Tag: Free Speech

ADHRB’s Letter to Carlos Santana ahead of the Formula One Grand Prix

ADHRB’s Letter to Carlos Santana ahead of the Formula One Grand Prix

On 7 March 2018, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) sent the following letter to Carlos Santana. On 12 March 2018, ADHRB also directed tweets to Mr. Santana on his Twitter account. At the time of writing, ADHRB has received no response from Mr. Santana. Read a […]

GCC Countries Enforce Legislation Criminalizing Online Expression

GCC Countries Enforce Legislation Criminalizing Online Expression

2 February 2018 –Kuwait recently sentenced online activist Abdullah al-Saleh to ten years in prison for Tweets “abusing Saudi Arabia” and insulting the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain. His sentence demonstrates how countries like Kuwait employ prison sentences as deterrents to free expression online, especially as the government imposes […]