Weekly Newsletter

  • Newsletter 621

    29 December,2016

    Freedom of Expression in a Week
    Newsletter 621
    21 December 2016- 28 December 2016
    Bahrain
    UN Human Rights Office urges Bahrain to release rights activist Nabeel Rajab
    On the 23rd of this month, Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights expressed their serious concern about the ongoing prosecution of Nabeel Rajab, a co-founder of the Bahrain Center for Human […]

     
  • Newsletter 620

    25 December,2016

    Freedom of Expression in a Week
    Newsletter 620
    14 December 2016- 21 December 2016
    Algeria
    Journalist Hassan Bouras jailed for corruption report
    On November 28, the first instance court of al-Bayadh, a city 500 kilometers south of Algiers, sentenced independent journalist and human rights activist Bouras Fora to one year in prison; for “insulting a judge or a […]

     
  • Newsletter 619

    Newsletter 619

    15 December,2016

    Freedom of Expression in a Week
    Newsletter 619
    7 December 2016- 14 December 2016
    UAE
    GCC summit: Systematic clampdown on freedom of expression in Gulf
    The appalling human rights records of states in the Gulf must not be swept under the carpet when member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) gather in the Bahraini capital, Manama, this week (6-7 […]

     
  • Newsletter 618

    08 December,2016

    Freedom of Expression in a week
    Newsletter 618
    30 November 2016- 7 December 2016
    Bahrain
    Human rights lawyer Mohamed al-Tajer charged
    Human Rights Watch said in a statement that Bahrain’s Public Prosecution brought three charges against prominent human rights lawyer Mohamed al-Tajer on November 10, 2016: insulting government institutions, inciting hatred of a religious sect, and misusing a telecommunications appliance
    The […]

     
  • Newsletter 617

    01 December,2016

    Freedom of Expression in a week
    Newsletter 617
    23 November 2016- 30 November 2016
    Jordan
    Dozens organize a sit-in calling for the release of activist Malkawi
    On November 28, dozens of activists staged a sit-in in front of the National Centre for Human Rights’ building to demand the release of detainee Alaa Malkawi, who was arrested by security forces late Monday […]

     
  • Newsletter 616

    24 November,2016

    Freedom of Expression in a week
    Newsletter 616
    16 November 2016- 23 November 2016
    Bahrain
    An opposition leader charged over comments to Associated Press, four employees at BCHR interrogated
    The authorities in Bahrain have charged prominent political activist Ebrahim Sharif, the former leader of the National Democracy Action Society (Wa’ad), with inciting hatred against the regime, following some comments criticizing […]

     
  • Newsletter 615

    Newsletter 615

    17 November,2016

    Freedom of Expression in a week
    Newsletter 615
    9 November 2016- 16 November 2016
     
    Bahrain
    Human rights defender Ghada Jamsheer remains in jail despite poor health
    More than 20 rights groups from around the world call for the sentence to be overturned, as it violates her right to free expression, and for Jamsheer to be freed immediately so she can […]

     
  • Newsletter 614

    Newsletter 614

    13 November,2016

    Freedom of Expression in a week
    Newsletter 614
    3 November 2016- 9 November 2016

    UAE
    Arab Gulf States: Attempts to Silence 140 Characters
    Human Rights Watch announced launching an interactive website that presents the profiles of 140 prominent Bahraini, Kuwaiti, Omani, Qatari, Saudi, and Emirati social and political rights activists and dissidents and describes their struggles to resist government efforts […]

     
  • Freedom of Expression in a Week  Newsletter 613  19 October 2016- 3 November 2016

    Freedom of Expression in a Week Newsletter 613 19 October 2016- 3 November 2016

    03 November,2016

     
    UAE
    Amina Mohamed Abdouly imprisoned over a publishing-related case
    On October 31, the Supreme Federal Court sentenced Amina Mohamed Abdouly to five years of imprisonment in addition to a fine of AED 500,000 (136,000 dollars). The court also ordered the confiscation of her electronic devices and the closure of her e-mail for allegedly “creating and […]

     
  • Newsletter 612

    20 October,2016

    Freedom of Expression in a Week
    Newsletter 612
    12 October 2016- 19 October 2016
     
    UAE
    Charges against Nasser bin Ghaith violate freedom of expression
    Emirates authorities have violated basic rights in their prosecution of the Emirati academic Nasser bin Ghaith, a coalition of nine human rights organizations said. Bin Ghaith faces charges stemming from his peaceful criticism of Egyptian and […]