ADHRB Weekly Newsletter 53

Welcome Home, Nabeel!

24 May 2014, prominent Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab was released from prison. Rajab spent more than two years behind bars on political motivated charges, including “organizing illegal gatherings” and criticizing the Bahraini government on social media.

Following his release, Rajab, head of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, called for a “genuine dialogue between the ruling family and the representatives of the people, and their Bahraini opposition.”

United States Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) released a statement regarding the release of Rajab. “I hope that the government of Bahrain will ensure that Mr. Rajab can travel freely and safely, both within the country and internationally, and that he will be allowed to continue his peaceful human rights work unimpeded,” Representative McGovern said.

IISS Launches 2014 Manama Dialogue Agenda

14-Year-Old Killed in Bahrain
 Youth Killed in Bahrain Clashes
 14-Year-Old Shot and Killed by Police
Bahrain in Shock after Teenager Killed in Clashes

Commentary on Bahrain
A Tangled Web of Gulf Politics
 Hanging Out At “This is Bahrain”
 A Call for Asylum for Bahraini Youngster
 Bahrain: Between Backers and Brotherhood
 Bahrain Activists: ‘Systematic Persecution’ by UK

  NGOs Statements on Bahrain
 Children as Young as 11 Detained
 Nabeel Rajab to be Released from Prison
 Prize to Bahrain PM an Insult to Women in Bahrain
 UK Delays Deportation of 19 Year Old Bahraini

Arabic Articles
11-Year-Old Accused With Assaulting Policeman
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Prison Guards Storm Cells, Vandalized Belongings
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Tear Gas Disrupts Prayers For Three Days in Mosque
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