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Bahrain's rights watchdog probes abuse claims

Bahrain's rights watchdog has registered 34 complaints in the last six months, including torture allegations and sectarian discrimination.   The National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR) has launched inves

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Sharp drop in maid abuse cases in Bahrain

Bahrain has seen a drop in the number of foreign housemaids coming forward with allegations of abuse during Ramadan.   In previous years, extended working hours and allegations of general mistreatment during the

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Saudi, UAE ban controversial novel

An Arabic translation of a novel by a former Bahrain resident has been banned in two Gulf states.   Aadujeevitham (Goat Days) was written by the author Benyamin and tells the story of an abused migrant worker in

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2,000 garment unit workers go on strike in Bahrain

Work at a Riffa garment factory ground to a halt yesterday as nearly 2,000 employees went on a strike over allegations of abuse, withheld payment and forced deportation.   The walk-out at MRS Fashions in Hajiyat

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Child abuse maid in Bahrain faces new charge

An Indonesian housemaid who was convicted of sexually abusing an eight-year-old Bahraini has appeared in court for allegedly molesting the girl's cousin.   The 27-year-old appeared at the High Criminal Court

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$10,000 payout for abused maid in Bahrain

A housemaid who was repeatedly assaulted by her employer has received more than BD4,000 ($10,553) compensation thanks to the efforts of Indonesian Embassy officials.   Indonesian national Maria B T Badri was take

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Battered wives turn to 'witches' for help

Battered wives are spending thousands of dinars on "witch doctors" who practise black magic to discipline their abusive husbands, according to a leading Bahraini expert. Psychiatrist and behavioural science specialist Dr

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'Spousal abuse' could be made a crime in Bahrain

Spousal abuse for financial gain could be criminalised in Bahrain, despite claims that there is no evidence such cases exist.   Bahrain's Shura Council yesterday ignored recommendations from the Supreme Counc

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Abused female expat workers in Bahrain up 25pc

Numbers of abused female migrant workers seeking protection have increased by 25 per cent in Bahrain, according to campaigners.   A shelter in Manama, operated by the Migrant Workers Protection Society (MWPS), ga

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Bahraini father jailed for abusing son

An abusive father who repeatedly assaulted his seven-year-old son, leaving him in a coma for more than four years, was yesterday jailed for five years.   The 38-year-old Bahraini "viciously" beat his so

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