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Bahrain: Six month sentence for Nabeel Rajab blow to freedom of expression

Headline Title:  Bahrain: Six month sentence for Nabeel Rajab blow to freedom of expression 20 January 2015 The Bahraini authorities must quash the conviction of prominent human rights defender, Nabeel Rajab, who has today been sentenced to six months in prison for posting comments online which were considered insulting to the Ministries of Interior and Defence, Amnesty International said.“Nabeel Rajab is being unjustly punished simply for posting tweets deemed insulting to the authorities. His conviction is a blow to freedom of expression – it must be quashed. He should be released…

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