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Bahrain Center for Human Rights wins Norwegian Rafto Prize

Bahrain Center for Human Rights wins Norwegian Rafto Prize

BCHR was awarded the human rights prize for its peaceful fight for fundamental rights in Bahrain

Free speech roundup: Bahrain edition

Free speech roundup: Bahrain edition

European ministers and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) members will meet on Sunday in Bahrain to discuss the future of their political and economic relations from 2013-2016. Bahrain's free speech violations in recent weeks should also be up for discussion, says Sara Yasin

What free speech means to Bahrain

What free speech means to Bahrain

In the last week, Bahrain's treatment of its citizens and their right to free expression has been repeatedly in the news. Sara Yasin reports on a spate of developments that raise questions about the Bahraini government's commitment to free speech.

British embassy in Bahrain gets World Press Freedom Day wrong

Padraig Reidy: British embassy in Bahrain gets World Press Freedom Day wrong

Index calls on Bahrain government to free Nabeel Rajab

Index calls on Bahrain government  to free Nabeel Rajab

Index on Censorship has called upon the Bahraini government to release 2012 Index  Freedom of Expression Award winner Nabeel Rajab and other prisoners of conscience

Bahrain bans all protests

Bahrain has banned all demonstrations following clashes between police and anti-government protestors on Monday (29 October). Interior minister Sheikh Rashid Al Khalifah said that the clampdown was a result of the “repeated abuses” of freedom of expression. The emergency move is the largest scale attempt to quash the Gulf kingdom’s anti-government

Bahraini activist acquitted of Twitter charges but remains in prison

Prominent Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab was today acquitted of insulting the Sunni citizens of the island of Muharraq on Twitter. Rajab was sentenced to three months in prison on 9 July for his remarks on the site. However, the activist remains in jail after being sentenced to three

Bahrain activist Nabeel Rajab sentenced to three years in prison

Bahrain activist Nabeel Rajab sentenced to three years in prison

Index on Censorship condemns the sentencing of human rights defender and Index award winner Nabeel Rajab to three years in prison

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