Ahead of the expected verdict on 27 June, PEN centres come together to share a poem Galal El-Behairy has written in prison
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Opening: You, something in the heart, unspoken, something in the throat, the last wish of a man on the gallows when the hour of hanging comes, the great need for oblivion; you, prison and death, free of charge; you, the truest meaning of man, the word ‘no’— I kiss your hand and, preparing for
Members of the House of Lords send an open letter to the Foreign Secretary regarding the treatment of the imprisoned blogger and academic
This was a trial where the ‘crime’ was journalism and the only ‘evidence’ was journalistic activities.
Bahrain: NGOs call for release of human rights defender Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja on seventh anniversary of his arrest
Seven years ago this month, renowned human rights defender Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja was dragged from his home in Bahrain, tortured, tried in a military court, and sentenced to life in prison for his peaceful role in 2011 protests. Today, 5 April, on Al-Khawaja’s 57th birthday, the undersigned human rights organisations call for his immediate release and