» 07/06/2012, 00.00
An 11-year-boy on probation for participating in Arab spring
For a juvenile court, Ali Hasan is a danger to society and must be re-educated, but does not say what offences he might have committed. Arrested in May, the boy has already spent a month in jail.
Manama cracks down on popular protests
The announcement of new demonstrations by the Shiite majority pushes Manama to approve harsher rules against "acts of violence and terrorism." Two years after the Arab Spring and the long wave of rebellion of Egypt’s Tamarod, Shiite protests against the al-Khalifa royal house continue.
Bahrain: Shiites join nascent reconciliation talks
Al-Wefaq, the largest opposition bloc, will send five delegates. Without the participation of the Shiites "national dialogue" was in jeopardy. "If you do not discuss the problems of the people, we will withdraw," announced the leader of the party. Al-Wefaq was one of the main animators of the popular uprising of the last five months.
Police uses violence to break up May Day demonstrations
Tear gas and stun grenades are used to stop peaceful demonstrations. Almost 600 people have lost their jobs for taking part in last year's protests. In jail for the past year, Arab spring Shia activist al-Khawaja continues his hunger strike.
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UN: Riyadh stop the death sentence of Arab Spring protester
Ali Mohammed al-Nimr was under age and in high school in 2012when he joined the protests in the eastern city of Qatif. United Nations officials say he was subjected to violence, torture and abuse by the police; the confession was extorted by force. He faces beheading and crucifixion. In 2015 the Executioner has already killed 134 people in the Saudi kingdom.
Zhu Yufu on trial in Hangzhou for freedom poem
Involved in the Democracy Wall movement in 1979, the dissident has already spent nine years behind bars. Although the government denies it is carrying out a crackdown against human rights, it continues to round up activists and keep underground bishops and priests in jail.
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