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On 14 December 2010, human rights defenders Ms Tawakkol Karman, Ms Bushra Alsorabi and Mr Ali Hussain al-Dailami were physically assaulted during a peaceful protest in Sana'a, Yemen. 
Tawakkol Karman and Bushra Alsorabi are Chairperson and Executive Director respectively of Women Journalists Without Chains (WJWC), an organisation which campaigns for freedom of the press and other human rights in Yemen. Ali Hussain al-Dailami is the executive director of the Yemeni Organization for the Defence of Democratic Rights and Freedom.

 ديسمبر 2010

يعبر مركز البحرين لحقوق الإنسان عن امتعاضه الشديد لاستمرار السلطات البحرينية في استهداف ومضايقة المدافعين عن حقوق الإنسان والذي تمثل مؤخراً في المعاملة السيئة التي لاقاها رئيس مركز البحرين لحقوق الإنسان السيد نبيل رجب من خلال إجراءات أمنية انتقائية مورست ضده، وذلك بقيام عناصر من جهاز الأمن الوطني باحتجازه لمدة حوالي الساعة أثناء مغادرته متوجها إلى اليونان عبر مطار البحرين الدولي، وانتهاك خصوصيته وانتزاع كمبيوتره الشخصي المحمول وهاتفه النقال عنوة بعد تهديده، علاوة على بقية الأجهزة الالكترونية التي كانت بحوزته، ثم نسخ كل ما فيها من معلومات وصور خاصة بإفراد أسرته وعمله الحقوقي.


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