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UAE Continues to Disappear Opposition Figures

UAE Continues to Disappear Opposition Figures

NGOs have voiced renewed concern about the UAE’s treatment political opposition and other activists, including the enforced disappearance of political exiles like Abdulrahman bin Subaih. Bin Subaih fled to Indonesia after Emirati security forces began to arrest the signatories of a petition calling for an independent judiciary and elections in […]

“Witness Bahrain” screening documents life in Bahrain after the Arab Spring

“Witness Bahrain” screening documents life in Bahrain after the Arab Spring

Film-maker Jen Marlowe’s newest documentary “Witness Bahrain” is screening publically for the first time on Sunday February 6. “Witness Bahrain” is an award-winning documentary that provides viewers a look into Bahrain during, and shortly after, the Arab Spring. While Marlowe was in Bahrain making the film, she uncovered stories of doctors […]

Human Rights Watch: allegations of torture expose Bahrain’s sham reforms

Human Rights Watch: allegations of torture expose Bahrain’s sham reforms

Today Human Rights Watch (HRW) released its World Report, an annual review of human rights around the globe. In it, HRW alleges that “credible and consistent allegations of torture and mistreatment of detainees in Bahrain during 2015 undermined claims of reform.” It describes a “range of torture methods, including electric […]

Jailed Opposition Leader Summoned For Questioning Over Tweets

Jailed Opposition Leader Summoned For Questioning Over Tweets

On Sunday, Bahraini authorities questioned Sheikh Ali Salman over “violations” posted on his Twitter account, despite the fact that he remains imprisoned and unable to tweet.  Sheikh Salman, the secretary-general of Bahraini opposition bloc al-Wefaq, is already serving a four-year prison term for inciting hatred, disturbing public peace, and inciting civil disobedience.  Following the […]

Bahrain Sentences 57 Jau Prisoners to Additional Jail Terms

Bahrain Sentences 57 Jau Prisoners to Additional Jail Terms

On Monday, 25 January 2016, Bahrain’s public prosecutor announced that a court had sentenced 57 men to additional 15-year jail terms for their alleged involvement in the Jau Prison riots last March. The prosecutor accused the men of having “unleashed acts of chaos, riots and rebellion inside (prison) buildings,” and […]