Prisoner Profile: Obaid al-Zaabi

Obaid al-Zaabi is a human rights defender from the UAE. On 2 July 2013, UAE security forces arrested al-Zaabi for tweeting critically about the trial of the 94, which included his brother. Authorities released him on bail on 4 August 2013. Later that year, on 11 December 2013, CNN interviewed al-Zaabi about the increasing arrests[…]

منظمات غير حكومية تدين سجن وإسقاط جنسية الصحافي البحريني احمد الموسوي

25 نوفمبر 2015 – أصدر القضاء البحريني الاثنين الماضي حكماً بمعاقبة المصور الصحافي البحريني السيد أحمد الموسوي بالسجن لمدة 10 سنوات بالاضافة إلى إسقاط جنسيته مع 12 بحرينياً شملهم قرار إسقاط الجنسية في يومٍ واحد. وبذلك تدين المنظمات الموقعة على هذا البيان السلطات البحرينية لاستمرارها في منهج فرض القيود الصارمة على الصحافة المستقلة عبر المحاكمات[…]

Saudi Appellate Courts Binging on Frivolous Lawsuits

Judging by the list of people Saudi Arabian courts sentenced in recent weeks, the kingdom seems to be struggling to determine which forms of religious expression are and are not “criminal.” Last week, a Saudi court sentenced Palestinian poet Ashraf Fayadh to death for apostasy. Saudi Arabia’s religious police arrested Fayadh at a cafe in[…]

NGOs Condemn Imprisonment and Nationality Revocation of Photographer Sayed Ahmed al-Mousawi

إضغط هنا لنسخة عربية 25 November 2015 – Award-winning photographer Sayed Ahmed al-Mousawi was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison and had his nationality revoked, along with 12 others, after covering a series of demonstrations in early 2014. Security forces detained Al-Mousawi for over a year without trial or official charges, accused him of being a part[…]

Newsletter #131

  Bahrain | Updates from the Ground | News & Opinion Saudi Arabia | Other Gulf States | UN Complaint Program Bahrain European Parliament urges Bahrain’s King to lift Nabeel Rajab’s travel ban, drop charges On 19 November 2015, European Parliament member Mr. Pier Antonio Panzeri, along with 80 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), issued a letter to Bahrain’s King[…]