May 15, 2013
by Addison Morris
A court in Bahrain sentenced six individuals to a year in prison on Wednesday for insulting King Hamad via Twitter. Since the nation's pro-democracy protests in Manama that began in February 2011, activists have used the social media site to report perceived violations. The court found the tweets ...[read more]
May 5, 2013
by Keith Herting
A Bahrain court on Sunday issued 15 year prison sentences to 31 protesters for their role in firebomb attacks as part of anti-government protests, according to a defense lawyer. The sentence came after the protesters were arrested in March and charged with attempted murder, burning police cars, ...[read more]
April 16, 2013
by Blake Lynch
UK-based rights group Privacy International said Tuesday that it is suing the British government for refusing to divulge information concerning surveillance equipment sold by Gamma International. Gamma International is a software company whose FinFinisher software has been used in 25 countries ...[read more]
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]

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