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Bahrain Continues Arbitrary Imprisonment of Taiba Darwish Despite Reduced Sentence

Bahrain Continues Arbitrary Imprisonment of Taiba Darwish Despite Reduced Sentence

On 18 April 2018, a Bahraini appeals court reduced the sentence against political prisoner Taiba Darwish from five to three years in prison. Darwish was arbitrarily imprisoned in 2016 in reprisal for housing pro-democracy activists. While the reduced sentence is welcomed, the Government of Bahrain continues to hold Darwish on […]

Yemen Three Years Later

Yemen Three Years Later

Three years after Ali Abdullah Saleh transferred power to Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi, the civil war in Yemen shows no sign of abating, with Houthi militias and the Hadi government locked in combat. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia and its coalition continue to jockey with Iran for influence, only intensifying the violence. With no end in […]

Bahrain’s Highest Military Court to Render Verdict in Civilian Case on 25 April

Bahrain’s Highest Military Court to Render Verdict in Civilian Case on 25 April

Bahrain’s highest military court has again adjourned the appeal of seven men – one soldier and six civilians – convicted for the alleged “formation of a terrorist cell and committing several terrorist crimes” after an unfair trial marred by reports of torture, enforced disappearance and other due process violations. The […]