Category : Bahrain Statements

Bahrain: Human rights activist’s trial postponed to 27 September

alt informationLeading Bahraini human rights campaigner Nabeel Rajab appeared in the Higher Criminal Court on 11 September to be told by a new judge that the case had been continued to 27 September.

Bahrain: UK silence on Nabeel Rajab “appalling”

alt informationThe Foreign & Commonwealth Office’s silence on the sentencing of human rights figure Nabeel Rajab in Bahrain has been called “appalling” in a letter to the Foreign Secretary, signed by 13 rights groups & MPs on Sunday

Bahrain: Security agency summons online activist who exposed torture in plea to king

alt informationThe Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy and Index on Censorship condemn Yusuf Al-Jamri's torture, and the torture of all persons by Bahrain's NSA.

Bahraini human rights activist sentenced to two years

alt informationIndex on Censorship strongly condemns the sentencing of Nabeel Rajab to two years in prison

Press freedom must not be used as a bargaining chip

alt informationThe call by four Arab states -- UAE, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Egypt -- for Qatar to close news network Al Jazeera is clearly motivated by a desire to control the media in the region.

#WeHearYou: Use your voice to support Bahrain’s political prisoners

alt informationIn Bahrain, you are not allowed to call for freedom or democracy. If you do you will be punished by the monarchy who has been ruling the country for the last 230 years: The Al-Khalifa

Royal Windsor Horse Show must “sever ties” with Bahraini king over executions and blackmail 

alt informationThe Royal Windsor Horse Show should sever ties with the Kingdom of Bahrain, say five rights groups

Bahrain: NGOs express concern over arrest of photojournalist Sayed Ahmed Salman al-Mousawi

alt informationWe, the undersigned, express our deep concern with the government of Bahrain’s continued targeting of journalists, which further restricts free press and expression in the country

Bahrain: Global leaders must speak out against human rights abuses

alt informationIndex on Censorship is deeply concerned about the deteriorating conditions for freedom of expression and human rights in Bahrain.

Bahrain: Opposition figure faces charges for free speech

alt informationBahrain’s decision to file charges against Ebrahim Sharif underscores the country’s tactical use of judicial harassment to suppress freedom of speech. Ebrahim Sharif, the former secretary-general of the secular opposition group National Democratic Action Society (Wa’ad), was charged with “inciting racial hatred against the regime” under article 165 of Bahrain’s penal code. The alleged offenses […]

Bahrain: Parliamentary pressure mounts on Theresa May to call for Nabeel Rajab’s release

alt informationParliamentarians today joined in calling on the UK government to call for the release of jailed activist Nabeel Rajab.