Post from August, 2012

Egypt bars entry to Bahraini dissident

Monday, 27. August 2012 2:30

CAIRO | Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:43pm BST

(Reuters) – A leading Bahraini opposition activist said she had been refused entry to Egypt at Cairo airport on Sunday, accusing Arab governments of continuing repressive security cooperation despite political change in the region.

Maryam al-Khawaja, the Denmark-based international spokesperson for the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights, said she had hoped to enter Egypt for a few hours to see friends on a stopover while flying to South Africa. […]

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Bahrain Shi’ites battle police at protester’s funeral

Wednesday, 22. August 2012 2:28

DUBAI | Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:00pm BST

(Reuters) – Protesters pelted police with petrol bombs and stones in clashes that broke out in Bahrain on Tuesday night at the funeral for a teenage demonstrator killed last week in a new bout of unrest in the U.S.-allied Gulf state. […]

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Bahraini teenager killed in clash with police

Saturday, 18. August 2012 2:25

DUBAI | Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:40pm BST

(Reuters) – A 16-year-old protester was killed after what opposition activists in Bahrain said was a “brutal attack” by security forces, but which the Bahrain government described as a defensive response to a petrol bomb attack on police. […]

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Bahrain jails activist for three years over protests

Thursday, 16. August 2012 2:21

By Andrew Hammond and Rania El Gamal

DUBAI | Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:16pm EDT

(Reuters) – A prominent Bahraini opposition activist was sentenced to three years in jail on Thursday for anti-government protests, his lawyer said, a verdict Washington said was deeply troubling and rights campaigners called a “dark day for justice”. […]

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Bahrain delays verdict in protest leaders’ retrial

Tuesday, 14. August 2012 2:24

Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:44am EDT

* Verdict delayed until Sept. 4 as street protests simmer

* U.S. wants detainees freed to stabilise ally against Iran

* King says Bahrain has survived a year of “foreign plots”

By Andrew Hammond

DUBAI, Aug 14 (Reuters) – Bahrain on Tuesday delayed until Sept. 4 a ruling in the retrial of 20 men convicted of leading an uprising, lawyers said, a case under scrutiny from U.S. officials keen for a release of prisoners to help restore calm in a regional ally against Iran. […]

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