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Amnesty International says government did little to bring justice to protesters after inquiry proved rights violations.

17 April 2012

Rights violations continue in Bahrain and the government’s response to the findings of an international commission of inquiry have proved inadequate, Amnesty International has said.

In a report released on Tuesday, the rights group found that Bahrain had failed to achieve justice for protesters with the piecemeal reforms implemented following the November 2011 report of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI).

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15 April 2012

Hundreds of Bahraini protesters have taken to the streets of Manama, the country’s capital, after an opposition call for a week of anti-government demonstrations to coincide with the Formula One Grand Prix set to be hosted by the Gulf state.

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18 Dec 2011
Security forces disperse hundreds of Shia demonstrators who gathered outside capital Manama for the fourth day in a row.
Bahraini security forces have dispersed several hundred Shia demonstrators who gathered outside the capital Manama for the fourth day in a row, the AFP news agency reported.

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23 Oct 2011

A group of Bahraini doctors and nurses - convicted of trying to overthrow the government - are preparing to appeal their sentences.

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Twenty medical staff convicted of incitement and taking over a hospital during protests to argue against “retrial”.

23 Oct 2011

Bahrain’s High Court of Appeals will hear arguments on Sunday from 20 medical staff convicted of serious crimes arising from the country’s massive spring protests, a case that has attracted international criticism.

The 20 doctors and nurses were convicted on September 29 on charges of weapons possession, inciting sectarian anger and hatred of the regime, obstructing the law, destroying public property, jeopardising general security and ”forcefully occupying” the capital Manama’s main Salmaniya Medical Complex, where they worked.

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19 Oct 2011

Dozens of people have been killed since protests in Bahrain began in February [Reuters]

The US has said that it will consider a special investigation of alleged human rights abuses in Bahrain before moving ahead with a $53m arms deal to the Gulf kingdom.

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The families of six of the hundreds of people given long jail sentences speak out about the “abuse of justice”.

18 Oct 2011

Teachers, professors, politicians, doctors, athletes, students and others have all appeared in Bahrain’s military courts. In just two weeks, 208 people were sentenced or lost appeals, leading to a cumulative total of just less than 2,500 years in prison.

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A small kingdom cracking down on the media in a big way. (Apr 23, 2011)

5 Oct 2011

Said Baumedouha from Amnesty International in the UK spoke to Al Jazeera about a statement released by the Bahrain government about a “re-trial” of 20 Bahraini medics sentenced by military trial.

Baumedouha, said that while there is confusion about whether the “re-trial” will be an “appeal” or an entirely new trial by the civil courts, this will only be determined by the lawyers and defendants once the “re-trial” begins.

5 Oct 2011

Matar Matar, a former opposition legislator with the Shia party al-Wefaq, spoke to Al Jazeera in an exclusive telephone interview, about a statement by the Bahrain government that 20 sentenced Bahraini medics will be retried.

He said the Bahrain medics will not be a retried but rather, will only have their “appeal” heard.

He said it was important to note that this was requested by the “general prosecutor”.

Matar said it is a positive move for the medics but that they should not stop any bit of litigation.

Thirty-six people given prison sentences of between 15 and 25 years for taking part in anti-government rallies.
3 Oct 2011

Rallies erupted in February with protesters demanding political reform and greater political freedoms [Reuters]

Thirty-six people in Bahrain have been given prison sentences of between 15 and 25 years for taking part in anti-government protests earlier this year.

Matar Matar, a former opposition legislator with the Shia party al-Wefaq, told Al Jazeera that those sentenced were also fined, with the total amount of fines adding up to $1m.

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Lengthy jail terms for Bahrain protesters | Thirty-six people given prison sentences of between 15 and 25 years for taking part in anti-government rallies.

A Documentary of Aljazeera on the Revolution of Bahrain, August 2011

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To protect themselves from police weapons, Bahraini activists designed their own shields to use in protests.