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In an unprecedented case of access denial, human rights defender Maryam AlKhawaja was today prevented from boarding a British Airways flight from Denmark to Bahrain, following a request to the airline by the Bahrain government. AlKhawaja is the Acting President of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) and the Co-Director of the Gulf Center… Read more »

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On Tuesday, King Hamad met with British Prime Minister David Cameron in London. They discussed the potential purchase of Typhoon warplanes, whilst back in Bahrain a massive crackdown against the opposition was underway. On the back of King Hamad’s visit, Bahrain Watch members discuss the historical, current and legal security situation in Bahrain:   Chasing accountability;… Read more »

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Clashes in Abu Saiba village between anti-government protesters and riot police ahead of the planned countrywide anti-regime protest on August 14 organized by Bahrain’s “Tamorrod” movement. Image by Ahmed Al-Fardan Coinciding with calls for mass protests on the 14th of August — the anniversary of Bahrain’s independence from Britain — Bahrain’s Government has quickly implemented… Read more »

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In the past few weeks, the human rights situation in Bahrain has rapidly deteriorated ahead of planned mass protests on August 14th. With many of the country’s most prominent Human Rights Defenders behind bars, local NGOs have inadequate resources to keep up with the unfolding situation, and it is challenging for them to ensure the… Read more »