Category : Bahrain

Bahrain: Opposition figure faces charges for free speech

Bahrain’s decision to file charges against Ebrahim Sharif underscores the country’s tactical use of judicial harassment to suppress freedom of speech. Ebrahim Sharif, the former secretary-general of the secular opposition group National Democratic Action Society (Wa’ad), was charged with “inciting racial hatred against the regime” under article 165 of Bahrain’s penal code. The alleged offenses […]

Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab trial postponed until 16 April

The trial of jailed Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab on charges of spreading "rumours and false news" was deferred for a second time on 7 March until 16 April.

Bahrain’s Day of Rage, six years on

A reading list looking at Bahrain's uprising six years on.

Bahrain: Court postpones trial of Nabeel Rajab for an eighth time

A Bahraini court has postponed human rights activist Nabeel Rajab's trial date for an eighth time until 21 February

Bahrain renews detention of human rights activist Nabeel Rajab

Index award-winning human rights activist Nabeel Rajab’s pre-trial detention was renewed for a further 15 days by Bahrain's Public Prosecution on 5 January according to Nabeel’s lawyer.

Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab remains in prison despite court order for his release

Nabeel Rajab, the prominent Bahraini human rights activist who has been held in prison for the past seven months, was due to be released on bail but remains in Jau prison.

Groups urge UN to call on Bahrain to release human rights defender

Fifty-four international human rights and free expression organisations have written to the United Nations on behalf of Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab.

Bahrain: Parliamentary pressure mounts on Theresa May to call for Nabeel Rajab’s release

Parliamentarians today joined in calling on the UK government to call for the release of jailed activist Nabeel Rajab.

Bahraini human rights activist to face trial

Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab, an Index award winner, has been imprisoned for tweeting about the Bahraini government, and could face up to 15 years in jail.

The UK government must do more to address human rights situation in Bahrain

The Bahraini authorities’ orchestrated attack on the rights to free expression, assembly and association, has seriously undermined the prospects of a political solution to Bahrain’s domestic unrest.

Bahrain must end judicial harassment of Faisal Hayyat

We, the undersigned, express our deep concern with the Government of Bahrain's campaign targeting journalists and activists exercising their right to free expression.