Category : Middle East and North Africa

Open letter to UN High Commissioner on Egypt’s crackdown on freedom of expression

alt informationTo: His Excellency Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Re: Call for action to condemn the Egyptian authorities’ crackdown on freedom of expression Mr High Commissioner, We, the undersigned organisations, are writing to express our great concern about the current human rights situation in Egypt. Four years ago today, Egypt’s […]

Groups call on US, UK and EU to support Nabeel Rajab

alt informationRights groups have written to 11 states and the EU calling for action ahead of the conclusion of Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab’s appeal.

Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab’s trial for tweets adjourned to 31 December

alt informationThe trial of Bahrain’s most prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab was adjourned to 31 December for a technical report on his tweets.

Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab denied bail as he appeals two-year sentence

alt informationBahraini authorities continue their campaign of judicial harassment to silence a prominent human rights activist.

Bahraini Injustice: Nabeel Rajab subjected to humiliating treatment

alt informationBahraini authorities transferred human rights defender Nabeel Rajab from a clinic to the notorious Jau Prison despite severe medical risks, subjecting him to humiliating treatment on arrival.

Bahrain’s reprisals against activist’s family must end

alt informationIndex joins with international organisations to demand that nations urgently raise the case of Sayed Nazar Alwadaei, Hajar Mansoor Hasan and Mahmood Marzooq Mansoor with the Government of Bahrain.

Bahraini court delays hearing for Nabeel Rajab

alt informationBahrain's Appeals Court convened in the second appeals hearing for Nabeel Rajab, who was sentenced to two years in July for speaking to journalists.

Syrian mother and daughter journalists murdered in Istanbul

alt informationThe bodies of Syrian journalists Orouba Barakat and her daughter Halla Barakat were discovered in their apartment in Istanbul.

Bahrain: Human rights activist’s trial postponed to 27 September

alt informationLeading Bahraini human rights campaigner Nabeel Rajab appeared in the Higher Criminal Court on 11 September to be told by a new judge that the case had been continued to 27 September.

Former Israeli general moves to silence independent journalist David Sheen

alt informationIsraeli-Canadian journalist David Sheen, a former editor of Haaretz who regularly reports on racism against Africans within Israel, is the subject of a defamation lawsuit by former Israeli general Israel Ziv

Bahrain: “They want you to be broken and this is why we keep going”

alt informationHuman rights defenders often confront obstacles that keep them from doing the work they set out to do. This is especially true in Bahrain.