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Eleven sentenced to 5 yrs in prison in Bahrain

14 Abr 2014
Bahréin
Fuente: 
Press TV

A court in Bahrain has sentenced eleven anti-regime protesters to five years in prison as pressure on dissidents mounts in the country.

On Monday, the court convicted the men of taking part in an unauthorized demonstration in a village, south of the capital Manama last year. The prosecution also convicted the Bahrainis of assaulting police during the rally.

The incident marks the latest in a series of harsh sentences handed down to protesters in the Persian Gulf nation.

Bahraini protesters hold anti-regime demos

10 Abr 2014
Bahréin
Fuente: 
Press TV

Bahraini protesters have held anti-regime demonstrations across the country, despite an ongoing crackdown by Saudi-backed forces.

People in Daih, Sanabis, and Sitra took to streets in support of opposition leaders on Wednesday.

“We will never give up our rights, no to humiliation,” chanted the protesters.

On Sunday, a Bahraini court handed down jail terms to seven anti-regime activists after convicting them of an attack that wounded a policeman during a protest in December 2012.

Bahrain forces attack anti-regime protesters in Sitra

08 Abr 2014
Bahréin
Fuente: 
Press TV

Security forces in Bahrain have attacked anti-regime protesters near the capital, Manama, as the ruling Al Khalifa regime continues its heavy-handed crackdown on dissidents.

Locals said they witnessed extensive use of tear gas and poisonous fumes when Bahraini forces sought to disperse protesters during an anti-regime demonstration in the northeastern island of Sitra on Tuesday.

The development comes days after several people were injured when Bahraini forces attacked anti-regime protesters in several villages of the country.

Seven sentenced to 15 yrs in prison in Bahrain

06 Abr 2014
Bahréin
Fuente: 
Press TV

A court in Bahrain has sentenced seven anti-regime protesters to 15 years in prison as pressure on dissent mounts in the country.

According to Bahraini judicial sources on Sunday, the protesters were sentenced for allegedly attacking a Bahraini policeman in the village of Dia near the capital Manama during a demonstration in December 2012.

The incident marks the latest in a series of harsh sentences handed down to protesters in the Persian Gulf nation.

Al-Ansari hails SCW's political empowerment programme

05 Abr 2014
Bahréin
Fuente: 
Bahrain News Agency

Manama, Apr. 5. (BNA) – Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for Women (SCW) Hala Al Ansari has stressed the importance of consolidating Bahraini women’s political gains regarding the exercise of their right to participate in public affairs through voting or running as candidates in the next municipal of parliamentary elections.

Massive demo held ahead of Formula 1 race in Bahrain

04 Abr 2014
Bahréin
Fuente: 
Press TV

Tens of thousands of Bahraini protesters have staged an anti-regime demonstration ahead of a Formula One Grand Prix to be held in the Persian Gulf country.

On Friday, around 200,000 men and women marched along 3.5 kilometers (2 miles) on a highway west of the capital Manama.

The demonstration had been organized by al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, the country’s main opposition party.

Capital Governorate-SCW cooperation discussed

03 Abr 2014
Bahréin
Fuente: 
Bahrain News Agency

Manama, Apr. 3. (BNA) – The Capital Governorate and the Supreme Council for Women (SCW)'s Women's Support Centre held a meeting on ways to enhance joint cooperation regarding the governorate's projects and awareness-raising programmes.

The meeting is part of the SCW's efforts to activate the National Plan for the Advancement of Bahraini Women (2013-2022) in all comprehensive development fields.

Bahrain sentences protesters to long jail terms

02 Abr 2014
Bahréin
Fuente: 
Press TV

Bahraini authorities continue to mount pressure on dissent as a court in Manama hands heavy prison sentences to nine people including teenagers.

The Bahraini protesters were sentenced Wednesday on charges of attacking police during anti-regime rallies, with sentences ranging from five to ten years each.

The court said the protesters were among around 30 masked men who allegedly pelted a police patrol vehicle with Molotov cocktails in the village of Nuwaidrat in March last year.

Bahrainis resolute in fight for freedom: Analyst

01 Abr 2014
Bahréin
Fuente: 
Press TV

A political analyst says the people of Bahrain will remain “resolute” in their calls for freedom, stressing that the Manama regime’s heavy-handed crackdown cannot “quiet” the ongoing protests, Press TV reports.

In an interview with Press TV on Monday, Colin Cavell, a former professor at the University of Bahrain, criticized the ruling al-Khalifa regime in the Arab country for stepping up the clampdown on dissent, saying such a move will not “scare” and “quiet” the anti-regime protesters in the Persian Gulf country.

Bahrain court gives life sentence to 13 protesters

30 Mar 2014
Bahréin
Fuente: 
Press TV

A court in Bahrain has sentenced 13 pro-democracy protesters including several teenagers to life in prison, as the Al Khalifa regime steps up its crackdown on dissent.

