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“I feel strong”: Moroccan rapper El Haqed defiant after concert is shut down by police

“I feel strong”: Moroccan rapper El Haqed defiant after concert is shut down by police

A former Index Youth Advisory Board member travelled to Casablanca to see Moroccan rapper El Haqed's first concert in the country. This is her account of the police crackdown that silenced the performance

Morocco: Police block concert by Index award-winning rapper El Haqed

Morocco: Police block concert by Index award-winning rapper El Haqed

Index calls on Moroccan authorities to respect freedom of expression by allowing Mouad "El Haqed" Belghouat and other artists to freely perform in the country

Index Awards 2015: Driving the “good fight for change”

Index Awards 2015: Driving the “good fight for change”

Five courageous individuals were named Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Award winners on 18 March 2015. Three months later, here are updates on their ongoing work

Nabeel Rajab: Tyrannical regimes like Bahrain’s are buying the silence of democratic governments

Nabeel Rajab: Tyrannical regimes like Bahrain’s are buying the silence of democratic governments

Western politicians choose narrow economic interests over the human rights of millions of oppressed people, the jailed Bahraini human rights defender said in a speech delivered on his behalf to the 2015 Oslo Freedom Forum

Bahrain: Index condemns decision upholding sentence of human rights activist

Bahrain: Index condemns decision upholding sentence of human rights activist

The decision by a Bahraini appeals court to uphold a six-month sentence against Nabeel Rajab is a sad example of how the country treats freedom of expression.

Bahrain: End imprisonment of democracy campaigner Nabeel Rajab

Bahrain: End imprisonment of democracy campaigner Nabeel Rajab

Index on Censorship has condemned the latest extension to the detention of the prominent Bahraini human rights activist on spurious charges

Bahrain extends detention of human rights defender

Bahrain extends detention of human rights defender

Index on Censorship condemns the extended detention of Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab, who was arrested in early April for detailing abuses at the country's Jaw prison. On 26 April, Bahraini authorities prolonged Rajab's detention for a further 15 days.

Bahrain must release Nabeel Rajab

Bahrain must release Nabeel Rajab

Ahead of the Formula One Grand Prix this weekend in Bahrain, Index on Censorship calls on the government of Bahrain to release human rights activist Nabeel Rajab and fellow human rights defenders.

End reprisals against leading human rights defender Nabeel Rajab

End reprisals against leading human rights defender Nabeel Rajab

We in the Bahrain and international human rights NGO community condemn the arrest and detention of Nabeel Rajab, a prominent human rights defender in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Bahrain: Rights defender’s appeal hearing postponed again

Bahrain: Rights defender’s appeal hearing postponed again

Index on Censorship award winner Nabeel Rajab had the verdict on his appeal delayed again until April 15. Rajab is appealing his sentence over a tweet.

#IndexAwards2015: Digital activism nominee Syria Tracker

#IndexAwards2015: Digital activism nominee Syria Tracker

Syria Tracker is a crisis mapping platform which collates and exhibits live data on human rights abuses and other welfare issues brought about by the Syrian conflict.

Bahrain: Ruling on Nabeel Rajab appeal set for March 15

Bahrain: Ruling on Nabeel Rajab appeal set for March 15

Index on Censorship award winner Nabeel Rajab was told today to expect a decision in his case on March 15. The travel ban against Rajab is still in place.

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