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Freedom of expression

21 Jul, 2017

Bahrain’s assault on independent journalism: Nazeeha Saeed’s conviction upheld

On 18 July 2017, a Manama appeals court confirmed the verdict of a lower Bahraini court in the case of Nazeeha Saeed, correspondent for Radio Monte Carlo Doualiya and France 24,...

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17 Jul, 2017

UN Human Rights - Venezuela Bahrain

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Liz Throssel Location: Geneva Subject: (1) Venezuela (2) Bahrain (2) Bahrain We are deeply concerned that...

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17 Jul, 2017

UN calls for release of Bahraini rights campaigner

The UN human rights office has called on Bahrain to "unconditionally and immediately" release rights campaigner Nabeel Rajab, who was sentenced to two years in jail this week....

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14 Jul, 2017

The UN calls on the Bahraini authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Nabeel Rajab

Press briefing note by the Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights:  "[...] We are deeply concerned that Nabeel Rajab, a co-founder of the Bahrain...

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14 Jul, 2017

Norway calls for release of Nabeel Rajab in Bahrain

"Norway has repeatedly expressed concern about Mr Rajab’s situation and has urged the Bahraini authorities to fulfil their international human rights obligations. We call again...

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12 Jul, 2017

Statement by Human Rights Commissioner Kofler on the conviction of a Bahraini human rights activist

Bärbel Kofler, Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid at the Federal Foreign Office, issued the following statement today (11 July) on the...

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12 Jul, 2017

Rajab receives two-year prison sentence

Nabeel Rajab, a prominent Bahraini human rights activist, has been given a two‑year prison sentence on charges of publishing and disseminating false news harmful to domestic...

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12 Jul, 2017

Bahrain sentences human rights defender to two years in prison

[JURIST] Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] on Monday condemned [AI report] Bahrain's sentencing of a human rights defender. Nabeel Rajab [Front Line Defenders profile...

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11 Jul, 2017

Open NGO Letter to EU Member States and Institutions Regarding the Export of Surveillance Equipment

Following the alarming evidence that EU-made electronic surveillance equipment is still being exported to authoritarian countries around the world, we strongly urge all EU member...

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11 Jul, 2017

Bahraini human rights activist sentenced to two years

Index on Censorship strongly condemns the sentencing of Nabeel Rajab to two years in prison. The sentencing of Nabeel Rajab, an Index Freedom of Expression Award winner for his...

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