Category Archives: Bahrain

Read WIRE November/December and join the world’s biggest human rights event!

Every year, around Human Rights Day in December, hundreds of thousands of people worldwide send a message to someone they’ve never met. It’s a classic Amnesty technique: 52 years of human rights work show that words really do have the … Continue reading

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Meeting Human Rights Activists from Bahrain on World Day for the Victims of Torture

By Hassiba Hadj-Sahraoui, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa As Khadija al-Mousawi entered the room I was immediately struck by her dignity. This quiet and unassuming woman is undoubtedly very courageous. Her husband Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja … Continue reading

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Testimonies from Bahrain: Arrested for treating the injured

This blog was written before its author and 19 other health workers were sentenced to prison by Bahrain’s National Safety Court of First Instance on 29 September. I am a health worker at Salmaniya hospital, the main hospital in Bahrain. … Continue reading

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Testimonies from Bahrain: An activist’s detention ordeal

I am a Bahraini activist, involved in the Bahrain Revolution that started on 14 February. When the army demolished the Pearl Roundabout and began arresting people, I was terrified. I knew that I hadn’t done anything wrong – but they … Continue reading

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Testimonies from Bahrain: A hospital under siege

By a medical worker from Salmaniya Medical Complex in Manama. Thursday 17 March 2011 The morning after martial law was announced in Bahrain, I went to work at the Salmaniya Medical Complex early, only to find that the hospital had … Continue reading

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