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Bahrain Should Revoke Nabeel Rajab’s Travel Ban

Bahrain Should Revoke Nabeel Rajab’s Travel Ban

Nabeel Rajab is one of Bahrain’s leading human rights defenders. He is the President of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), a founding director of the Gulf Center for Human Rights, and Deputy Secretary General of the International Federation for Human Rights. Nabeel is also a member of the […]

US-Saudi relationship status: “It’s complicated”

US-Saudi relationship status: “It’s complicated”

“It’s complicated” responded President Obama after being pressed about the status of his friendship with Saudi Arabia, the repressive monarchy doing more harm than good in the Middle East. Today, Obama is set to meet with his counterpart in this complicated relationship at the GCC summit where Saudi leaders and […]

Where Is He? Eight months later, Dr. Nasser bin Ghaith is still disappeared

Where Is He? Eight months later, Dr. Nasser bin Ghaith is still disappeared

On 18 August 2015, UAE security forces arrested Dr. Nasser bin Ghaith, an Emirati economics professor and prominent academic. They arrested him in relation to tweets he allegedly posted in which he criticized Egypt. Eight months later the government has still not revealed his whereabouts and nothing has been heard […]

Panama Papers: GCC Leaders Implicated

Panama Papers: GCC Leaders Implicated

On Sunday 3rd of April, a massive leak of confidential documents from notorious Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca were made public. The 11.5 million documents were sent from an anonymous source to German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung, then analysed and shared by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). The leaked […]

Mohammed Hassan Jawad and the Unseen in Bahrain

Mohammed Hassan Jawad and the Unseen in Bahrain

In 2015, Chinese artist Ai Weiwei used Legos to create portraits of 176 political activists from around the world. Some of the names and faces of political exiles and prisoners of conscience were recognizable, such as Nelson Mandela, Aung San Suu Kyi, Edward Snowden, and Chelsea Manning. Included were some […]