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Bahraini court postpones trial of Nabeel Rajab until 2 November

Bahraini court postpones trial of Nabeel Rajab until 2 November

A Bahraini court ruled that Nabeel Rajab will face criminal charges stemming from a single tweet in which both the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Defense allege that he “denigrated government institutions.” The court postponed the trial until Sunday, 2 November.

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

Don’t let Bahrain forget its human rights violations

Every year, the Bahraini government hopes the roar of Formula One cars will drown out criticism for the regime’s human rights violations. This year, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) asks you to ensure that does not happen. How to Show Your Support 1. Join

Eight women who fought for freedom of expression in the last year

Eight women who fought for freedom of expression in the last year

On International Women's Day, we salute all the women around the world who stand up for freedom of expression

Three years after Arab Spring officials thwart digital dissent

Three years after Arab Spring officials thwart digital dissent

The “social media revolutions” once had tyrants fearing their imminent demise. Now Twitter users from Marrakech to Manama know — call for political reforms, joke about a sensitive topic, or expose government abuse and you could end up in jail. Adrian Shahbaz reports

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