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Bahrain: Lift the arbitrary travel ban on human rights activist Nabeel Rajab

Bahrain: Lift the arbitrary travel ban on human rights activist Nabeel Rajab

A coalition of NGOs calls on the Bahraini authorities to lift the arbitrary travel ban on human rights defender Nabeel Rajab and allow him to travel abroad with his family for the purpose of securing medical assistance for his wife, Sumaya Rajab.

Bahrain: Release prisoner of conscience Dr. Abduljalil al-Singace

Bahrain: Release prisoner of conscience Dr. Abduljalil al-Singace

NGOs from the around the world call for the immediate release of prisoner of conscience Dr. Abduljalil al-Singace on his 300th day of hunger strike.

Syria: Index condemns murder of Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently journalist

Syria: Index condemns murder of Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently journalist

Index on Censorship strongly condemns the murder of Ahmed Mohamed al-Mousa, a member of the news website and campaigning organisation Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS)

Joint statement on death sentence of Palestinian poet Ashraf Fayadh

Joint statement on death sentence of Palestinian poet Ashraf Fayadh

Index on Censorship condemns the decision by Saudi authorities to sentence Ashraf Fayadh to death on charges of apostasy

NGOs condemn imprisonment and nationality revocation of photographer

NGOs condemn imprisonment and nationality revocation of photographer

Award-winning photographer Sayed Ahmed al-Mousawi was sentenced to 10 years in prison and had his nationality revoked, along with 12 others, after covering a series of demonstrations in early 2014.

Syria: Fears for life of free expression advocate Bassel Khartabil

Syria: Fears for life of free expression advocate Bassel Khartabil

Bassel Khartabil, a defender of freedom expression being held in conditions amounting to enforced disappearance, may be facing a death sentence

“Am I OK with the Bahraini government knowing this?”

“Am I OK with the Bahraini government knowing this?”

Farida Ghulam, joined by her children Yara and Sharif, describes the impact the Bahraini government's crackdown on free expression has had on the family

Syria: No word on Bassel Khartabil’s whereabouts

Syria: No word on Bassel Khartabil’s whereabouts

Unconfirmed reports are circulating that Khartabil has been secretly sentenced to death by the Syrian government. We ask the Syrian authorities to reveal Khartabil’s whereabouts and release him immediately and unconditionally.

Freedom in Bahrain: “It’s like a dream, isn’t it?”

Freedom in Bahrain: “It’s like a dream, isn’t it?”

In June Bahrain's king pardoned opposition politician Ebrahim Sharif only to throw him back in jail three weeks later. His wife, Farida Ghulam, writes about the surreal nature of living with a lack of free expression

Bahrain activist Zainab Al-Khawaja sentenced to one year for insulting king

Bahrain activist Zainab Al-Khawaja sentenced to one year for insulting king

Zainab Al-Khawaja was sentenced to one year for insulting the country's king. The human rights activist faced the Bahrain Court of Appeal on 21 October 2015, her 32nd birthday.

Zainab Al-Khawaja to face Bahrain court of appeal

Zainab Al-Khawaja to face Bahrain court of appeal

Bahraini human rights activist Zainab Al-Khawaja will appear before the Bahraini court of appeals on 21 October

Index Awards: El Haqed still has a bad rap with the Moroccan authorities

Index Awards: El Haqed still has a bad rap with the Moroccan authorities

Moroccan authorities have repeatedly prevented Mouad “El Haqed” Belghouat from performing in the country. So yet again, he turns to Europe

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