Bahrain Strips Citizenship of 56 Individuals, Including 9 Children
Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) condemn the unfair trial of 61 persons in a single terrorism case, and the court’s decision to strip the citizenship of 56 of those sentenced, including nine children under 18.
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Updates from the Ground in Bahrain
- Dozens arrested, including several children
- 24 trials postponed
- 61 individuals sentenced to a total of 760 years in prison
- Zainab al Khawaja trial postponed until September
- Verdict due for Sheikh Ali Salman trial
- Security forces continue to use excessive force including tear gas and shotgun pellets against protesters
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Bahrain News and Opinion
Finally, after serving his three year sentence in Bahrain’s Jaw prison, 47 year old nurse Ebrahim Demastani has been released.
Amnesty International called on Bahrain on Monday to free Sheikh Ali Salman, leader of opposition society Al-Wefaq.
During a meeting in Paris, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry promised the foreign minister of Bahrain that the U.S. would work to lift its four-year ban on delivering weapons.
Partial Justice: How Saudi Executions Serve the Monarchy
Today, the Saudi government carried out its 100th execution of 2015. Last week, when the tally stood at 94, ADHRB Executive Director Husain Abdulla wrote an op-ed for Middle East Eye that linked the rising rate of capital punishment to the monarchy’s influence over the legal system.
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