» 05/02/2012, 00.00
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.
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.
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.
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."
13/06/2016 09:32:00 BAHRAIN
Shiite activist Nabil Rajab arrested again
In the morning the police raided his home, detaining him. All of his electronic equipment and other items seized. Authorities make no comment or explanation on the reasons for detention. In recent days, another well-known activist fled the country in fear of being arrested. The man works for human rights in the country.
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