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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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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

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Bahrain: Maryam Al-Khawaja urges UK to speak out on human rights violations

Azerbaijan: Protesters demand end to repression

Azerbaijan: Protesters demand end to repression

Powerful pictures show thousands gathering in Baku as crackdown on government critics continues
Azerbaijan: Journalist Arzu Geybulla threatened

Azerbaijan: Journalist Arzu Geybulla threatened

Azerbaijani journalist Arzu Geybulla has been the subject of ongoing intimidation via social media
Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab to face trial for expressing opinion

Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab to face trial for expressing opinion

Human rights activist Nabeel Rajab will stand trial on 19 October for allegedly insulting Bahraini government institutions on Twitter.