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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.
Index on Censorship has condemned the latest extension to the detention of the prominent Bahraini human rights activist on spurious charges
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
The prominent human rights activist believes he will be handed down a new charge and could be jailed for years
Stripped of his Bahraini citizenship, Ali Abdulemam responds by saying "I have an identity and I am proud of it".
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