Category : Bahrain

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

UN declares Nabeel Rajab’s imprisonment unlawful, warns arbitrary detention in Bahrain may amount to “crimes against humanity”

alt informationIt finds that Rajab should never have been prosecuted and that Bahraini authorities employed “vague and overly broad” legal provisions to target him for his “political views and convictions”

Bahrain court acquits leading opposition leader

alt informationBahrain’s High Criminal Court acquitted the leader of Bahrain’s dissolved opposition party Al-Wefaq, Sheikh Ali Salman, of politically motivated charges related to espionage.

Political speech is not a crime: Urgent appeal to stop the trial of opposition society leader Sheikh Ali Salman

alt informationNGOs 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.

Bahraini court upholds Nabeel Rajab’s five-year prison sentence

alt informationBahrain’s High Criminal Court of Appeal has upheld a five-year conviction for human rights activist Nabeel Rajab for critical tweets made from his account

Protesters call for the release of Bahrain human rights defender seven years after his arrest

alt informationIt has been seven years since Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, the Bahraini defender of human rights, was arrested. His daughters joined a protest outside the Bahrain Embassy calling for his release and shining a light on human rights violations in the country.

Bahrain: Calls for Abdulhadi al-Khawaja’s release from prison shine light on persecution of activists

alt informationIn 2011 Bahraini human rights defenders were arrested for pro-democratic activism. Seven years on, monthly protests are reminders of ongoing injustice.

Bahrain: NGOs call for release of human rights defender Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja on 7th anniversary of his arrest

alt informationSeven years ago this month, renowned human rights defender and former Index award winner Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja was dragged from his home in Bahrain, tortured, tried in a military court, and sentenced to life in prison for his peaceful role in 2011 protests. Today, 5 April, on Al-Khawaja’s 57th birthday, the undersigned human rights organisations call for […]

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.