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PHR Joins Call for Freedom for Bahraini Human Rights Defenders and Activists

International Freedom of Expression Exchange

"In the face of growing international concern about human rights violations in Bahrain as you prepare to welcome people to the Formula One on 22 April, we the undersigned 46 members and partners of the International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX) call on you to free detained activists, bloggers, and human rights defenders and drop all charges that violate the right to peaceful expression."

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Bahrain: F1 Cancellation Would Be a “No Confidence” Vote


Cancellation of the Formula 1 Race in Bahrain remains a possibilty, while PHR continues to push for the release of Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, reports POMED.

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In the News

Human Rights Groups Press Obama on Bahrain

Foreign Policy

Non-governmental organizations, including PHR, pressure President Barack Obama to weigh in on incarceration of human rights advocate Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, Foreign Policy magazine reports.

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Bahrain policemen injured as tension mounts over hunger striker


After 14 NGOs, including PHR, ask for the release of prisoners in in Bahrain, continued violence leads to the injury of two Bahrain police officers.

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Bahraini Doctors at Work

Arab Spring doctors in the crosshairs

Global Post

Richard Sollom of PHR writes in Global Post about attacks on doctors and patients in the Arab Spring, "When governments attack their doctors, it has a chilling effect on the whole society. The sick and wounded are afraid to seek care — even for life-threatening illnesses. For every doctor a government kills or disappears, hundreds of patients go without treatment. This multiplier effect impacts society for years."

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