Bahrain Weekly Newsletter 65

World Equestrian Games 2014: NGOs Launch Campaign against #TorturePrince

As we approach the opening of the World Equestrian Games 2014 set to take place in Normandy, France from the 23 August to 7 September, Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD), the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), theLigue des droits de l’Homme (LDH) and Actions by Christians for the Abolition of Torture – France (ACAT France), call on your support to protest against Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad al Khalifa, who has personally been implicated in directing and carrying out acts of torture. Sheikh Nasser, the son of the King of Bahrain, is scheduled to participate in the endurance discipline of the French-sponsored sporting event.

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Updates from the Ground
  • At least 20 arrested
  • 60 trials postponed
  • 48 sentenced to a total of 496 years of incarceration
  • 14 sentenced to life in prison, including 2 minors
  • of 31 stripped of citizenship summoned on charges of “illegal residence”
  • 36 complaints filed with NIHR
  • 30 protests and sit-ins took place in different areas of Bahrain
  • 2 toddlers denied government ID papers because of charges against parents
  • Bahraini-born Mohammad Khoori jailed for not possessing passport
  • Sayed Radwan al-Mosawi arrested when he went to police to report a fire
  • Villages of Bani Jamra, Karana, Dair and Sitra targeted with heavy tear gas
  • Sheikh Al-Mahroos’ family concerned over his deteriorating health in prison

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Arabic Articles

Mother Concerned Over Son’s Possible Deportation
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