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UN declares Nabeel Rajab’s imprisonment unlawful, warns arbitrary detention in Bahrain may amount to “crimes against humanity”It finds that Rajab should never have been prosecuted and that Bahraini authorities employed “vague and overly broad” legal provisions to target him for his “political views and convictions”
Protesters call for the release of Bahrain human rights defender seven years after his arrestIt has been seven years since Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, the Bahraini defender of human rights, was arrested. His daughters joined a protest outside the Bahrain Embassy calling for his release and shining a light on human rights violations in the country.
Support for Bahraini human rights defender on seventh anniversary of his arrest (Ekklesia, 9 April 2018)Seven years ago this month, human rights activists Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja was taken from his home in Bahrain, tortured, tried in a military court, and sentenced to life in prison for taking part in peaceful protests. He has undertaken a number of hunger strikes to protest against his torture and poor prison conditions. Read the full […]
Bahrain: NGOs call for release of human rights defender Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja on 7th anniversary of his arrestSeven years ago this month, renowned human rights defender and former Index award winner Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja was dragged from his home in Bahrain, tortured, tried in a military court, and sentenced to life in prison for his peaceful role in 2011 protests. Today, 5 April, on Al-Khawaja’s 57th birthday, the undersigned human rights organisations call for […]