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Bahrain must release activist after 'hollow' appeal verdict

Headline Title:  Bahrain must release activist after 'hollow' appeal verdict 11 December 2012 Bahrain must release a prominent human rights defender whose conviction for involvement in anti-government protests has been upheld by an appeal court, Amnesty International said today. Nabeel Rajab, the President of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights, had his three-year jail sentence for participating in and calling for “illegal gatherings” reduced to two years by the court. His lawyers will launch an appeal before a higher court against the conviction, which relates to protests…

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