Widgetized Section

Go to Admin » Appearance » Widgets » and move Gabfire Widget: Social into that MastheadOverlay zone

Bahraini activist acquitted of Twitter charges but remains in prison

By Sara Yasin / 23 August, 2012

Prominent Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab was today acquitted of insulting the Sunni citizens of the island of Muharraq on Twitter. Rajab was sentenced to three months in prison on 9 July for his remarks on the site. However, the activist remains in jail after being sentenced to three years in prison last week for his involvement in “illegal protests”. Rajab, who is also head of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), has played in active role in condemning the government’s brutal crackdown on  anti-government protests and activists since the start of unrest during February last year.

Rajab was presented with the Index on Censorship Advocacy Award earlier this year.

Tags: | | | |

Challenge censorship. Stand up for free expression. Support Index.


Permissions and reprint requests

7 Responses to Bahraini activist acquitted of Twitter charges but remains in prison

  1. Pingback: Raport netizenów: Bliski Wschód i Afryka Północna · Global Voices po polsku

  2. Pingback: Bahrain dictatorship’s British government supporters | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  3. Pingback: MENA Netizen Report: We Won’t Give Up - Global Voices Advocacy

  4. Pingback: Bahrain is Britain’s shame | Index on Censorship

  5. Pingback: Global Voices | 网民报导:阿萨姆专刊 - 中国数字时代

  6. Pingback: Netizen Report: Assam Edition – The Netizen Project

  7. Pingback: Netizen Report: Assam Edition - Global Voices Advocacy

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

More in Index Index, Middle East and North Africa, minipost
Julian Assange granted political asylum in Ecuador
Close