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In spite of the threats, Bahraini human rights defenders, journalists, netizens and doctors Speak out against violations

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On the occasion of the Universal Periodic Review of Bahrain
by the UN Human Rights Council

Press Briefing

Monday 21
May 2012, 13h-14h30

Room XXV,
Palais des Nations, Geneva

In spite of the threats,
Bahraini human rights defenders, journalists, netizens and doctors
Speak out against violations

Organised by:

Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR)
Bahrain Rehabilitation and Anti Violence Organization (BRAVO)
Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS)
Fédération Internationale des Ligues des Droits de l’Homme (FIDH)
Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR)
International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX)
PEN International
Physicians for Human Rights (PHR)
Reporters sans Frontières (RSF)

Invited Speakers:

Dr. Nada Dhaif,
Chair, Bahrain Rehabilitation & Anti Violence Organization (Bravo)

Lamees Dhaif,
Bahraini journalist

Mohammed Al-Maskati,
President, Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights

Nabeel Rajab,
President of BCHR and GCHR and FIDH Deputy Secretary General, was invited to
participate but was unable to travel as he is in prison, awaiting a court
hearing on 20 May and 22 May

Objective:
To raise awareness with media to generate attention to press Bahrain to end
human rights violations, specifically against freedom of expression and
assembly; and to provide an opportunity for Bahrain and international rights
defenders to speak and to coordinate further lobbying action.

Contact:
Ghias Aljundi, PEN International,
Ghias.Aljundi@pen-international.org,
+44 7880 852 255

Hélène Sackstein, RSF,
sackstein@rsf-ch.ch,
+41(0) 79 696 6133

Sandwiches and drinks will be served.

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