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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.

Bahrainis are upset with John Legend — here’s why

Bahrainis are upset with John Legend — here’s why

People are taking to social media to express their disappointment at the award-winning singer performing in Bahrain despite the country's poor human rights record

Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab summoned by police and fears new arrest

Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab summoned by police and fears new arrest

The prominent human rights activist believes he will be handed down a new charge and could be jailed for years

#IndexAwards2015: Arts nominee Mouad “El Haqed” Belghouat

#IndexAwards2015: Arts nominee Mouad “El Haqed” Belghouat

Mouad Belghouat is a Moroccan rapper and human rights activist who releases music under the moniker El Haqed, roughly translated as ‘The Enraged’.

An attack on free expression is an attack on society, says Peter Greste

An attack on free expression is an attack on society, says Peter Greste

The Al Jazeera journalist recently released after 400 days in Egyptian jail speaks about his time in jail, the campaign for his release and fellow journalists still imprisoned in Egypt

#IndexAwards2015: Journalism nominee Safa Al Ahmad

#IndexAwards2015: Journalism nominee Safa Al Ahmad

Safa Al Ahmad is a Saudi journalist and documentary maker who has spent the last three years covertly filming an unreported mass uprising in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province.

Ali Abdulemam: I have not lost my identity. I am Bahraini.

Ali Abdulemam: I have not lost my identity. I am Bahraini.

Stripped of his Bahraini citizenship, Ali Abdulemam responds by saying "I have an identity and I am proud of it".

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