Category : Bahrain

Index welcomes news of Nabeel Rajab’s release but all charges must be dropped

alt informationIndex welcomes release of Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab on Tuesday but all charges against him must also be dropped

#IndexAwards20: Online ceremony reveals Freedom of Expression Awards winners

alt informationThe winners of the Freedom of Expression Awards 2020 include a Turkish lawyer, Bahraini activist and Russian artist, plus two organisations fighting for freedoms in Palestine and Poland

Bahrain must suspend Nabeel Rajab’s sentence

alt informationNine international organisations have written a letter calling for Bahrain to suspend Nabeel Rajab's current sentence.

The people most at risk in Bahrain “are those who choose to freely express themselves”

alt informationIndex calls on the UK to stand up to the Bahrain government on human rights after police storm the London embassy to protect protester

Groups urge Amal Clooney to pressure UK to act on Bahrain’s abuse of freedom of expression

alt informationFifteen international organisations have written to Amal Clooney to urge she pressure the UK to act on Bahrain's human rights abuses.

Ebtisam Al-Saegh: “I think about justice and justice for the rest of the victims”

alt information“My main objective is to tell about the truth and whatever is going on on the ground,” said Ebtisam Al-Saegh, a Bahraini human rights activist, told Index on Censorship.

Groups call on Michelle Bachelet for heightened UN scrutiny of human rights violations in Bahrain

alt informationNGOs call for co-ordinated international action and public scrutiny to address the government of Bahrain's ongoing attacks on civil society and to hold the kingdom accountable to its commitments to international human rights laws and standards

Bahraini injustice: Nabeel Rajab conviction for tweeting upheld

alt informationBahrain’s Court of Cassation has upheld human rights activist Nabeel Rajab’s five-year conviction for critical tweets made from his account condemning Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen and the use of torture at Bahrain’s notorious Jau Prison.

Open letter to Bahraini authorities: Drop all charges and release Nabeel Rajab

alt informationNGOs are concerned that, with Nabeel Rajab's appeal hearing scheduled on 31 December, authorities may be planning to increase his sentence under cover of the world's celebrations of the new year.

Bahrain: Ali Mushaima ‏vows to continue fighting for his imprisoned father

alt informationOutside the Bahraini Embassy, Mushaima also expressed his gratitude towards MPs such as Caroline Lucas and Ian Blackford for raising his father’s case

Authors send letter to His Royal Highness Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa

alt informationLeading writers including Margaret Atwood, Elif Shafak and Claire Tomalin have signed an open letter to the king of Bahrain urging him to intervene in the case of a political prisoner being denied the right to read in jail.