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Nine international organisations have written a letter calling for Bahrain to suspend Nabeel Rajab’s current sentence.
Index calls on the UK to stand up to the Bahrain government on human rights after police storm the London embassy to protect protester
Fifteen international organisations have written to Amal Clooney to urge she pressure the UK to act on Bahrain’s human rights abuses.
“My main objective is to tell about the truth and whatever is going on on the ground,” said Ebtisam Al-Saegh, a Bahraini human rights activist, told Index on Censorship.
NGOs call for co-ordinated international action and public scrutiny to address the government of Bahrain’s ongoing attacks on civil society and to hold the kingdom accountable to its commitments to international human rights laws and standards
Bahrain’s Court of Cassation has upheld human rights activist Nabeel Rajab’s five-year conviction for critical tweets made from his account condemning Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen and the use of torture at Bahrain’s notorious Jau Prison.
An Egyptian court on Sunday upheld a two-year prison sentence against activist Amal Fathy, who had been detained since May after posting a Facebook video that criticised sexual harassment in Egypt. Fathy was released following a court hearing on 27 December but remains under house arrest.
NGOs are concerned that, with Nabeel Rajab’s appeal hearing scheduled on 31 December, authorities may be planning to increase his sentence under cover of the world’s celebrations of the new year.
Outside the Bahraini Embassy, Mushaima also expressed his gratitude towards MPs such as Caroline Lucas and Ian Blackford for raising his father’s case