reporters Without Borders 20 November 2015   Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the Bahraini justice ministry’s arbitrary decision not to prosecute those responsible for torturing the journalist Nazeeha Saeed in a police station in 2011. The main reason given is insufficient evidence. Nazeeha Saeed, who is the Bahrain correspondent of the French TV news channel France 24 and Radio

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Prince Nasser of Bahrain torture ruling quashed

Prince Nasser of Bahrain torture ruling quashed BBC 7 October 2014 Prince Nasser bin Hamad al-Khalifa has been accused of being involved in the torture of prisoners during a pro-democracy uprising in Bahrain in 2011. Judges overturned the Crown Prosecution Service's decision that the prince had state immunity from prosecution. The Bahrain government said it "categorically denies" the claims, calling them politically motivated. The Crown Prosecution

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Genocide Alerts: Bahrain

In the Genocide Watch Countries at Risk Report – 2012, Genocide Watch classified Bahrain at stage 5: polarization. At this time, a more detailed report is not available. Please check the “Articles” section for updates on Bahrain.

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Bahrain  ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="334"] Bahraini anti-government protesters block a road with burning debris to slow approaching riot police in Sanabis, Bahrain, Monday, April 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)[/caption]   Police, Students Clash in Bahrain After Raid By Reem Khalifa, Associated Press 16 April

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Archived Updates

7 November 2012, "In Crackdown, Bahrain Revokes Citizenship of 31 People," By Kareem Fahim, The New York Times17 September 2012, "Bahrain police officers face torture trial," By BBC News1 August 2012, "Report Documents Bahrain's Use of Tear Gas as a Potentially Lethal Weapon," By Physicians for Human Rights9 July 2012, "Bahrain human rights activist Nabeel Rajab imprisoned," By BBC27 June 2012, "Bahrain tries to pay off victims of torture," By SyniGate27

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