Category : Bahrain Statements

Bahraini injustice: Nabeel Rajab sentenced for tweeting

alt informationIndex 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.

Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab’s tweet trial brought forward, then adjourned to 7 December

alt informationThe 19th hearing of the leading Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab was unexpectedly held earlier than the court had originally ruled.

Groups call on US, UK and EU to support Nabeel Rajab

alt informationRights groups have written to 11 states and the EU calling for action ahead of the conclusion of Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab’s appeal.

Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab’s trial for tweets adjourned to 31 December

alt informationThe trial of Bahrain’s most prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab was adjourned to 31 December for a technical report on his tweets.

Bahraini Injustice: Nabeel Rajab subjected to humiliating treatment

alt informationBahraini authorities transferred human rights defender Nabeel Rajab from a clinic to the notorious Jau Prison despite severe medical risks, subjecting him to humiliating treatment on arrival.

Bahraini court delays hearing for Nabeel Rajab

alt informationBahrain's Appeals Court convened in the second appeals hearing for Nabeel Rajab, who was sentenced to two years in July for speaking to journalists.

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.