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Bahrain rights activist loses appeal of conviction over Tweets
A Bahrain court on Tuesday upheld the conviction of prominent human rights activist Nabeel Rajab, who was sentenced to five years in February over Tweets critical of the Bahraini government.Rajab is the president of the Bahrain Center for Huma (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 24 February 2018
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: A UN committee found Friday that the UK is breaching the rights of women in Northern Ireland by restricting their access to abortions. Brazil's Supreme Federal Court ruled that defendants (More)
Bahrain activist sentenced to 5 years in prison for Tweets
Amnesty International (AI) on Wednesday criticized a Bahrain court for sentencing human rights activist and president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights Nabeel Rajab to five years in prison for posts he made on Twitter in 2015.Rajab is cur (More)
Bahrain sentences human rights defender to two years in prison
Amnesty International (AI) on Monday condemned Bahrain's sentencing of a human rights defender. Nabeel Rajab was originally arrested in June 2016 after he tweeted about alleged torture in a Bahrani prison. A Bahrani court ordered his release in D (More)
Bahrain releases rights advocate
Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa on Monday released Bahrain Center for Human Rights president Nabeel Rajab citing health reasons. Despite the release, the US State Department and Rajab himself expressed concern over continued efforts to (More)
Bahrain extends detention of activist Nabeel Rajab
Bahrain Public Prosecution on Sunday extended the period of detention of Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab [personal Twitter account; JURIST news archive] by 15 days, citing a need for further investigation. According to Rajab's wife, the (More)
UN rights experts urge Bahrain to release political opposition leader
A group of UN human rights experts on Wednesday urged the Bahrain government to release the peaceful politician Sheikh Ali Salman. The religious figure serves as the main political opposition to the Bahraini government, the Al-Wefaq National Islamic (More)
Kuwait court upholds prison sentence for insulting ruler on Twitter
A Kuwaiti appeals court has upheld a lower court ruling that sentenced a man to five years in prison for posting comments about the Gulf nation's ruler on Twitter. Defense lawyer Fahad al-Harbi announced Thursday that the court upheld the sentence (More)
Prominent Bahrain opposition leader goes on trial
The Bahrain Ministry of Justice on Wednesday commenced the trial of prominent Shiite leader Sheikh Ali Salman for his role in promoting an overthrow of the current Bahrain political system. The current Al-Wefaq Islamic Society secretary general f (More)
Kuwait authorities detain former lawmaker for tweets critical of Egypt
Authorities in Kuwait on Wednesday ordered the 10-day detainment of former lawmaker Saleh al-Mullah for tweets criticizing the Gulf country's leader Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah and his support for Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi [BBC p (More)
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