Tag Archives: Bahrain

Report Cites Countries’ Use of Laws to Repress Faith

WASHINGTON — Countries around the world, including allies of the United States, have used laws on blasphemy and apostasy to suppress political opponents, the State Department said on Monday in an annual ... Read more

World Briefing | Middle East: Bahrain: 21 Medics Cleared of Charges in 2011 Protests

A court in Bahrain on Thursday cleared 21 medics of charges linked to antigovernment protests in 2011, said a defense lawyer, Abdulla al-Shamlawi. Arrests of dozens of medical workers were part of the ... Read more

World Briefing | Middle East: Bahrain: Dozens Hurt During Protests

Dozens of people were injured as protesters clashed with the riot police on Thursday on the second anniversary of a Saudi-led military intervention in Bahrain, said antigovernment activists and government ... Read more

World Briefing | Middle East: Bahrain: 2 Officers Are Sentenced for Torturing a Protester to Death

A defense lawyer in Bahrain said two police officers were sentenced on Tuesday to 10 years in prison for the fatal beating of an antigovernment protester at the beginning of the country’s political ... Read more

Letter from Europe: An Attempt to Take Tools From Tyrants

BERLIN — Nabeel Rajab, president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, has been in jail since pro-democracy demonstrations began in Bahrain two years ago. The center’s vice president, Said Yousif ... Read more