Bahraini rights activist Nabeel Rajab just exercising legitimate right to free speech: Human Rights Watch

Prominent Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab (Photo by Reuters) Human Rights Watch has strongly censured the Bahraini regime over keeping prominent human rights activist and pro-democracy campaigner Nabeel Rajab behind bars over his criticism of the ruling Al Khalifah family and the Wahhabi ideology. Kenneth Roth, the executive director of the New York-based international […]

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Court adjourns trial of Bahraini rights activist Nabeel Rajab until September 11

Prominent Bahraini human rights activist and pro-democracy campaigner Nabeel Rajab A Bahraini court has postponed until September 11 the trial of prominent Bahraini human rights activist and pro-democracy campaigner Nabeel Rajab, who has been kept behind bars over his criticism of the ruling Al Khalifah regime and the Wahhabi ideology. Bahrain’s Supreme Criminal Court, presided over by Judge Ibrahim […]

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Bahrain urged to grant human rights activist Nabeel Rajab access to family, lawyers

Prominent Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab A Bahraini rights group has expressed deep concern over the health condition of the country’s prominent human rights activist Nabeel Rajab, calling on the ruling Al Khalifah dynasty to grant him access to his family and lawyers. The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) said its 52-year-old chairman has been unable to […]

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The United States urges Bahrain to free jailed rights campaigner Nabeel Rajab

US State Department spokesman Mark Toner The United States has called on the Bahraini regime to release prominent rights activist, Nabeel Rajab, citing “concerns” over silencing dissidents in the Persian Gulf country. “We call on the government of Bahrain to release him immediately,” US State Department spokesman Mark Toner said on Tuesday, adding that, “We have […]

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