Free Bahraini human rights activist


A girl holds a poster calling for the release of Nabeel Rajab in Bahrain. Photograph: Ammar Photography/Demotix/Corbis

From daily The Guardian in Britain:

Human rights groups call for release of Bahraini activist

Nabeel Rajab has been jailed for three years for organising demonstrations through social networking sites

Richard Norton-Taylor

Thursday 8 November 2012 12.35 GMT

Human rights groups have called for the immediate release of a leading Bahraini activist jailed for participating in “illegal” demonstrations and organising them through social networking sites.

Nabeel Rajab, president of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights, was jailed for three years in August. … Human rights organisations are stepping up pressure to try to get him freed.

“Nabeel Rajab must be the world’s first Twissident, locked up for criticising his repressive government on Twitter,” said Clive Stafford Smith, director of the legal charity Reprieve.

He added: “I know him to be an honest and decent man, who travelled far and wide to help the families whose relatives had been locked up in Guantánamo. He’s not a lawyer, and he’s the furthest thing imaginable from an extremist.”

Social media sites give the Gulf’s growing youth population a voice: here.

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