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  • Bahrain to Repeal Legal Provision Not Penalizing Rapist who Marries his Victim

    A Bahraini parliamentary committee said it had agreed to repeal Article 353 of the Penal Code, which stipulates that a rapist should not be punished if he decides to marry his victim.

  • King Hamad Ratifies Law Amending Penal Code Provision

    King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa ratified and issued Law 3/2018 amending some provisions of Penal Code issued by Law Decree 15/1976, after its approval by the Shura Council and the Council of Representatives.

  • Shura Council Passes Alternative Punishments Law

    Shura Council approved in it session on Sunday (July 2, 2017) a bill regarding alternative punishments and measures that allow the judge to issue alternative punishments, including community service, house arrest in a specific place, preventing from going to a place or specific places, undertaking not approach or contact persons or certain entities, submitting to electronic monitoring, attending rehabilitation and training programs, and repairing the caused damage.

  • Bahrain’s Higher Media Authority Orders Media Outlets to Not Hire who “Insults” Bahrain & Sister Countries

    The Deputy president of the Higher Authority of Media and Communications Isa bin Abdulrahman Al-Hammadi issued a decision binding all media outlets in the kingdom to refrain from hiring or supporting any person or media outlet that has “views that insult the kingdom”.