Jaw Prison

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A screen shot of an audio message by imprisoned Bahraini journalist Mahmoud al-Jaziri posted April 7, 2020, on a YouTube channel run by Bahraini dissidents, in which he described conditions in Jaw Prison amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bahrain puts imprisoned journalist in solitary confinement after reporting on COVID-19 danger

New York, April 10, 2020 – Bahraini authorities should immediately stop retaliating against imprisoned journalist Mahmoud al-Jaziri for reporting on conditions inside Bahraini prisons and should free all journalists imprisoned for their work, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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The Formula One track, above, in Bahrain is a source of national pride but a short drive from the spectacle of race day is the overcrowded Jaw Prison. (AFP/Tom Gandolfini)

Glitz of Formula One must not divert attention from Bahrain’s jailed journalists

When the Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) hosted Formula One for the first time in 2004, it was nearly a false start for the $150 million facility. Drivers told the BBC they feared desert sand would damage their racecars. So track employees began a perpetual fight against nature, even spraying glue over the surrounding desert in…

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