Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB)
Articles by Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB)
Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid, widely known as Shawkan, shoots with a camera at his home in the capital Cairo, 4 March 2019, KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images

MENA in March: Iranian lawyer Nasrin Soutoudeh sentenced to 38 years; a campaign against F1 complicity, an index of online incitement against Palestinians, and more.

NGOs around the world call on the Formula One Group to safeguard human rights in Bahrain during race events.

A group of anti-government protesters demand the cancellation of Formula 1 races being held in Manama, Bahrain, 19 April 2015, Stringer/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Formula One’s recent response to concerns expressed by NGOs about jailed activist Najah Yusuf largely defaults to the narrative provided by the Government of Bahrain.

People hold signs and cutouts of women incarcerated in Saudi Arabia during an Amnesty International protest outside the Saudi Arabia embassy in Paris, 8 March 2019, PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images

Not only are these women activists facing prosecution without due process, they’ve also subjected them to severe torture, including by sexual violence and electrocution.

7 IFEX members are among 17 organisations urging Formula One to uphold its commitment to human rights by calling on Bahraini authorities to free Najah Yusuf, an activist imprisoned for expressing her opposition to F1 races being held in Bahrain.

Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid, also known as 'Shawkan', gestures inside his home after being released, in Cairo, 4 March 2019, Mohamed El Raai/picture alliance via Getty Images

Our MENA Editor Joey Ayoub reviews the latest free expression developments from across the Middle East and North Africa during the month of February.

A sticker depicting Sultan Qaboos on a window shop, in Salalah, Oman, 12 May 2018, Eric Lafforgue/Art In All Of Us/Corbis via Getty Images

Throughout Oman, freedom of speech is nonexistent as the government routinely detains activists, academics, and other critical figures for publicizing any dissent of the government.

Saudi asylum seeker Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun smiles as she is introduced to the media at Toronto Pearson International Airport, 12 January 2019, Cole Burston/Getty Images

Egyptian TV presenter’s jail sentence for interviewing a gay man; Bahrainis stripped of citizenship; a Saudi activist’s death sentence lifted, and a Saudi teenager granted asylum; Iraqi photojournalist killed; and Palestinian journalists ‘collateral victims’ in Hamas-Fatah rivalry.