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Bahrain: Index condemns decision upholding sentence of human rights activist

Bahrain: Index condemns decision upholding sentence of human rights activist

The decision by a Bahraini appeals court to uphold a six-month sentence against Nabeel Rajab is a sad example of how the country treats freedom of expression.

Bahrain: End imprisonment of democracy campaigner Nabeel Rajab

Bahrain: End imprisonment of democracy campaigner Nabeel Rajab

Index on Censorship has condemned the latest extension to the detention of the prominent Bahraini human rights activist on spurious charges

Bahrain extends detention of human rights defender

Bahrain extends detention of human rights defender

Index on Censorship condemns the extended detention of Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab, who was arrested in early April for detailing abuses at the country's Jaw prison. On 26 April, Bahraini authorities prolonged Rajab's detention for a further 15 days.

Bahrain must release Nabeel Rajab

Bahrain must release Nabeel Rajab

Ahead of the Formula One Grand Prix this weekend in Bahrain, Index on Censorship calls on the government of Bahrain to release human rights activist Nabeel Rajab and fellow human rights defenders.

Bahrain: Jailed human rights activist on hunger strike

After several unsuccessful appeals to prison administration officials for adequate medical assistance, leading Bahraini human rights defender Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja has publically announced that he has gone on hunger strike in protest of his continued arbitrary detention and mistreatment while in prison. Al-Khawaja, who began the water-only hunger strike on 2 March 2015, is suffering

Bahrain: Rights defender’s appeal hearing postponed again

Bahrain: Rights defender’s appeal hearing postponed again

Index on Censorship award winner Nabeel Rajab had the verdict on his appeal delayed again until April 15. Rajab is appealing his sentence over a tweet.

Bahrain: Ruling on Nabeel Rajab appeal set for March 15

Bahrain: Ruling on Nabeel Rajab appeal set for March 15

Index on Censorship award winner Nabeel Rajab was told today to expect a decision in his case on March 15. The travel ban against Rajab is still in place.

Bahrainis are upset with John Legend — here’s why

Bahrainis are upset with John Legend — here’s why

People are taking to social media to express their disappointment at the award-winning singer performing in Bahrain despite the country's poor human rights record

Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab summoned by police and fears new arrest

Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab summoned by police and fears new arrest

The prominent human rights activist believes he will be handed down a new charge and could be jailed for years

Ali Abdulemam: I have not lost my identity. I am Bahraini.

Ali Abdulemam: I have not lost my identity. I am Bahraini.

Stripped of his Bahraini citizenship, Ali Abdulemam responds by saying "I have an identity and I am proud of it".

Bahrain revokes citizenship of 72 critical voices

On 31 January 2015, Bahrain’s Ministry of the Interior revoked the citizenship of 72 individuals, including journalists, bloggers, and political and human rights activists, rendering many of them stateless – its latest attempt to crack down on those critical of the government. “Bahrain is using citizenship, the most basic of

Bahrain: Nine arrested for “misusing social media”

Bahrain: Nine arrested for “misusing social media”

Nine people have been arrested in Bahrain for "misusing social media", a charge which is punishable by a fine or up to two years in prison.

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