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Bahrain’s highest court on Monday upheld life sentences for a prominent Shi’ite cleric Ali Salman who led the country’s now-outlawed opposition party.
The Bahrain Court of Cassation, the country’s court of last resort, on December 31, 2018 upheld a five-year sentence for Rajab, a human rights defender.
Thailand’s government should ensure that Hakeem Ali Mohamed Ali al-Araibi, a recognized refugee, is not returned to Bahrain, Human Rights Watch said today
Bahrain votes for new parliament, but absent from ballot is country’s Shiite-dominated opposition, whose candidates are serving lengthy prison sentences.
The Saturday’s round of elections in Bahrain will be bogus, because the regime has jailed opposition leaders or forced them into exile.
November 24 scheduled parliamentary elections in Bahrain, are occurring in a repressive political environment that is not conducive to free elections.
Human rights activists say Bahrain government is continuing to target political opponents by using terrorism allegations to strip them of their citizenship.
Sheikh Ali Salman and two other men, all members of now-outlawed Al-Wefaq movement had been acquitted by the criminal court on charges of spying for Qatar.
Two activists have been denied entry to Bahrain after they cited their reason as visiting a prominent Bahraini prisoner