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In response to government repression Bahrainis hold mass sit-in in Diraz

In response to government repression Bahrainis hold mass sit-in in Diraz

On 20 June 2016, the Government of Bahrain revoked the citizenship of Sheikh Isa Qassim, one of Bahrain’s most prominent Shia clerics. Within an hour of this announcement, thousands of Bahrainis gathered in the streets of Diraz surrounding Sheikh Isa’s home. The amount of people who gathered in the streets […]

NGOs Call for an End to Reprisals Against Human Rights Defenders

NGOs Call for an End to Reprisals Against Human Rights Defenders

As the 32nd Session of United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) opened in Geneva on 13 June, Nabeel Rajab, Bahrain’s most high profile human rights defender, was arrested after dozens of police officers raided his home at around 5am and confiscated his electronic devices. The day before, Bahraini human rights […]