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12 August 2016 |

Bahrain must end reprisals and harassment of human rights defender Sheikh Maytham Al-Salman

Bahrain must end reprisals and harassment of human rights defender Sheikh Maytham Al-Salman IFEX members call on the Government of Bahrain to stop the and judicial harassment and reprisals against Sheikh Maytham Al-Salman.
28 July 2016 |

NGOs to Bahrain: Rights of Nazeeha Saeed and all journalists to report must be respected

NGOs to Bahrain: Rights of Nazeeha Saeed and all journalists to report must be respected On Sunday 17 July 2016 award-winning journalist Nazeeha Saeed was charged by Bahraini Public Prosecution for reporting to foreign media outlets without a license.
6 July 2016 |

Algeria's alarming trend

Algeria's alarming trend Independent journalists and human rights defenders are feeling the wrath of the government, as arrests become increasingly common.
24 June 2016 |

Egypt: Civil society faces existential threat

Egypt: Civil society faces existential threat IFEX joins CIVICUS and other international NGOs to call on Egyptian authorities to address severe violations against human rights defenders.
24 June 2016 |

End judicial harassment of human rights defender and blogger Ghada Jamsheer

Human rights defender and blogger Ghada Jamsheer faces a sentence of 1 year imprisonment for "assaulting a policewoman"
3 June 2016 |

Bahrain has failed massively in implementing human rights recommendations

Bahrain has failed massively in implementing human rights recommendations According to rights groups, Bahraini government's claims of having implemented all BICI recommendations is mere lip service.
12 April 2016 |

Free Zainab Al-Khawaja and Baby

Free Zainab Al-Khawaja and Baby IFEX Members Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain, Bahrain Centre for Human Rights, and Gulf Centre for Human Rights, along with CIVICUS World Alliance for Citizen Participation call on the Bahraini government to free Zainab Al-Khawaja and baby
23 March 2016 |

Human rights defenders face prosecution in unprecedented crackdown on NGOs

Human rights defenders face prosecution in unprecedented crackdown on NGOs In recent weeks, the Egyptian authorities have summoned human rights workers for questioning, banned them from travel and attempted to freeze their personal funds and family assets.
17 March 2016 |

Four years after his arrest, NGOs ask: Where is Syrian activist Bassel Khartabil?

Four years after his arrest, NGOs ask: Where is Syrian activist Bassel Khartabil? Since his detention, many human rights groups have campaigned for his release. On 21 April 2015, the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention declared his detention a violation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and called for his release, yet the Syrian authorities refuse to free him.
17 February 2016 |

Rights groups and cartoonists ask Iranian President Rouhani to help free artist Atena Farghadani

Rights groups and cartoonists ask Iranian President Rouhani to help free artist Atena Farghadani Over 40 human rights groups and more than 75 international cartoonists are calling for leniency for Atena Farghadani, an Iranian cartoonist currently wrongfully jailed.
12 February 2016 |

Egypt: Travel bans used to silence human rights defenders' voices

Egypt: Travel bans used to silence human rights defenders' voices
IFEX joins EuroMed Rights and other groups in calling on the Egyptian government to immediately lift arbitrary travel bans on all human rights rights defenders and activists.
21 January 2016 |

NGOs to Morocco: Drop charges against journalist Ali Anouzla once and for all

NGOs to Morocco: Drop charges against journalist Ali Anouzla once and for all As one of the most respected Arab journalists in the region, Ali Anouzla's publications are renowned for their unequivocally pro-democracy editorial line that translates into a critical yet fair treatment of the real power holders in Morocco.
19 January 2016 |

Bahrain must end harassment of human rights defender Sheikh Maytham Al-Salman

Bahrain must end harassment of human rights defender Sheikh Maytham Al-Salman IFEX members call on the Government of Bahrain to stop the judicial harassment of Sheikh Maytham Al-Salman, and to allow human rights defenders to exercise their right to freedom of expression.
30 December 2015 |

Bahraini rights defender Mohammad Al-Maskati faces prison if sentence upheld

Bahraini rights defender Mohammad Al-Maskati faces prison if sentence upheld Al-Maskati is the founder and former president of the Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights (BYSHR), and is currently a digital security consultant at Front Line Defenders. On 31 December 2014, the Lower Criminal Court in Bahrain sentenced him to six months in prison but he remained free on bail of 100 BHD until the appeal.
4 November 2015 |

Syria must disclose location of arrested activist Bassel Khartabil

Syria must disclose location of arrested activist Bassel Khartabil 
Syria’s authorities have yet to disclose the whereabouts of Bassel Khartabil, a software developer and defender of freedom of information, one month after his transfer to an undisclosed location, 22 organisations said on 4 November 2015. Syrian authorities should immediately reveal his whereabouts and release him.
19 June 2015 |

UN Security Council must press for an end to attacks against media in Yemen

UN Security Council must press for an end to attacks against media in Yemen IFEX members urge the UN Security Council to ensure the protection of journalists in Yemen in light of historic resolution.
15 June 2015 |

Egypt's civil society facing renewed government crackdown

Egypt's civil society facing renewed government crackdown Ten international rights groups are calling for the repeal of a repressive 2002 associations law, which empowers the government to shut down any group virtually at will, confiscate its property, or block its funding.
19 March 2015 |

NGOs to Bashar al-Assad: Implement your amnesty decree and free Syrian activist Mazen Darwish

NGOs to Bashar al-Assad: Implement your amnesty decree and free Syrian activist Mazen Darwish The International Press Institute and 23 IFEX members sent a letter to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad calling for the release of lawyer and human rights defender Mazen Darwish ahead of his court hearing on 25 March 2015.
3 March 2015 |

On anniversary of mass trial, rights groups call on UAE to "stop the charade"

On anniversary of mass trial, rights groups call on UAE to The mass “UAE 94” trial imprisoned dozens of government critics and reform activists in the United Arab Emirates.
19 January 2015 |

NGOs call on Bahraini government to drop Twitter charges against Nabeel Rajab

NGOs call on Bahraini government to drop Twitter charges against Nabeel Rajab The international community's response to the current charges leveled against prominent activist Nabeel Rajab has been monumental in denouncing the Criminal Investigations Department and the Bahraini government for their actions.


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