Category : Statements

Statements from freedom of expression organisation Index on Censorship, the global voice of free expression

UAE: Joint open letter to William Hague calling for release of activists

Since March, Emirati authorities have arrested over 50 activists and human rights defenders in a widespread crackdown on dissent. Index joins a group of international rights groups in calling on UK Foreign Minister William Hague and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to push for the prisoners' release

Index letter to Joint Committee on Human Rights about concerns of Justice and Security Green Paper

The UK government's plans to extend secret hearings into the civil courts will lead to a diminishing in the open administration of justice, Index on Censorship has said in a letter to the Joint Committee on Human Rights

UK: Letter to foreign secretary on cyberspace

As the London Conference on Cyberspace begins, Index on Censorship has joined leading human rights groups and media freedom activists in calling on Foreign Secretary William Hague to reject censorship and surveillance that undermines free expression

Index on Censorship letter to Metropolitan Police Commissioner


Index condemns abuse of power by Met Police in phone-hacking probe

Index on Censorship is appalled by reports that the Metropolitan Police is seeking a court order under the Official Secrets Act to force Guardian journalists to reveal sources in the phone-hacking scandal investigation INDEX ON CENSORSHIP LETTER TO METROPOLITAN POLICE COMMISSIONER JOHN KAMPFNER ON PRESS REGULATION: BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR

Joint letter to Home Secretary on social media blackouts

As Twitter, Facebook and Blackberry prepare to meet the home secretary, Index on Censorship and other human and digital rights campaigners ask to be included in discussions on social media blackouts

An open letter to the head of Iran’s judiciary

Index on Censorship calls for the release of film maker Mahnaz Mohammadi and actress and documentary maker Pegah Ahangarani

Letter: Free Hossein Derakhshan

A letter to the head of the Iranian judiciary, from Index on Censorship, PEN Canada, Article 19, Committee to Protect Journalists, and Canadian Journalists for Free Expression Plus free speech groups call for release of “blogfather”

Open letter to Ayatollah Khamenei

On the 31st anniversary of the Islamic revolution, Index on Censorship and international free speech campaigners call on Iran to release the more than 60 writers, journalists, and bloggers currently in prison
PLUS: Maziar Bahari calls on the regime to let his colleagues go

Freedom for Mohamed Abbou

Jailed Tunisian dissident, writer and lawyer Mohamed Abbou was released from prison in Le Kef, where he had been held since his arrest in March 2005. He was sentenced to prison for three-and-a-half years for exposing torture in Tunisian prisons on the Internet. His release and that of more than 20 other political prisoners came […]

An open letter to the Iranian Ambassador

His Excellency Mr Rasoul Movahedian Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran 16 Prince’s Gate London SW7 1PT Fax: 020 7589 4440 19 June 2007 Your Excellency, ARTICLE 19, English PEN and Index on Censorship call for the immediate release of three US-Iranian citizens, charged by the Iranian authorities with ‘acting against national security by […]