Wednesday 30 July 2014

Activists call to fast-track sick cell treatment

Activists are demanding health officials fast-track life-saving treatment of sickle cell patients after a fifth death this year was registered in Bahrain. Bahraini Mohammed Hassan Makki was admitted to Salmaniya Medical Complex (S


Oman court orders retrial of 11 activists

Oman's Supreme Court has ordered a retrial of 11 democracy activists convicted of forming an illegal gathering, their lawyer said on Monday, after they staged a prison hunger strike last month. They were jailed last year in a


American activists fly out of Egypt

US pro-democracy activists flew out of Egypt on Thursday after the authorities lifted a travel ban, a move that is likely to defuse the worst row between Washington and Cairo in decades. Egyptian authorities had accused the campaigners, in


UAE pardons five jailed for insulting leaders

The United Arab Emirates on Monday pardoned five activists who were convicted a day earlier for insulting UAE leaders and had been on hunger strike for two weeks, a lawyer defending the group said. The five were arrested in April on charge


UAE activists get jail term for insulting leaders

Five political activists convicted on Sunday of insulting the leaders of the United Arab Emirates were sentenced to between two and three years in jail. "The court pronounces publicly the following sentence: the accused Ahmed Mansoor will


Assad meets Arab envoy, activists report killings

Arab League chief Nabil Elaraby met Syria's President Bashar al-Assad on Saturday to push for reforms and an end to bloodshed, even as activists said Assad's forces killed six people in a relentless crackdown on dissent. The Briti

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