The court issued the verdicts on Sunday after convicting the defendants of allegedly attempting to kill a policeman and participating in an anti-regime protest outside the capital city of Manama in March 2012.

Mohammad Al-Tajir, a lawyer for the convicted Bahrainis, said another person was sentenced to 10 years in prison in the same case. He added that the defense plans to appeal.

Bahrain forces attack anti-regime protesters

26 Mar 2014
Bahréin
Fuente: 
Press TV

Bahraini forces have once again attacked anti-regime protesters as demonstrations continue in various parts of the country.

On Wednesday, demonstrations against the unrelenting crackdown on pro-democracy uprising continued in several villages across the tiny Persian Gulf country.

Anti-regime demonstrations were also held in the villages of A’ali, Samahich, and Diraz, as well as on the island of Sitra, east of the capital Manama.

Greater media role for youth needed, minister says

26 Mar 2014
Bahréin
Fuente: 
Gulf News

Manama: Youth have been urged to play a more prominent role in the media, Bahrain’s state minister for information has said.

Opening the Gulf Radio and Television Festival in the capital Manama, Sameera Ebrahim Bin Rajab said that the motto “Our Youth is the Future of our Media” was a highly significant indicator of what needed to be done in Arab countries.

Bahrainis partake in funeral of activist

19 Mar 2014
Bahréin
Fuente: 
Press TV

Bahrain’s Saudi-backed security forces have clashed with pro-democracy protesters taking part in the funeral of an anti-regime protester.

On Tuesday, thousands of Bahrainis participated in the funeral of Jawad Ahmed al-Haawi in the country’s northeastern island of Sitra, AFP reported.

Bahraini police fired teargas during clashes that followed the funeral.

Another Bahraini dies of tear gas inhalation

18 Mar 2014
Bahréin
Fuente: 
Press TV

Another Bahraini has died due to inhaling tear gas fired by Saudi-backed regime forces as the ruling Al Khalifa dynasty continues its violent suppression of peaceful pro-democracy rallies in the country.

Locals said they had witnessed extensive use of tear gas and poisonous fumes when Bahraini forces sought to disperse protesters during an anti-regime demonstration in the Wadiyan area of the northeastern island of Sitra on Monday, al-Manar television network reported.

Thousands of Bahrainis stage anti-regime demos

15 Mar 2014
Bahréin
Fuente: 
Press TV

Thousands of Bahrainis have taken to streets to mark the third anniversary of the military intervention of Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf Arab states to crack down on anti-regime protests.

Bahraini protesters staged demonstrations throughout the Persian Gulf state on Friday.

Saudi-backed regime forces moved in to break up the rallies by opening fire at the protesters and using tear gas.

Opposition calls for sanctions on Bahrain regime

11 Mar 2014
Bahréin
Fuente: 
Press TV

The opposition in Bahrain has called for sweeping actions, including sanctions, against the ruling Al Khalifa dynasty over its violent suppression of peaceful pro-democracy rallies in the country.

In a statement addressed to the UN Human Rights Council, the opposition called for an end to all arms trade with Manama for killing and cracking down on the Bahraini people.

It has also demanded that Europe put a travel ban on high-profile Bahraini officials, including the sons of King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, for torture and other human rights abuses.

Workshop on Arab women health and social rights in April

02 Mar 2014
Bahréin
Fuente: 
Bahrain News Agency

Manama, Feb 2 (BNA) – Chairperson of the Social, Educational, Women and Youth Affairs Committee, Dr. Nawal Al-Faouri, today chaired the joint meeting of the Sub-Committee charged with the preparation for the Arab Youth Conference and the Sub-Committee charged with the preparation for Arab Women Conference of the Arab Parliament.

Wefaq urges rights groups to take action on Bahrain prisoners

24 Feb 2014
Bahréin
Fuente: 
Press TV

Bahrain’s main opposition party has called on human rights organizations to take immediate action on Bahraini political prisoners who are on hunger strike.

Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society urged the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights as well as the Red Cross to look into the situation in the Dry Dock prison, located on the island of Muharraq.

Around 500 prisoners are on hunger strike in the notorious prison in protest against the mistreatment of inmates.

The prisoners say they are subjected to torture during interrogation.

GCC members moving from cooperation to integration

28 Nov 2013
Bahréin
Kuwait
Omán
Qatar
Arabia Saudí
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Fuente: 
Kuwait Times

KUWAIT: Gulf Cooperation Council parliament and Shura council chiefs have come up with a number of joint recommendations at the end of a meeting in Kuwait yesterday. They decided that Kuwait will host a conference of the committee of parliament chiefs on GCC economic integration in 2014, while Kuwait’s National Assembly will also be responsible for organizing a trip involving the regional group to the US Congress.

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