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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.
22/06/2016 14:02:00 BAHRAIN
As tensions remain high, authorities raid Ayatollah Isa Qassim’s headquarters
Police raid the building housing the cleric’s offices, including student residences. For the cleric’s associates, the move is “provocative and offensive”. The authorities threaten to deport him unless he goes into voluntary exile.
M.E revolts and Arab Christians: a justified prudence
The Iraqi ambassador to the Holy See justifies the prudence of the Christians in the face of Arab revolts that are afflicting the Middle East and cautions against giving too much importance to “unfounded accusations, they are our compatriots, they have everything in common with us, our homeland, purpose and destiny. "
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.
06/09/2016 09:28:00 BAHRAIN
Activist Nabeel Rajab still in jail. The authorities want him charged
The judge upholds imprisonment of Shiite human rights leader. The verdict expected October 6th. Defense request for his release for health reasons rejected. He is in prison for "insulting" state institutions and Saudi Arabia in some post circulated on the net.
18/07/2016 14:24:00 BAHRAIN
Judges dissolve Shiite opposition movement Wefaq and seize assets
Court claims the group has fomented violence and encouraged sectarian discord. During the trial, defense lawyers denounced intimidation, limitations and obstacles. US and the UN criticize judgment. Satisfaction of Prime Minister Khalifa well Salman al-Khalifa: Measure essential "to preserving security and stability."
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