July 23, 2014
by Peter Snyder
Kuwait's Supreme Court on Monday upheld a 10-year jail sentence for a man accused of posting Tweets that insulted the Prophet Mohammed and the Sunni Muslim rulers of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. Hamad al-Naqi, a 24-year-old member of Kuwait's Shiite minority, was also found guilty of spreading false ...[read more]
July 21, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Bahrain's Ministry of Justice on Sunday filed a lawsuit seeking to suspend all activities of the main Shi'ite opposition group for three months. The move comes after leaders of the Al-Wefaq party were charged recently with holding an illegal meeting with a US diplomat from the State Department. ...[read more]
July 12, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
The public prosecutor's office of the government of Bahrain said Thursday that the country's most senior opposition leader and one of his aides will be charged for holding an illegal meeting with a US diplomat from the office of the US Secretary of State. The Bahraini nationals are Sheikh Ali ...[read more]
April 27, 2014
by Amy Mathieu
A Bahraini court on Sunday sentenced eight activists to life in prison for killing a policeman and participating in anti-regime protests in August. The eight pro-democracy protesters said that they confessed while being tortured. Harsh sentences for activists have become a trend in Bahrain. Since ...[read more]
March 31, 2014
by Cynthia Miley
A Bahraini court on Monday sentenced 13 Bahrain citizens to life in prison and one man to 10 years in prison. The defendants, who range in age from 16 to 34, were convicted of attempting to kill two police officers and participating in an illegal protest outside Bahrain's capital city in March ...[read more]
March 19, 2014
by Benjamin Minegar
Bahrain's Fourth High Criminal Court on Wednesday convicted 11 defendants of possessing weapons, ammunition and explosives and of manufacturing bombs for terror purposes, meting out 15-year prison sentences and significant fines. The Interior Ministry arrested the men after searching their ...[read more]
December 3, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
A lawyer representing human rights activist Nabeel Rajab said Sunday that a judge has rejected a request to approve a conditional early release, for which Rajab is now eligible under Bahraini law. US Department of State spokeswoman Jen Psaki commented on news of the early release denial, stating ...[read more]
November 24, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
Bahraini authorities on Saturday arrested and charged two former Guantanamo Bay detainees for plotting an attack in Bahrain. Reports indicate authorities caught the former detainees as they attempted to cross into Bahrain from Saudi Arabia on the King Fahad Causeway using forged passports. Bahrain' ...[read more]
October 27, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
A Bahrain appellate court on Sunday reduced the prison sentences of two police officers convicted of torturing and murdering a detainee after opposition protests in March 2011. The lower court sentenced the officers to seven years in prison in December, but the appellate court reportedly reduced ...[read more]
September 29, 2013
by Julie Deisher
Mohamed al-Maskati, head of the Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights (BYSHR), reported Sunday that a Bahrain court has sentenced 50 defendants to prison terms ranging between five and 15 years in prison, with 20 of the defendants sentenced in absentia. The mass trial was for alleged links to ...[read more]

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