The price of speaking out: Nabeel Rajab sentenced to 5 years for tweeting in Bahrain

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Bahraini protestors hold pictures of jailed human rights activist Nabeel Rajab during an anti-government rally in the village of A'ali, south of Manama, 27 June 2013, MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH/AFP/Getty Images

Call for end to Nabeel Rajab’s “arbitrary and discriminatory detention”

The signatory human rights groups welcome the recognition by the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention of the role played by human rights defenders in society and the need to protect them.

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 upholds rights defender Nabeel Rajab’s five-year sentence

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

Rights defender Nabeel Rajab could face 14 more charges as appeal postponed

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

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

NGOs call on governments to support Nabeel Rajab’s appeal against 2-year sentence for speaking to press

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.

Open Letter to Ambassadors in the Kingdom of Bahrain – To the Canadian Ambassador

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.”

The world is watching – Bahrain must release Nabeel Rajab

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

Dear UN: Without your support, Nabeel will remain behind bars

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

A letter to France and Germany from an imprisoned Bahraini activist

“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.

Bahrain’s prosecution detains Nabeel Rajab despite court-ordered release

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.

Nabeel Rajab must be immediately and unconditionally released

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

Urgent appeal to European Union to call for the release of Nabeel Rajab

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

Bahrain arrests rights defender Nabeel Rajab again, NGOs demand immediate release

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 […]