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May. 15, 2015 |

Meet the Artists of the 2015 Oslo Freedom Forum

This year’s theme is “Living in Truth,” a tribute to Czech playwright, dissident, and former Human Rights Foundation chairman Václav Havel. According to Havel, ordinary citizens naturally resist dictatorship by living in truth, which could be anything—a concert, a poem, a mural, or simply refusing to comply with demands made by the system. The event will celebrate the intersection of art and human rights with special art installations, musical performances, and comedy.  

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Apr. 30, 2015 | Press Releases

HRF to Bahrain: Release Nabeel Rajab and Drop Incitement Charges Against Him

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NEW YORK (April 30, 2015) – The Human Rights Foundation (HRF) condemns the arbitrary arrest of Nabeel Rajab, president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), and calls on the government of Bahrain to dismiss the case against him and release him immediately. On April 2, just days after Rajab published an op-ed showing the mistreatment and torture of inmates at Jaw Prison, and following his recent tweets about Bahrain’s military intervention in Yemen, security forces arrested him at his home in the village of Bani Jamra. Rajab, who is scheduled to speak at the upcoming 2015 Oslo Freedom Forum, is now being charged with “posting inciteful language to disrupt civil peace” and “publically defaming a statutory body.” He remains in prison awaiting trial.

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