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,[…]

HRD Nabeel Rajab’s Free Expression Trials Postponed in Bahrain

17 May 2017 – Bahraini courts this week have again postponed two separate trials of prominent Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab. Both trials are based on charges that violate Rajab’s right to free expression. The Bahraini authorities have detained Rajab since June 2016 and are prosecuting him in connection with television interviews and tweets[…]

Bahrain’s Prosecution Detains Nabeel Rajab Despite Court-Ordered Release

28 December 2016 – A Bahraini court earlier today ordered the provisional release of human rights defender Nabeel Rajab on bail. However, the Public Prosecution subsequently ordered his continued detention for seven days, citing further investigation into another case in which Rajab is accused of “spreading false news,” likely to be related to letters published[…]

In “bizarre” summons, Bahraini authorities attempt to interrogate exiled activist

On 16 November 2016, the Government of Bahrain sent masked civilian police and riot police to surround the house of Asma Darwish’s family in Sitra, Bahrain. Authorities sent the police to Darwish’s house to summon her to Bahrain’s Public Prosecution Office (PPO) the next day for charges of “illegal gathering” she allegedly participated in three[…]

Nabeel Rajab returns to solitary confinement

On 13 June 2016 at approximately 5:00am, security forces entered the home of Nabeel Rajab, one of Bahrain’s most prominent human rights defenders, and arrested him. Security forces carried Rajab away as his 14-year-old daughter trailed behind him, defiantly urging her father to “stay steadfast”. More than one hundred days later, Rajab is sitting in[…]