Category : Middle East and North Africa

The UK government must do more to address human rights situation in Bahrain

The Bahraini authorities’ orchestrated attack on the rights to free expression, assembly and association, has seriously undermined the prospects of a political solution to Bahrain’s domestic unrest.

Bahrain must end judicial harassment of Faisal Hayyat

We, the undersigned, express our deep concern with the Government of Bahrain's campaign targeting journalists and activists exercising their right to free expression.

Bahrain: Human rights defender Ghada Jamsheer remains in jail despite poor health

Women’s rights defender, writer and blogger Ghada Jamsheer remains in jail in Bahrain

Bahrain charges Ebrahim Sharif for AP interview after Prince Charles visit

Bahrain’s public prosecution yesterday charged leading opposition politician Ebrahim Sharif under article 165 of the penal code with “inciting hatred against the regime”.

Bahrain: Trial of Nabeel Rajab postponed until 15 December

The trial of prominent Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab – president of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights – has been postponed for a fourth consecutive time

Urgent appeal to EU to call for the release of Nabeel Rajab

The Government of Bahrain continues to arbitrarily detain Nabeel Rajab, president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, founding director of the Gulf Centre for Human Rights

Joint letter to the Sultan of Oman on human rights and press freedom

We, the undersigned organisations, write to you regarding the systematic targeting of journalists, human rights defenders and online activists by the Internal Security Service (ISS) in Oman.

Syrian journalist says UK is dealing with Assad as “a president, not a criminal”

Journalist Zaina Erhaim says the Syrian government wants her killed and that co-operating with Syrian officials, by seizing her passport, was a very dangerous thing for the UK to have done.

How are women journalists shaping war reporting today?

On 24 September Index’s CEO, Jodie Ginsberg, gathered with former BBC chief news correspondent Kate Adie and 2016 Index award-winning journalist Zaina Erhaim

Bahrain: Protesters call for Nabeel Rajab’s release

On Thursday 6 October, human rights groups gathered outside the UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office to hold a vigil for imprisoned Bahraini human rights advocate, Nabeel Rajab

Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab sentencing postponed to 31 Oct

Bahrain's judicial harassment of award-winning human rights defender must end

6 Oct: Join us to tell the UK to help free Bahraini Nabeel Rajab

Join Index on Censorship, English Pen and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy for a vigil outside the Foreign and Commonwealth Office at 12 pm on Thursday 6 October to mark the trial of Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab, who could be sentenced to up to 15 years in prison. The Index on […]