Category : Middle East and North Africa

Bahrain’s Day of Rage, six years on

A reading list looking at Bahrain's uprising six years on.

Murad Subay: Yemen’s war makes a month feel like a year

The Index award winner talks about the war in Yemen, president Trump's travel ban his involvement in a prize for aspiring artists from around the world

Groups urge Boris Johnson to call for release of Nabeel Rajab

International organisations call on the British foreign minister to pressure Bahrain to end judicial harassment of human rights advocate Nabeel Rajab

Bahrain: Court postpones trial of Nabeel Rajab for an eighth time

A Bahraini court has postponed human rights activist Nabeel Rajab's trial date for an eighth time until 21 February

Bahrain renews detention of human rights activist Nabeel Rajab

Index award-winning human rights activist Nabeel Rajab’s pre-trial detention was renewed for a further 15 days by Bahrain's Public Prosecution on 5 January according to Nabeel’s lawyer.

Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab remains in prison despite court order for his release

Nabeel Rajab, the prominent Bahraini human rights activist who has been held in prison for the past seven months, was due to be released on bail but remains in Jau prison.

Inside Syria’s war: The extreme dangers faced by local reporters

A Syrian citizen journalist on the realities of reporting in a country where a pseudonym and bulletproof vest offer little protection from constant danger

Groups urge UN to call on Bahrain to release human rights defender

Fifty-four international human rights and free expression organisations have written to the United Nations on behalf of Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab.

Bahrain: Parliamentary pressure mounts on Theresa May to call for Nabeel Rajab’s release

Parliamentarians today joined in calling on the UK government to call for the release of jailed activist Nabeel Rajab.

Bahraini human rights activist to face trial

Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab, an Index award winner, has been imprisoned for tweeting about the Bahraini government, and could face up to 15 years in jail.

Syria: Whereabouts of four abducted activists unknown

Prominent human rights defenders Razan Zaitouneh, Samira Al-Khalil, Wa’el Hamada and Nazim Hammadi – the Douma four – should be released immediately, 32 human rights organisations said today, on the third anniversary of their abduction.  On 09 December 2013, a group of armed men stormed into the office of the Violations Documentation Centre in Syria, […]