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Bahrain must release Nabeel Rajab

Bahrain must release Nabeel Rajab

Ahead of the Formula One Grand Prix this weekend in Bahrain, Index on Censorship calls on the government of Bahrain to release human rights activist Nabeel Rajab and fellow human rights defenders.

End reprisals against leading human rights defender Nabeel Rajab

End reprisals against leading human rights defender Nabeel Rajab

We in the Bahrain and international human rights NGO community condemn the arrest and detention of Nabeel Rajab, a prominent human rights defender in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Bahrain: Rights defender’s appeal hearing postponed again

Bahrain: Rights defender’s appeal hearing postponed again

Index on Censorship award winner Nabeel Rajab had the verdict on his appeal delayed again until April 15. Rajab is appealing his sentence over a tweet.

Bahrain: Ruling on Nabeel Rajab appeal set for March 15

Bahrain: Ruling on Nabeel Rajab appeal set for March 15

Index on Censorship award winner Nabeel Rajab was told today to expect a decision in his case on March 15. The travel ban against Rajab is still in place.

Bahrainis are upset with John Legend — here’s why

Bahrainis are upset with John Legend — here’s why

People are taking to social media to express their disappointment at the award-winning singer performing in Bahrain despite the country's poor human rights record

Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab summoned by police and fears new arrest

Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab summoned by police and fears new arrest

The prominent human rights activist believes he will be handed down a new charge and could be jailed for years

Ali Abdulemam: I have not lost my identity. I am Bahraini.

Ali Abdulemam: I have not lost my identity. I am Bahraini.

Stripped of his Bahraini citizenship, Ali Abdulemam responds by saying "I have an identity and I am proud of it".

Bahrain revokes citizenship of 72 critical voices

On 31 January 2015, Bahrain’s Ministry of the Interior revoked the citizenship of 72 individuals, including journalists, bloggers, and political and human rights activists, rendering many of them stateless – its latest attempt to crack down on those critical of the government. “Bahrain is using citizenship, the most basic of

Bahrain: Nine arrested for “misusing social media”

Bahrain: Nine arrested for “misusing social media”

Nine people have been arrested in Bahrain for "misusing social media", a charge which is punishable by a fine or up to two years in prison.

10 Feb: Four years of revolution: Bahrainis insist on political change

10 Feb: Four years of revolution: Bahrainis insist on political change

Lord Avebury, the Vice Chairman of the Parliamentary Human Rights Group cordially invites you to a press conference on: Four years of revolution: Bahrainis insist on political change Four years ago the people of Bahrain flocked to the streets in their thousands seeking fundamental political change after decades of discriminatory

Ten countries where people have been arrested over social media messages

Ten countries where people have been arrested over social media messages

This week prominent Bahraini activist Nabeel Rajab was sentenced to six months over a tweet

Tell Bahrain to drop charges against activist over tweet, demand human rights organisations

Tell Bahrain to drop charges against activist over tweet, demand human rights organisations

In October a Bahraini court ruled that prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab would face criminal charges stemming from a single tweet

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