Bahrain Weekly Newsletter #78


13 Women Arrested for Organizing Popular Referendum 

Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) condemn in the strongest terms the arrest and alleged torture of at least thirteen women in Bahrain. These women have reportedly been charged with “establishing and organizing a public referendum, inciting hatred against the regime and disrupting the elections.”

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Updates from the Ground
  • 45 arrested including at least 7 children and 14 women.
  • More than 60 house raids.
  • 10 individuals remanded to the total of 86  days in detention. 
  • 61 trials postponed.
  • 45 protests and sit-ins took place
  • Security forces continue to use excessive force including tear gas and shotgun pellets against protesters

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Commentary on Bahrain
Arabic Articles

Bahraini Student Arrested on His Way to School in Egypt

Please click here for a PDF of this article in English

Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Calls for Release of American Tagi al-Maidan

Please click here for a PDF of this article in English

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