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Spotlight: Yemen

Houthis detain outspoken Yemeni activist Hisham al-Omeisy

Houthis detain outspoken Yemeni activist Hisham al-Omeisy

Al-Omeisy, 38, has been an important public voice in Yemen, providing commentary on the country’s armed conflict. He has used social media, tweeting in English and Arabic, to report on and analyze events in real-time, including airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition that supports the government of President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

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Digital Rights | Bahrain

  • Nabeel Rajab: 'Prison did not defeat me, I defeated prison'
  • Nabeel Rajab: 'Prison did not defeat me, I defeated prison'

    With over 300,000 followers on Twitter, Bahraini rights defender Nabeel Rajab's activism online has undeniably made him a voice of influence in Bahrain and the region at large. Unfortunately, his persistence in exposing state violations online has also led to several run-ins with the law, the most recent of which has landed him in solitary confinement and a two-year prison sentence.

Syria | Censorship | Free Expression & the Law

Syrian magazine banned in Douma and its journalists sentenced to prison

“Rising for Freedom” (Talaana Aaharih) magazine has been banned in Douma, Syria and two of its journalists sentenced to prison over an article published earlier this year. The offices of the magazine and NGOs including the Violations Documentation Centre (VDC) were shut down in March 2017, and VDC was closed again this week after being attacked by a mob.

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