By Paddy McGuffin in Britain:
Thursday 23 August 2012
Amnesty International urged David Cameron today to tell the Bahraini royal family that Britain will not “stand idly by” while the regime continues to jail human rights campaigners.
Amnesty UK director Kate Allen said: “There’s been a facade of supposed reform in Bahrain in recent months, but the reality is that the country’s courts have been jailing human rights defenders and peaceful protesters.
Bahrain Centre for Human Rights president Nabeel Rajab was sentenced to three years in prison last week after being found guilty of taking part in an “illegal gathering” and other charges related to a protest in the Bahraini capital Manama in February.
Amnesty described his jailing as a “dark day for justice in Bahrain.”
Bahraini human rights activist sentenced to three years: here.
Overturn Charges Against Human Rights Activist in Bahrain: here.
Independent UN experts call for end to persecution of rights defenders in Bahrain: here.
An Invisible Nation: The Gulf’s Stateless Communities: here.