Bahraini human rights activists speak


This video from Bahrain is called Nabeel Rajab‘s speech after his mother’s funeral. It has subtitles in English.

By John Horne:

Bahrain 1st-Hand: Nabeel Rajab’s Wife Describes The “Judicial Farce” of His Appeal

Friday, October 19, 2012

Nabeel Rajab, President of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights, was in court on Tuesday to appeal his three-year sentence for organising and participating in protests, only to hear that the appeal is postponed to 8 November. One witness, Stéphanie David of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) was denied entry to Bahrain, and the judge refused the defence’s request for the testimony on others on the grounds that this would not be “relevant”.

In a statement, The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders said the appeal proceedings “blatantly violate[d] the rights of the defence” and called on “the Bahraini authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Mr. Rajab and to put an end to all acts of judicial harassment against him”.

Last night, Nabeel’s wife Sameera posted an account of the hearing:

Criticizing Bahrain’s ruling family is a punishable offense, but the extension to Twitter is a new twist, a response to the uprising in Bahrain that’s challenged the ruling regime in the streets and on social media: here.

Bahrain must quash the convictions of two teachers: here.

The UK should put Bahrain blood before oil: here.

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