Category : Bahrain

Happy birthday Nabeel!

alt informationBahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab is spending his third birthday in prison. Send him a birthday message on Twitter or Facebook

Bahraini hunger striker returns to protest after being hospitalised

alt informationBahraini campaigner Ali Mushaima is returning to his protest site outside the Bahrain embassy in Knightsbridge, London, 24 hours after being hospitalised.

Bahraini activist Ali Mushaima hospitalised

alt informationBahraini activist Ali Mushaima was hospitalised after completing one month of his hunger strike outside the Bahrain Embassy in London to protest the inhuman treatment of his 70-year-old father, political prisoner Hassan Mushaima, while serving a life sentence in Bahrain.

“I am writing to ask Your Majesty to help me save the life of my 70-year-old father”

alt informationAs Ali Mushaima enters the 4th week of his hunger strike to save his imprisoned father, Hassan Mushaima, he writes a letter to Queen Elizabeth, urging her to intervene on behalf of his father to ensure that his basic needs are met.

Bahrain must allow medical care for all prisoners of conscience

alt informationIndex on Censorship joins call for Bahrain's government to address denial of medical care to Hassan Mushaima

UN declares Nabeel Rajab’s imprisonment unlawful, warns arbitrary detention in Bahrain may amount to “crimes against humanity”

alt informationIt finds that Rajab should never have been prosecuted and that Bahraini authorities employed “vague and overly broad” legal provisions to target him for his “political views and convictions”

Bahrain court acquits leading opposition leader

alt informationBahrain’s High Criminal Court acquitted the leader of Bahrain’s dissolved opposition party Al-Wefaq, Sheikh Ali Salman, of politically motivated charges related to espionage.

Political speech is not a crime: Urgent appeal to stop the trial of opposition society leader Sheikh Ali Salman

alt informationNGOs call on Bahraini authorities to drop all charges and ensure the immediate and unconditional release of Sheikh Ali Salman, Secretary-General of Bahrain's largest political opposition society, al-Wefaq National Islamic Society.

Bahrain: Calls for Abdulhadi al-Khawaja’s release from prison shine light on persecution of activists

alt informationIn 2011 Bahraini human rights defenders were arrested for pro-democratic activism. Seven years on, monthly protests are reminders of ongoing injustice.

Bahrain: Wife of UK-based Bahraini human rights defender convicted as reprisals escalate

alt informationA Bahraini Criminal Court convicted and sentenced Duaa Alwadaei in absentia to two months in prison for allegedly insulting a public institution.

Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab’s tweet trial brought forward, then adjourned to 7 December

alt informationThe 19th hearing of the leading Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab was unexpectedly held earlier than the court had originally ruled.

David Kaye: The other travel ban

alt informationGovernments are imposing travel bans to deny the spread of information about the state of repression and corruption in their home countries.