March 28, 2013
by Daniel Mullen
An appeals court in Bahrain on Thursday vacated convictions for 21 medics who were arrested at a hospital during anti-government protests in 2011. The group of medics were originally charged with taking part in unauthorized demonstrations after treating protesters who were injured by police and ...[read more]
March 28, 2013
by Blake Lynch
Bahrain lawyer Jassim Sarhan confirmed Tuesday that 13 pro-democracy activists were sentenced to 10 years in jail. The sentences arise from attacks by the activists on police officers during recent protests. The activists are among dozens convicted of playing a role in the uprising. This sentence ...[read more]
March 25, 2013
by Peter Snyder
Two Bahraini human rights activists have intensified their hunger strike and are refusing fluids, according to a report released Monday by the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR). According to the report Zainab al-Khawaja and her father, prominent human rights activist Abdulhadi al-Khawaja ...[read more]
March 11, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
A court in Bahrain on Monday acquitted human rights activist Sayed Yousif Al-Muhafda on charges of spreading false news to harm the country's security on Twitter. The human rights activist informed Reuters that after he spent a month in jail, the court finally overturned the charges against him. ...[read more]
March 1, 2013
by Sarah Paulsworth
A court of appeals in Bahrain overturned the acquittal of Zainab al-Khawaja, who is accused of insulting a government employee, and sentenced her to three months of imprisonment on Friday, according to the Bahrain State New Agency (BNA). Al-Khawaja is the daughter of prominent Bahraini human ...[read more]
February 27, 2013
by Maureen Cosgrove
The Bahrain Higher Criminal Court on Tuesday acquitted two police officers in the shooting death of a Shiite protester during the nation's pro-democracy protests in Manama that began in February 2011. Bahraini lawyer Mohammed al-Jishi who represented the protester's family, said the Bahrain court ...[read more]
February 25, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
The Abu Dhabi Federal Appeal Court on Monday upheld the sentences of 10 Somali pirates convicted of highjacking a UAE-owned bulk-carrier ship. In April 2011, the men reportedly commandeered the MV Arrilah-1 as it hauled aluminum in the Arabian Sea en route to Dubai from Australia. The pirates ...[read more]
February 1, 2013
by Sarah Paulsworth
A police officer in Bahrain has been sentenced to seven years of imprisonment for fatally shooting a protester during pro-democracy protests that gripped country in February 2011, according to Bahrain's State News Agency (BNA). Lead Prosecutor for the Special Investigation Unit Nawaf Abdullah ...[read more]
January 18, 2013
by Max Slater
A court in Bahrain on Thursday released human rights activist Sayed Yousif Al-Muhafda on bail pending trial for charges of spreading false news to harm security, according to Amnesty International (AI). Al-Muhafda, the acting deputy head of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), was arrested... ...[read more]
January 7, 2013
by Dan Taglioli
The highest Bahraini appellate court on Monday upheld the convictions of 13 prominent pro-democracy protestors convicted by military tribunal in 2011 on charges of plotting to overthrow the monarchy. Bahrain's Court of Cassation rejected the appeals of the 13 activists, all part of a group of 20 ...[read more]

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