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Bahrain: Drop Charges in Rights Defender’s Case

Expand Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab arrives for his appeal hearing at court in Manama, February 11, 2015. © 2015 Reuters (Beirut) – The following statement was issued on December 18, 2018 by 57 rights groups, including Human Rights Watch: We the undersigned call on Bahrain to release Nabeel Rajab immediately, to repeal his convictions and sentences, and drop all charges against him. On December 31, 2018, the Court of Cassation in Bahrain may issue its verdict in the appeal of the five-year prison sentence handed to him for peaceful comments posted and retweeted on his Twitter…

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