Category : Bahrain

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: “They want you to be broken and this is why we keep going”

alt informationHuman rights defenders often confront obstacles that keep them from doing the work they set out to do. This is especially true in Bahrain.

Bahraini court postpones decision in case against Nabeel Rajab

alt informationA Bahraini judge postponed a ruling until 11 September in one of the cases against human rights activist Nabeel Rajab

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.

Taking out the trash: UK foreign office report heaps praise on Bahrain

alt informationJohnson offers a watered-down endorsement of human rights and his department's understanding of advocacy is seriously flawed

Bahraini human rights activist sentenced to two years

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

Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab’s trial postponed until 10 July

alt informationThe trial of Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab has been delayed yet again, this time until 10 July

Bahrain: Women’s rights activist arrested and risks torture

alt informationJust as she was getting ready for bed on 3 July, Bahraini human rights defender Ebtisam Al-Sayegh was arrested by masked officers. Her whereabouts remain unknown

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.

Formula 1 must reconsider plans for Bahrain race as crackdown intensifies

alt informationIndex on Censorship has joined with international organisations to urge Formula 1 to address restrictions on peaceful protesters and journalists in Bahrain.

Protester arrested during demonstration at Bahrain Embassy in London

alt informationThe director of advocacy at the Bahrain Institute for Human Rights and Democracy stepped onto the embassy’s steps and was arrested a few minutes later