Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab interviewed


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Jailed for a Tweet: Interview with Nabeel Rajab

21 October 2014

Nabeel Rajab is a human rights activist awaiting trial in Bahrain, one of the West’s favorite dictatorships. Three years after the Arab Spring, protests there are still being violently repressed, and Rajab now faces up to three years in jail — for a tweet. VICE News spoke to him a few weeks before his latest arrest.

Read More: Bahrain’s Human Rights Activist Faces Jail Time — for a Tweet.

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights has called on the United States government to publicly request the release of newly-arrested Bahraini human rights activist, Nabeel Rajab. Citing a Huffington Post article, the Center describes how Rajab was arrested on September 30th after tweeting “that Bahrain’s security forces act as an ideological incubator for ISIS.” The Center contends that the United States government has ignored Bahrain’s sectarian past, and that the United States’ military priorities have overtaken its desire to call out Bahrain on its human rights abuses. According to the Center, the Bahraini government has no reason to alter its behavior and stop persecuting activists if the United States does not condemn these actions: here.

Bahrain election to deepen dispute between govt and opposition – activist Nabeel Rajab (EXCLUSIVE interview): here.

Bahrain’s human rights activist sentenced for a tweet: here.

Bahrain elections must not be used to cover up human rights violations: here.

Update: Bahrain: Another case brought against jailed human rights defender Zainab Al-Khawaja: here.

Zainab Al-Khawaja, eight months pregnant, has been arrested for peacefully protesting against Bahrain’s King. If convicted she faces a maximum sentence of seven years in prison. Write to the authorities and call on them to release Zainab Al-Khawaja immediately and unconditionally: here.

Bahrain human rights activist Zainab Al-Khawaja was released from prison on Wednesday after spending five weeks imprisoned. Al-Khawaja, who is more than eight months pregnant, must return to court on 4 and 9 December for her sentencing: here.

On 16 October 2014, the Foreign Commonwealth Office (FCO) of the United Kingdom publicly released its bi-yearly update to its country report on the Kingdom of Bahrain. The update specifically addresses the Human Rights and Democracy section of the country report by detailing the most recent developments on the ground. While the report highlights public engagement with Bahrain regarding the deterioration of its human rights situation, it mostly expends its efforts towards praising the government on what the report sees as a nearly unqualified improvement, and even distorts international commentary on Bahrain’s obstinate behavior in implementing human rights reform to reframe the international community’s opinion to better align with the UK’s more positive take. The report’s assessment of the human rights status in Bahrain does not align with the current situation in the country or the opinion of the international community, and it will be important for London to accurately address the changing environment in Bahrain to conform to the reality of the human rights situation on the ground: here.

MANAMA, Nov 19 (Reuters) – Bahraini authorities released pro-democracy activist Zainab al-Khawaja from detention on Wednesday, her lawyer and sister said, as she awaits trial over a charge of insulting Bahrain’s king by tearing up his picture: here.

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