Category : Bahrain

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: Wife of UK-based Bahraini human rights defender convicted as reprisals escalate

alt informationA Bahraini Criminal Court convicted and sentenced Duaa Alwadaei in absentia to two months in prison for allegedly insulting a public institution.

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.

David Kaye: The other travel ban

alt informationGovernments are imposing travel bans to deny the spread of information about the state of repression and corruption in their home countries.

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.

Letter: Drop all charges against Nabeel Rajab

alt informationIndex on Censorship joins with a coalition of organisations to write to governments about the ongoing judicial harassment of 2012 Freedom of Expression Award-winner Nabeel Rajab.

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.

Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab denied bail as he appeals two-year sentence

alt informationBahraini authorities continue their campaign of judicial harassment to silence a prominent human rights activist.

Bahrain: UK-based rights activist’s family sentenced to three years in reprisal case

alt informationThe Bahraini authorities on Monday 30 October sentenced the mother-in-law, Hajer Mansoor Hasan, and brother-in-law, Sayed Nizar Alwadaei, of UK-based human rights defender Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei to three years in prison in reprisal for his work.

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.

Bahrain’s reprisals against activist’s family must end

alt informationIndex joins with international organisations to demand that nations urgently raise the case of Sayed Nazar Alwadaei, Hajar Mansoor Hasan and Mahmood Marzooq Mansoor with the Government of Bahrain.