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Bahrain: Lift the arbitrary travel ban on human rights activist Nabeel Rajab

Bahrain: Lift the arbitrary travel ban on human rights activist Nabeel Rajab

A coalition of NGOs calls on the Bahraini authorities to lift the arbitrary travel ban on human rights defender Nabeel Rajab and allow him to travel abroad with his family for the purpose of securing medical assistance for his wife, Sumaya Rajab.

Bahrain: Release prisoner of conscience Dr. Abduljalil al-Singace

Bahrain: Release prisoner of conscience Dr. Abduljalil al-Singace

NGOs from the around the world call for the immediate release of prisoner of conscience Dr. Abduljalil al-Singace on his 300th day of hunger strike.

#Index100: Unveiling this year’s 100 global free speech heroes

#Index100: Unveiling this year’s 100 global free speech heroes

A graffiti artist who paints murals in war-torn Yemen, a jailed Bahraini academic and the Ethiopia’s Zone 9 bloggers are among those listed among this year’s #Index100 global free expression heroes.

NGOs condemn imprisonment and nationality revocation of photographer

NGOs condemn imprisonment and nationality revocation of photographer

Award-winning photographer Sayed Ahmed al-Mousawi was sentenced to 10 years in prison and had his nationality revoked, along with 12 others, after covering a series of demonstrations in early 2014.

“Am I OK with the Bahraini government knowing this?”

“Am I OK with the Bahraini government knowing this?”

Farida Ghulam, joined by her children Yara and Sharif, describes the impact the Bahraini government's crackdown on free expression has had on the family

Freedom in Bahrain: “It’s like a dream, isn’t it?”

Freedom in Bahrain: “It’s like a dream, isn’t it?”

In June Bahrain's king pardoned opposition politician Ebrahim Sharif only to throw him back in jail three weeks later. His wife, Farida Ghulam, writes about the surreal nature of living with a lack of free expression

Bahrain activist Zainab Al-Khawaja sentenced to one year for insulting king

Bahrain activist Zainab Al-Khawaja sentenced to one year for insulting king

Zainab Al-Khawaja was sentenced to one year for insulting the country's king. The human rights activist faced the Bahrain Court of Appeal on 21 October 2015, her 32nd birthday.

Zainab Al-Khawaja to face Bahrain court of appeal

Zainab Al-Khawaja to face Bahrain court of appeal

Bahraini human rights activist Zainab Al-Khawaja will appear before the Bahraini court of appeals on 21 October

Renewed calls for al-Singace release as protest hits 200 days

Renewed calls for al-Singace release as protest hits 200 days

Today marks the 200th day of Bahraini prisoner of conscience Dr Abduljalil al-Singace’s protest. Since 21 March, Dr al-Singace has boycotted all solid food in protest of the treatment of inmates at the Central Jau Prison.

NGOs invite states to sign UN joint-statement on Bahrain

NGOs invite states to sign UN joint-statement on Bahrain

The Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy alongside 16 NGOs including Index on Censorship today voiced our support for the UN joint-statement

International NGOs call on Bahrain to release Dr Abduljalil al-Singace

International NGOs call on Bahrain to release Dr Abduljalil al-Singace

Bahraini prisoner of conscience Dr Abduljalil al-Singace today hits a milestone 160 days of hunger strike as rights organisations appeal for his freedom. Forty-one international NGOs today released an urgent appeal addressed to the Government of Bahrain to release the hunger striker. Release Prisoner of Conscience Dr Abduljalil al-Singace as

Release prisoner of conscience Dr Abduljalil al-Singace as hunger strike reaches 160th day

Release prisoner of conscience Dr Abduljalil al-Singace as hunger strike reaches 160th day

Forty-one international NGOs call on the Bahraini authorities to release Dr Abduljalil al-Singace and all prisoners of conscience in Bahrain.

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