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Nabeel Rajab, the Bahraini human rights activist and Index award winner, was due to stand trial on 2 August over comments he made on Twitter criticising government institutions. It has now been postponed until 5 September
An Index tweet from March is being used as evidence against Nabeel Rajab, a Bahraini human rights activist
Facing charges related to comments on the social media website Twitter, Nabeel Rajab may be sentenced to more than ten years in prison.
Bahraini authorities have arrested Nabeel Rajab, a prominent human rights activist.
Index on Censorship calls for the immediate release of human rights activist Zainab Al-Khawaja, who was arrested on Monday 14 March 2016 with her one-year-old son Abdulhadi.
Index welcomes King Hamad's pardoning of human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, but calls for the release of all political prisoners in Bahrain
Today a protest was held outside the Foreign and Commonwealth Office calling for the UK government to condemn the regime in Bahrain and support the release of human rights campaigner Maryam Alkhawaja and her father, Abdulhadi Alkhawaja, who has been in prison in the country since 2011.