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Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab sentenced for a tweet

Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab sentenced for a tweet

Human rights campaigner Nabeel Rajab was sentenced to six months imprisonment by a Bahraini court.

Chris Ames: Who’s behind the Chilcot Inquiry delay?

Chris Ames: Who’s behind the Chilcot Inquiry delay?

Despite his repeated assertions that it is nothing to do with him, it is now clear that British Prime Minister David Cameron not only has the power to hold back the long-awaited Chilcot Inquiry into the UK’s involvement in the Iraq war until after the election – but may actually do so.

Tell Bahrain to drop charges against activist over tweet, demand human rights organisations

Tell Bahrain to drop charges against activist over tweet, demand human rights organisations

In October a Bahraini court ruled that prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab would face criminal charges stemming from a single tweet

23 Jan: Vigil for Saudi blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes

23 Jan: Vigil for Saudi blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes

Index on Censorship, English PEN and Article 19 will hold a peaceful vigil in front of the embassy of Saudi Arabia at 9am on Friday 23 January in condemnation of the ongoing flogging and imprisonment of Raif Badawi. Please meet at the Curzon Street side of the embassy. Blogger and

Gay Egyptians living in “constant fear” as crackdown from authorities and media worsens

Gay Egyptians living in “constant fear” as crackdown from authorities and media worsens

In recent months, 150 suspected homosexuals have been arrested and detained, while reporting by pro-government media has further fuelled prejudice against gay people. Shahira Amin reports

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.

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