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.
17 Oct 2011
Manama - The United States expects the government of Bahrain to respond swiftly to the recommendations of a commission investigating alleged human rights abuses, a US official said Monday.
‘We fully expect the government (of Bahrain) to respond appropriately and robustly,’ the US assistant deputy secretary of State for Arabian Peninsula Affairs, Stephen Seche, said in a press conference at the US Embassy in Manama.
17 Oct 2011
Saudi-backed Bahraini forces have fired tear gas at peaceful female anti-government protesters near the capital, Manama, Press TV has learnt.
There were no immediate reports of casualties or arrests during the violence in the town of Eker on Monday. According to witnesses, the women were attacked for chanting anti-regime slogans.