Category : Bahrain

Groups call on Michelle Bachelet for heightened UN scrutiny of human rights violations in Bahrain

alt informationNGOs call for co-ordinated international action and public scrutiny to address the government of Bahrain's ongoing attacks on civil society and to hold the kingdom accountable to its commitments to international human rights laws and standards

Bahraini injustice: Nabeel Rajab conviction for tweeting upheld

alt informationBahrain’s Court of Cassation has upheld human rights activist Nabeel Rajab’s five-year conviction for critical tweets made from his account condemning Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen and the use of torture at Bahrain’s notorious Jau Prison.

Egyptian court upholds prison sentence against Amal Fathy

alt informationAn Egyptian court on Sunday upheld a two-year prison sentence against activist Amal Fathy, who had been detained since May after posting a Facebook video that criticised sexual harassment in Egypt. Fathy was released following a court hearing on 27 December but remains under house arrest.

Open letter to Bahraini authorities: Drop all charges and release Nabeel Rajab

alt informationNGOs are concerned that, with Nabeel Rajab's appeal hearing scheduled on 31 December, authorities may be planning to increase his sentence under cover of the world's celebrations of the new year.

Bahrain: Ali Mushaima ‏vows to continue fighting for his imprisoned father

alt informationOutside the Bahraini Embassy, Mushaima also expressed his gratitude towards MPs such as Caroline Lucas and Ian Blackford for raising his father’s case

Authors send letter to His Royal Highness Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa

alt informationLeading writers including Margaret Atwood, Elif Shafak and Claire Tomalin have signed an open letter to the king of Bahrain urging him to intervene in the case of a political prisoner being denied the right to read in jail.

Happy birthday Nabeel!

alt informationBahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab is spending his third birthday in prison. Send him a birthday message on Twitter or Facebook

Bahraini hunger striker returns to protest after being hospitalised

alt informationBahraini campaigner Ali Mushaima is returning to his protest site outside the Bahrain embassy in Knightsbridge, London, 24 hours after being hospitalised.

Bahraini activist Ali Mushaima hospitalised

alt informationBahraini activist Ali Mushaima was hospitalised after completing one month of his hunger strike outside the Bahrain Embassy in London to protest the inhuman treatment of his 70-year-old father, political prisoner Hassan Mushaima, while serving a life sentence in Bahrain.

Bahraini government must immediately release Nabeel Rajab

alt informationRights groups call for immediate release of Nabeel Rajab after UN group calls his detention arbitrary and discriminatory

“I am writing to ask Your Majesty to help me save the life of my 70-year-old father”

alt informationAs Ali Mushaima enters the 4th week of his hunger strike to save his imprisoned father, Hassan Mushaima, he writes a letter to Queen Elizabeth, urging her to intervene on behalf of his father to ensure that his basic needs are met.

Bahrain must allow medical care for all prisoners of conscience

alt informationIndex on Censorship joins call for Bahrain's government to address denial of medical care to Hassan Mushaima