Yusur Al Bahrani

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I am a journalist and a human rights activist. I am also Director at Large at Amnesty International Toronto Organization. While my posts are based on credible human rights reports, they don't necessary reflect Amnesty's opinions or any other human rights organization's views. I also publish in several online publications, and a writer and editor for Socialist Worker Canada . Follow Yusur on Twitter @YusurAlBahrani

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10 December 2012

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Human Rights Day in United Arab Emirates

While millions of people from all over the world are celebrating the International Human Rights Day activists in United Arab Emirates are not able to exercise their rights to freedom of expression and assembly (whether by organizing protests or writing about authorities' violations).

18 November 2012

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Blogging on behalf of Hamid

  Antonella has not blogged since long time. Her last blog post was on April 25, 2012 in which she wrote: “Dear Hamid, Every day I discover how vast a heart can be, like a new landscape at the horizon where sadness, hope, forgiveness, fear, joy and pain run far...

17 October 2012

Four tweeps arrested in Bahrain

According to the Ministry of Interior of Bahrain, “four arrested for misuse of social media.” However, the charges mentioned in the report seem to be very vague – “defaming public figures on social media.” The arrested tweeps, Ali Al-Haiki, Abdullah Al-Hashimi, Ali Mohamed and Salman Abdullah will be held in custody for...

14 September 2012

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UN Conference Live Stream Blocked in Bahrain

According to activists in Bahrain, a United Nations Human Rights Council live stream has been blocked.   Authorities in #Bahrain put obstacles to access #UN website for live stream because of my intervention in the #HRC21twitpic.com/aucktm — Mohammed Al-Maskati(@MohdMaskati) September 14, 2012 Mohamed Al-Maskati, president of Bahrain Youth Society for...

27 June 2012

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Sudan: another blogger rearrested

According to recent reports, many Sudanese bloggers and activists have been arrested in the last few days. Today, I have followed one of the bloggers’ posts on Twitter. Maha Sanosi @MimzicalMimz was arrested. She was released later to tell us about the police raid: This is getting old :) I am fine,12...

7 June 2012

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Nabeel Rajab: Tweeting from prison!

Nabeel Rajab, the President of Bahrain Centre for Human Rights , who was released on bail last week, has been arrested again. Just like last time, Nabeel Rajab is detained for posting what the Bahraini government considers insulting posts on his Twitter  handle. As a result, he will be detained for 7...

28 May 2012

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Nabeel Rajab: The struggle continues in Bahrain

President of Bahrain Centre for Human Rights, Nabeel Rajab, has been released on $800 bail, his lawyer Mohamed Al Jishi said. Earlier this month, Rajab was arrested at Bahrain International Airport on his return from Beirut. Charges against include writing “insulting” posts in social networks (Twitter). He has also been...