Bahrain Court Rejects Nabeel Rajab’s Appeal in Media Interviews Case

22 November 2017 – On Wednesday, 22 November, a Bahraini appeals court upheld a two-year prison sentence against human rights defender Nabeel Rajab. The verdict concludes a series of appeals hearings which have repeatedly been postponed by Bahraini authorities. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) strongly condemns the denial of Rajab’s appeal[…]

Rights Groups to Western States: Support Nabeel Rajab Ahead of Appeals Judgement

21 November 2017 – Fifteen rights groups have today written to 11 states and the European Union calling for action ahead of the conclusion of Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab’s appeal against his two-year sentence for stating that Bahrain bars reporters and human rights workers from entry into the country. In the letters, which[…]

Bahrain Sets Final Hearing in Nabeel Rajab’s Appeal for 22 November

Today, 8 November 2017, a Bahraini court pushed the final hearing for leading human rights defender Nabeel Rajab’s appeal trial to 22 November, refusing to hear the defense’s arguments and rejecting his petition for bail. Rajab, president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), has been arbitrarily detained since 13 June 2016 on charges[…]

Petition to Free Bahrain’s Leading Human Rights Defender Nabeel Rajab

Click here to sign the petition from Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain and demanding that Nabeel Rajab be freed immediately. See below for more information on Nabeel Rajab and the petition to release him from prison for exercising his right to free expression in Bahrain. ________________________ Nabeel Rajab is president of[…]

Bahrain Postpones Nabeel Rajab’s Appeal against Two-Year Prison Term

Update: On 26 October 2017, ADHRB received reports that Bahraini authorities transferred Nabeel Rajab from the Ministry of Interior (MOI) police clinic, Al-Qala’a, to Jau Prison, the kingdom’s main long-stay male detention center. The prison administration appears to be holding him away from other political prisoners and the guards have subjected him to degrading treatment,[…]