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Retrial Ordered for 21 Defendants in Bahrain Including Hunger Striker Abdulhadi al-Khawaja

04/30/2012

Following news reports that leading Bahraini opposition activist Abdulhadi al-Khawaja will be granted a retrial along with 20 other activists, PHR called for a fair and open trial for all. A Bahraini appeals court today ordered the retrial of the 21 detainees to take place in a civil court.

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Bahrain Formula 1 Protest

Bahrain’s Formula One Gala Not Going as Planned

New York Times
04/21/2012

A New York Times article on Bahrain's Formula One Race, includes a message from PHR that urges more public discussion of Bahrain's current political situation as the race goes forward.

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In the News

Formula 1 Racers, and Protestors, Get Ready for Bahrain’s Big Day

Time
04/21/2012

Despite report from PHR, F1 race will continue as scheduled in Bahrain amid protests against human rights atrocities.

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In the News

Critics blast 'surreal' Bahrain Grand Prix

Deutsche Welle
04/20/2012

With the F1 circus underway in Bahrain, business and tourists are pouring back into the tiny Gulf Kingdom. But the gleaming cars and cheering race crowds are in stark contrast to what’s going on behind the scenes. PHR's Richard Sollom is quoted in this Deutsche Welle story on Bahrain.

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Bahrain protesters swell ahead of F1 weekend

04/20/2012

"Despite promises of reform since our investigation into the Kingdom last year, the Government's excessive use of force has only increased," said [PHR's] deputy director, Richard Sollom.

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