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Bahrain denies hunger striker’s health is critical

By AP MANAMA: Bahrain is claiming that a jailed activist on a two-month hunger strike shows no signs of critical medical problems and has been taking fluids orally or by an IV drip. The health details released by authorities on Tuesday are an apparent attempt to counter growing international pressures on the Gulf state after …


Bahrain activist moved to hospital after hunger strike

By Firouz Sedarat /Reuters DUBAI: A jailed Bahraini activist who has been on hunger strike for 58 days was moved to a hospital and fed intravenously on Friday after his health deteriorated sharply, his lawyer said. Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja is one of 14 men in prison for leading a pro-democracy uprising in Bahrain last year as a …


Mass pro-democracy protest rocks Bahrain

By Andrew Hammond/Reuters MANAMA: Tens of thousands of Bahrainis demonstrated outside the capital Manama on Friday to demand urgent political reforms, a year after the Gulf Arab state crushed an uprising, witnesses said. The protestors began marching along a highway near Manama in response to a call from leading Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim who urged …


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 Sunni Islamists hit as woman makes history in polls

MANAMA: Rival Sunni Islamist groups in Bahrain lost almost half their seats in a parliamentary election run-off, which also saw a woman making history by winning a municipal seat. The National Islamic Forum (NIF), the local arm of the Muslim Brotherhood organization regained three out of the seven seats it held in the outgoing parliament, …


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