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Bahrain activist blocked from entering Egypt

By Sarah El Deeb / AP CAIRO: A Cairo airport official says a prominent Bahraini activist has been barred from entering Egypt upon the request of a security agency. Nabeel Rajab has been documenting human rights abuses in Bahrain during the island kingdom’s 14-month revolt by its Shia majority that seeks greater rights from Sunni rulers. …


Bahraini activist allowed into Egypt after 12-hour detention

By Mennatallah Fouad Youssef CAIRO: Bahraini political and Rights activist, Maryam Alkhawaja, was allowed into Egypt Monday after being held for over 12 hours at the Cairo International Airport, while another Palestinian journalist was deported to Gaza. Palestinian Majed Abousalama arrived on the same flight as Alkhawaja. He was denied entry and deported to Gaza via …


HRW calls on Bahrain to release democracy activists

By AFP DUBAI: Human Rights Watch on Tuesday called for the release of hundreds of Bahraini pro-democracy activists arrested after last year’s uprising and for all charges against them to be dropped. “Grossly unfair military and civilian trials have been a core element in Bahrain’s crackdown on pro-democracy protests,” HRW said. Cases “against everyone convicted …


Bahrain freed Shia activist warns of violence

By AFP MANAMA: A leading Shia activist jailed for six months and released last week warned of more bloodshed in the Gulf state ruled by a Sunni dynasty if popular demands for greater democracy were not met. “My anticipation is that the situation will lead to more bloodshed if they (the regime) continue to turn …


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