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· September, 2012

Stories about Bahrain from September, 2012

Bahrain Censors UN Website for Human Rights Session Live Stream

  18 September 2012

Human rights activist Mohammed Al Maskati, who is attending the Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, tweets: @MohdMaskati: Authorities in #Bahrain put obstacles to access #UN website for live stream because of my intervention in the #HRC21 http://twitpic.com/aucktm He shares the screenshot above which shows the blocked site with...

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Bahrain: Despite the Ban, Opposition Protests in the Capital

  9 September 2012

Despite a ban which prohibits Bahrainis from protesting in the capital Manama, demonstrators braved police and turned out for a call to protest led by opposition societies. Elias Maki takes a look at citizen media comments in the run up, during and after the protests.

Bahrain: Appeals Court Upholds Life Imprisonment for Opposition Leaders

  4 September 2012

This post is part of our special coverage of Bahrain Protests 2011. Bahrain's High Court of Appeals upheld jail sentences against 20 opposition figures accused of plotting to overthrow the regime today [September 4, 2012]. While international human rights organisations describes them as “prisoners of conscience,” Bahraini authorities and the...

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Bahrain: Leading Opposition Figures on Trial

  3 September 2012

Bahrain's High Court of Appeals is expected to announce its verdict in the case of 13 leading opposition figures accused of plotting to overthrow the regime tomorrow [September 4, 2012]. While international human rights organisations describes them as “prisoners of conscience,” Bahraini authorities and the local Press call them “terrorists” for their role in anti-government protests, which started in Bahrain on February 14, 2011.

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Bahrain: “Our Women are Iron Women”

  3 September 2012

Bahraini Twitter users took a break from politics and had some fun this morning on the microblogging social network. Artist Anas Al Shaikh read a news article which said that an Iraqi woman had killed herself in protest against her husband watching dubbed Turkish soap operas. Bahraini women respond they will not do such a thing because ... they are iron women.

UAE: Iranian Translators Distort Morsi's Speech

  1 September 2012

UAE-based journalist Hassan Hassan Storfies how Iranian translators distorted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi's speech, at the Non-Aligned Movement meeting in Tehran, replacing Syria with Bahrain and Arab Spring with Islamic Awakening.

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