Nine international organisations have written a letter calling for Bahrain to suspend Nabeel Rajab’s current sentence.
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NGOs 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
Bahrain’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.
NGOs 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.
Leading 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.
Rights groups call for immediate release of Nabeel Rajab after UN group calls his detention arbitrary and discriminatory
Index on Censorship joins call for Bahrain’s government to address denial of medical care to Hassan Mushaima
Political speech is not a crime: Urgent appeal to stop the trial of opposition society leader Sheikh Ali Salman
NGOs call on Bahraini authorities to drop all charges and ensure the immediate and unconditional release of Sheikh Ali Salman, Secretary-General of Bahrain’s largest political opposition society, al-Wefaq National Islamic Society.
Bahrain: NGOs call for release of human rights defender Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja on 7th anniversary of his arrest
Seven years ago this month, renowned human rights defender and former Index award winner Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja was dragged from his home in Bahrain,...
Index condemns the decision to sentence Bahraini human rights defender – and Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Award winner – Nabeel Rajab to five years in prison.