Bahrain: Massive protests mark anniversary of uprising

Via Bahrain Center for Human Rights Friday, February 14th, marked the third anniversary of the pro-democracy protests in Bahrain, and hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets over the weekend to demand their right to freedom and democracy. The government responded with a heavy use of teargas and the use of shotguns loaded…

Bahrain: Campaign stops tear gas statement

via Bahrainwatch, 7 January 2014 International Campaign Led By NGOs Succeeds in Pressuring Korean Regulator To Cancel Shipment Advocacy group Bahrain Watch announced today that the #StopTheShipment campaign it launched two months ago to prevent a massive shipment of tear gas to Bahrain, has achieved a major milestone.  The Financial Times reported today that South…

Bahrain: Jailed opposition leaders denied medical care

Prominent opposition leaders, who were jailed in the crackdown which followed Bahrain’s uprising in 2011, are being denied medical treatment for their conditions. They are among a group of opposition activists who received harsh jail sentences as the Bahraini authorities sought to crush resistance to the repression. Abduljalil Al-Singace (top right), a former professor of Mechanical…

Bahrain: Korean unions condemn tear gas shipment

The Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) demanded that the Korean government refuse to grant an export license for a huge shipment of tear gas to Bahrain. Campaigners from BahrainWatch have exposed how the Bahrain authorities are seeking to replenish their supplies of tear gas after the massive wave of repression this summer against opposition…

Bahrain: “Rebel” protests challenge regime’s crackdown

A protest movement inspired by Egypt’s “Rebel” campaign brought protesters onto the streets of Bahrain in  the largest demonstrations for months on 14 August. The Bahraini authorities have responded harshly – arresting and detaining critics and rushing through vague new laws against “terrorism” in order to justify a crackdown. The report below is from the…

Bahrain: British Medical Association conference delegates salute jailed colleagues

Delegates at the British Medical Association’s annual conference in June 2013 sent a message of solidarity to Bahraini healthworkers who have been jailed and tortured during the crackdown against protests in 2011. They gathered outside the conference centre, holding up the names of seven medical professionals who have all served prison sentences on trumped-up charges.…