Stories about Bahrain
With protests at home and rising international pressure, Bahraini authorities are being called upon to alleviate the pressure on detention facilities by releasing political detainees.
Migrant workers in the Gulf region are being subjected to a fierce campaign calling for their deportation that is riddled with racist speeches and hatred.
War-like rhetoric around COVID-19 has allowed governments in the Middle East and North Africa to execute emergency powers and impose draconian measures that would otherwise be unacceptable.
COVID-19 measures in the MENA region have especially targeted some of the most vulnerable groups such as detained human rights defenders, migrant workers and independent media.
"We think that this campaign showed what sport can be, and our job as former players or athletes is to ensure that all sport becomes the vanguard for human rights."
Despite allegations that Bahrain's Nasser Bin Hamad personally took part in torturing protesters, he has repeatedly traveled to the UK where he faces calls for his arrest.
"Australia just gave our highest award to 2 divers for risking their lives to rescue 12 Thai boys from underground caves. We know where Hakeem is. He just needs a one-way plane ticket."
Gulf governments continue to deploy cybercrime laws as an arbitrary legal cover to target target human rights defenders.
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Rajab is in prison for his human rights-related activities and for freely expressing his opinions.
Bahraini authorities have constantly harassed Al-Saegh because of her rights activism.
"Freedom of expression is under sustained attack here. With the shuttering of Al Wasat, there is no real journalism left.”
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On 16 January, the government banned the online edition of the country’s only independent newspaper al-Wasat, from "using electronic media tools".
"In this clip, we do not mean one section [of society]. We mean all of you, all of society."
Rajab faces up to 15 years in jail for tweeting about the Saudi-led war in Yemen and denouncing incidents of torture in a Bahraini prison.
Behind the fireworks, shiny racing cars and celebrations of the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Bahrain, 17-year-old Ali Abdul Ghani was gasping for his last breath.
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Bahrain marks the 200th anniversary of its relationship with Britain with a year of celebrations—and a large dose of historical revisionism.
"#Bahrain seems to be tightening noose on dissidents, just don’t understand why one-year-old child is arrested."