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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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Majority of women in news media suffer abuse

Nearly two-thirds of women in the news media have experienced acts of intimidation, threats and abuse in relation to their work, ranging in severity from name-calling to death threats, a report said. The most frequently reported a

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Oman officials get jail for abuse of office

A court in Oman sentenced two ex-government officials on Sunday to three years in jail for abuse of office, local media reported, one of a series of trials that began last year to curb corruption in the Sultanate. Oman's Sulta

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Experts warn of more sex abuse victims

Psychologists have warned more victims are likely to come forward in a horrific case of child sex abuse in Bahrain. They suspect a 43-year-old Bahraini father, who has been arrested for sexually assaulting his four daughters, has

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Tougher penalties on way for child abuse

Tougher punishments could be on the way for those endangering the lives of children or mentally-disabled people in Bahrain. The Shura Council yesterday initially approved a proposed amendment to the Penal Code, which states that p

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UAE experts warn of rising child abuse

Experts have warned of rising incidence of child abuse in the region and the long-term impact on victims, citing recent studies and global data. A recent Sharjah study that surveyed students from seven government schools found tha

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300pc rise in child abuse cases

Child abuse cases registered by a government run centre in Bahrain have increased by more than 300 per cent since 2007. Latest figures released by the Social Development Ministry shows that the Child Protection Centre in Gudaibiya

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Saudi passes landmark domestic abuse law

Saudi Arabia has passed landmark legislation aimed at protecting women, children and domestic workers against domestic abuse, a human rights official said, in a move aimed at reducing hidden violence against women in the kingdom.

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