Tag: free expression

16 NGOs demand release of imprisoned photojournalist Sayed al-Mousawi

16 NGOs demand release of imprisoned photojournalist Sayed al-Mousawi

Today, sixteen NGOs sent a letter to King Hamad of Bahrain regarding the upcoming appeal hearing for photojournalist Sayed Ahmed Salman al-Mousawi. Bahraini authorities arrested and tortured al-Mousawi three years ago under terrorism charges, and a court sentenced him to ten years in jail after years of arbitrary detention and […]

Sharjah- April 20, 2009 - Dr. Abdulkhaleq Abdulla speaking at a conference on national identity at the Sharjah Women's College in Sharjah April 20, 2009. (Photo by Jeff Topping/The National)  *** Local Caption ***  JT007-0420-IDENTITY IMG_7471.jpg

UAE detains prominent political scientist Dr. Abdulkhaleq Abdulla

On Monday, 16 January 2017, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) State Security Apparatus arrested prominent political science professor Dr. Abdulkhaleq Abdulla, detaining him for ten days before his release on Thursday, 26 January 2017. It is suspected that UAE authorities arrested him over tweets he made about free expression in […]

Bahrain’s Recent Attacks on Press Freedom

Bahrain’s Recent Attacks on Press Freedom

Update: After this post was published, Bahrain’s Ministry of Information Affairs has partially suspended on 16 January 2017 Alwasat, the country’s only independent newspaper. See here for more details.  On 16 January 2017, Bahrain’s prosecution will try the case of journalist Nazeeha Saeed, whom the Public Prosecution Office charged with working […]