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Bahrain: Zainab Al-Khawaja sentenced to additional 16 months

Bahrain: Zainab Al-Khawaja sentenced to additional 16 months

Bahraini human rights activist was handed an additional 16 month sentence for insulting a public official, according to her sister Maryam Al-Khawaja, co-director of the Gulf Center for Human Rights

Bahrain: Three years in jail for activist for “insulting the king”

Bahrain: Three years in jail for activist for “insulting the king”

Zainab Al-Khawaja was on trial for ripping up a photo of King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa

Maryam Al-Khawaja: Why I am boycotting my date with Bahraini justice

Maryam Al-Khawaja: Why I am boycotting my date with Bahraini justice

The leading human rights defender explains her reasons for boycotting the court hearing that on Monday saw her sentenced to one year in prison

Egypt: Regime pushes self-censorship on journalists

Egypt: Regime pushes self-censorship on journalists

The "loyalty pledge" taken by the editors of Egypt's largest newspapers has been seen as unusual even in a country where the media is in lockstep with the regime. Shahira Amin reports

Bahrain releases Zainab Al-Khawaja

Bahrain human rights activist Zainab Al-Khawaja was released from prison on Wednesday after spending five weeks imprisoned. Al-Khawaja, who is more than eight months pregnant, must return to court on 4 and 9 December for her sentencing.

Shout Art Loud: A “living report” on art and sexual violence in Egypt

Shout Art Loud: A “living report” on art and sexual violence in Egypt

Graffiti artists, cartoonists, dancers and actors are fighting back against rising levels of violence and sexism in the streets of Cairo, according to a new documentary from Index.

Bahraini court postpones trial of Nabeel Rajab until 20 January

Bahraini court postpones trial of Nabeel Rajab until 20 January

Nabeel Rajab was released without bail today as a Bahraini court postponed his trial until 20 January 2015.

Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab and Zainab Al-Khawaja trials postponed

Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab and Zainab Al-Khawaja trials postponed

The prominent human rights defenders are facing charges of insulting government institutions on Twitter and publicly insulting the king respectively

Bahrain: Rights activist jailed over tweet is denied bail

Bahrain: Rights activist jailed over tweet is denied bail

The trial of Index award winner Nabeel Rajab has been adjourned until 29 November

Foreign Secretary: Use UK influence on Bahrain to free Nabeel Rajab, Zainab Al-Khawaja and Ghada Jamsheer

Dear Mr. Hammond, We are writing to you in light of your current tour of Gulf Cooperation Council countries regarding the arbitrary arrest and detention of human rights defenders Nabeel Rajab, Zainab Al-Khawaja and Ghada Jamsheer in Bahrain for cases of peaceful expression. Nabeel Rajab, the President of the Bahrain

Rights groups call on UK to press Bahrain to release human rights defenders

Rights groups call on UK to press Bahrain to release human rights defenders

Nine human rights organisations called on the British government on Friday to speak out publicly in the case of activists currently being detained in Bahrain. Prominent human rights defenders Nabeel Rajab, Zainab Al-Khawaja and Ghada Jamsheer have all been arrested and face lengthy prison sentences in Bahrain for cases of

Bahrain: Maryam Al-Khawaja urges UK to speak out on human rights violations

TAKE ACTION: Tell your MP to put pressure on Bahrain to release Nabeel Rajab and Zainab Al-Khawaja

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