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Bahrain jails activist for 3 years over protests

Bahrain jails activist for 3 years over protests

Prominent Bahraini opposition activist Nabeel Rajab was sentenced to three years in prison on Thursday for taking part in unlicensed anti-government protests, his lawyer said.

August 16, 2012 3:58
 
The Six Degrees of…George Clooney

The Six Degrees of…George Clooney

George Clooney’s arrest for protesting against violence in Sudan has prompted Kipp to look out who might bail him out. Would Jordan’s Queen or Azerbaijan’s First Lady do it?

March 18, 2012 4:32
 
First official US visit discusses NGO case in Cairo

First official US visit discusses NGO case in Cairo

The top US military officer met Egypt's ruling generals in Cairo on Saturday and discussed the case of US pro-democracy activists charged in an investigation that has strained ties between Cairo and Washington.

February 12, 2012 2:29
 
Freed Egypt activist says will not stay silent

Freed Egypt activist says will not stay silent

An Egyptian activist who became a symbol of resistance to the army's trials of civilians said on Saturday he would not be silenced and denounced the army for detaining and mistreating "prisoners of conscience".

January 29, 2012 11:09
 

UAE pardons activists sentences for insulting leaders

The UAE president has pardoned five activists on Monday (Nov 28) who were convicted a day earlier for insulting leaders of the UAE and who had been on hunger strike for two weeks, a relative of one of the five said, according to a Reuters report.

November 28, 2011 2:23