Call for end to Nabeel Rajab’s “arbitrary and discriminatory detention”
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Demonstrators hold up a poster bearing portraits of jailed human right activists Nabeel Rajab (L) and Abdul Hadi Al-Khawaja (R) in the village of Musalia, Bahrain, 1 May 2015, MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH/AFP/Getty Images

Bahrain’s High Court of Appeal upheld a five-year sentence against Nabeel Rajab for tweeting about the war in Yemen and torture in Bahrain’s notorious Jaw Prison.

Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab (C) is greeted by relatives at his home in the village of Bani Jamrah, west of Manama, on 14 July 2015, after his release from prison, MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH/AFP/Getty Images

Rajab’s health has deteriorated and he has been hospitalized several times since his arrest on 13 June 2016; groups are calling for his immediate release

After being released from prison, human rights defender Nabeel Rajab takes part in a gathering in Manama, Bahrain, 3 November 2014, NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images

In a surreal verdict, a Bahraini court sentenced human rights activist Nabeel Rajab to five years in jail over tweets denouncing inhuman jail conditions and the Yemen war.

Protesters call for freedom for Nabeel Rajab outside the Bahraini embassy in London.

NGOs around the world call on the governments for the US, UK, EU and others to support Nabeel Rajab ahead of hearing to appeal unjust 2-year prison sentence.

Nabeel Rajab faces a sentence of up to 3 years in prison on charges of “publishing and broadcasting false news that undermines the prestige of the state.”

IFEX calls on Bahrain to immediately and unconditionally release Nabeel Rajab

Human rights activist Nabeel Rajab (2nd R) poses with his wife Sumaiya (R), his daughter Malak (2nd L) and his son Adam as they arrive at court for his appeal hearing in Manama, February 11, 2015. He is now imprisoned on different charges., REUTERS/Hamad Mohammed

NGOs write an open letter urging UN members and observer states to call for the release of Nabeel Rajab

In this 14 May 2015 file photo, Bahraini anti-government protesters hold up images of jailed human rights activist Nabeel Rajab during a solidarity protest outside his home in Bani Jamra, Bahrain, AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, File

“France and Germany, it’s time to assert your values”, stresses Bahraini activist Nabeel Rajab, currently on trial for criticising the Saudi bombing of Yemen and exposing torture in Bahrain’s prisons.

A Bahraini court ordered the provisional release of human rights defender Nabeel Rajab on bail. However, the Public Prosecution subsequently ordered his continued detention for seven days.

53 NGOs urge the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Special Rapporteurs on Freedom of Expression and on Human Rights Defenders to call for Nabeel Rajab’s release.

In this May 14, 2015 file photo, Bahraini anti-government protesters hold up images of jailed human rights activist Nabeel Rajab during a solidarity protest outside his home in Bani Jamra, Bahrain., AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, File

25 human rights organizations have signed an urgent appeal letter asking international bodies for a clear, public stance by on Nabeel Rajab’s case and the human rights abuses in Bahrain.

Human rights activists, Zainab al-Khawaja and Nabeel Rajab (L) talk during their meeting with activists after al-Khawaja's release from prison, Manama, Bahrain, June 3, 2016, REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

The following is a joint statement signed by six local, regional, and international rights groups and published on 13 June 2016. Bahraini security forces arrested leading human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, President of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), Founding Director of the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) and Deputy Secretary General of […]