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BAHRAIN: FCO Silence on Nabeel Rajab “Appalling”, Say 17 Rights Groups & MPs Ahead Of His Trial


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BAHRAIN: FCO Silence on Nabeel Rajab “Appalling”, Say 17 Rights Groups & MPs Ahead Of His Trial

The President of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights faces trial tomorrow, 7 August, for tweeting about the Yemen war and torture in Bahrain. He faces up to 15 years. He was sentenced in absentia following an unfair trial to two years in prison for giving media interviews on 10 July. Rajab has not been allowed to speak to his family since 15 July. Rajab has been held largely in solitary confinement in the first nine months of his detention. This led to his health deteriorating in April, and he is currently recovering in the Ministry of Interior clinic.


By Article 19, UK.


Human rights Policy Resource.