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Bahrain must release Nabeel Rajab

Bahrain must release Nabeel Rajab

Ahead of the Formula One Grand Prix this weekend in Bahrain, Index on Censorship calls on the government of Bahrain to release human rights activist Nabeel Rajab and fellow human rights defenders.

End reprisals against leading human rights defender Nabeel Rajab

End reprisals against leading human rights defender Nabeel Rajab

We in the Bahrain and international human rights NGO community condemn the arrest and detention of Nabeel Rajab, a prominent human rights defender in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Index condemns Bahrain’s continuing harassment of human rights defender

Index on Censorship condemns the latest arrest and continued harrassment of prominent Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab. Rajab tweeted on April 2 that his house had been surrounded by special forces and that over 20 police cars were sent to his house for the arrest. Rajab was handed down

Bahrain: Rights defender’s appeal hearing postponed again

Bahrain: Rights defender’s appeal hearing postponed again

Index on Censorship award winner Nabeel Rajab had the verdict on his appeal delayed again until April 15. Rajab is appealing his sentence over a tweet.

Bahrain: Ruling on Nabeel Rajab appeal set for March 15

Bahrain: Ruling on Nabeel Rajab appeal set for March 15

Index on Censorship award winner Nabeel Rajab was told today to expect a decision in his case on March 15. The travel ban against Rajab is still in place.

Bahrainis are upset with John Legend — here’s why

Bahrainis are upset with John Legend — here’s why

People are taking to social media to express their disappointment at the award-winning singer performing in Bahrain despite the country's poor human rights record

Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab summoned by police and fears new arrest

Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab summoned by police and fears new arrest

The prominent human rights activist believes he will be handed down a new charge and could be jailed for years

Bahrain: Nine arrested for “misusing social media”

Bahrain: Nine arrested for “misusing social media”

Nine people have been arrested in Bahrain for "misusing social media", a charge which is punishable by a fine or up to two years in prison.

Tell Bahrain to drop charges against activist over tweet, demand human rights organisations

Tell Bahrain to drop charges against activist over tweet, demand human rights organisations

In October a Bahraini court ruled that prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab would face criminal charges stemming from a single tweet

Bahrain releases Zainab Al-Khawaja

Bahrain human rights activist Zainab Al-Khawaja was released from prison on Wednesday after spending five weeks imprisoned. Al-Khawaja, who is more than eight months pregnant, must return to court on 4 and 9 December for her sentencing.

Bahraini court postpones trial of Nabeel Rajab until 20 January

Bahraini court postpones trial of Nabeel Rajab until 20 January

Nabeel Rajab was released without bail today as a Bahraini court postponed his trial until 20 January 2015.

Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab and Zainab Al-Khawaja trials postponed

Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab and Zainab Al-Khawaja trials postponed

The prominent human rights defenders are facing charges of insulting government institutions on Twitter and publicly insulting the king respectively

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