Category : Bahrain

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

London protest marks a year in prison for Nabeel Rajab

alt informationHuman rights activist Nabeel Rajab has been in prison in Bahrain for a full year for expressing opinions. During this time, he has been primarily held in solitary confinement

Groups urge UN members to call for freedom for Bahraini human rights defender

alt informationOn the one-year anniversary of Nabeel Rajab's arrest, Index on Censorship joins 14 international NGOs to call for his release

Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab approaches one year in prison without sentencing

alt informationNext week marks one year since the Bahraini human rights activist and Index on Censorship award winner Nabeel Rajab was imprisoned on charges for which he has yet to be sentenced

Bahrain: Press freedom groups call for lifting of Al Wasat suspension

alt informationPress freedom organisations and local Bahraini groups have raised alarm today over the suspension of Bahrain's only independent newspaper, Al Wasat, which has been barred from publishing for three days now.

Bahrain must end arbitrary suspension of independent newspaper

alt informationIndex on Censorship joined with international human rights organisations to strongly condemn the arbitrary suspension of Bahrain's Al Wasat newspaper.