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Bahrain: “Release Zainab Al-Khawaja with no further delay”

Bahrain: “Release Zainab Al-Khawaja with no further delay”

On 7 April 2016, Bahrain's foreign minister told the US State Department activist Zainab Al-Khawaja would be freed

Bahrain: critics and dissidents still face twin threat of statelessness and deportation

Bahrain: critics and dissidents still face twin threat of statelessness and deportation

When we read about displaced people in the press, we usually hear about Syrian refugees fleeing IS or the one person per second displaced by natural disaster

International groups call for immediate and unconditional release of Zainab Al-Khawaja

International groups call for immediate and unconditional release of Zainab Al-Khawaja

Index joins with international human rights groups to call on the government of Bahrain to release Zainab Al-Khawaja

Bahrain: Ibrahim Sharif sentenced to one year in prison for 2015 speech

Bahrain: Ibrahim Sharif sentenced to one year in prison for 2015 speech

A Bahraini court sentenced Ibrahim Sharif, former secretary-general of the secular, left-wing National Democratic Action Society, yesterday to a year in prison

Lord Avebury, Liberal Democrat peer and human rights defender, dies at 87

Lord Avebury, Liberal Democrat peer and human rights defender, dies at 87

Index on Censorship is saddened to hear of the death of Eric Avebury, a staunch defender of human rights

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.

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