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Reporting on how authoritarian states attack freedom of expression by dominating the media, preventing freedom of assembly, restricting online speech and imprisoning, attacking or even killing those who speak out.

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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.

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Azerbaijan crackdown continues with new arrest and activist deprived of lawyer

Azerbaijan crackdown continues with new arrest and activist deprived of lawyer

Journalist from opposition newspaper Azadliq sentenced to 25 days of administrative detention, as jailed activist says she has been denied access to her lawyer
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
Erdogan cartoons: how artists responded to case against a Turkish colleague

Erdogan cartoons: how artists responded to case against a Turkish colleague

When political cartoonist Musa Kart faced nine years in prison for “insulting” President Erdogan, his colleagues from around the world showed solidarity through their own caricatures
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