Writers Jailed in Turkey for Expression

The Turkish government has engaged in a massive suppression of writers and journalists’ freedom of expression.  Almost 150 writers are currently in prison in Turkey and several more have been jailed for expressing criticism of this government restriction. Under Article…

Sectarian Oppression in Bahrain

Bahrain’s politics is characterized by sectarian dispute between the Sunni and Shia populations. Shia Muslims make up a majority of Bahrain’s population, constituting seventy-three percent of the total, while Sunni Muslims make up twenty-one percent. The rift between Sunni and…

Egypt’s Guantanamo: Scorpion Prison

After Egypt’s first freely elected president was replaced in 2013 with Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, as many as 60,000 Egyptians and foreigners have been arrested. They are now political prisoners in a “widespread crackdown on Egypt’s civil society.” This upsurge has…