Three years jail for Bahraini human rights activist


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From Associated Press:

Bahrain activist jailed for 3 years

Aug 16, 2012 11:23 AM

By REEM KHALIFA

MANAMA, Bahrain – A prominent Bahraini human rights activist has been found guilty of calling and participating in several illegal gatherings and sentenced to three years in jail.

The unexpectedly stiff sentence Thursday against Nabeel Rajab will raise questions about the Western-backed Sunni monarchy‘s commitment to reform, and embolden anti-government protesters who have been demonstrating the past 18 months for greater rights in the Gulf island kingdom, home to the U.S. Navy’s 5th fleet.

Rajab, who already is serving a three-month sentence for posting anti-government comments on Twitter, was in court for the verdict. He is president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights.

Rajab’s attorney Mohammed al-Jishi said each of three cases yielded a year imprisonment, for a total of three years. Al-Jishi said he plans to appeal the ruling.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

Bahrain – Dispersing a Peaceful Demonstration By Force and the Arrest of 11 Persons: here.

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8 thoughts on “Three years jail for Bahraini human rights activist

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  5. Rajab was said to be targeted for exercising his “right to defend human rights.” we dont know what is the truth…however, Human rights groups were highly critical of the three-year sentence, urging Bahrain authorities to overturn the ruling.

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