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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

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.

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’s allies must take action to free human rights defenders

The undersigned 40 organisations call on the international community to publicly condemn the ongoing crackdown on human rights defenders, who face harassment, imprisonment, and forced exile for peacefully exercising their internationally recognised rights to freedom of expression and assembly. With parliamentary elections in Bahrain scheduled for 22 November, the international

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

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

Index calls on UK to speak out against Bahraini human rights abuses after Rajab arrest

Index calls on UK to speak out against Bahraini human rights abuses after Rajab arrest

Index award winner Nabeel Rajab has been detained for seven days while being investigated for claims that he offended the Ministry of Interior over Twitter

#FreeMaryam: Protesters deliver message to Foreign Office

#FreeMaryam: Protesters deliver message to Foreign Office

Today a protest was held outside the Foreign and Commonwealth Office calling for the UK government to condemn the regime in Bahrain and support the release of human rights campaigner Maryam Alkhawaja and her father, Abdulhadi Alkhawaja, who has been in prison in the country since 2011.

Bahrain: Human rights defender remains jailed

Prominent regime critic Maryam Alkhawaja was detained at Bahrain International Airport on Friday as she tried to enter the country

Revealed: The British exports that crush free expression

Revealed: The British exports that crush free expression

The Arab Spring has not stopped Britain from helping crush free expression by selling crowd control ammunition to authoritarian states including Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. Alex Stevenson reports

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