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Bahrain: Further Information: Human Rights Defender's appealed sentence upheld: Nabeel Rajab

, Index number: MDE 11/7722/2018

On 15 January 2018, the Court of Cassation upheld the two-year prison sentence against human rights defender and prisoner of conscience Nabeel Rajab, for interviews he gave in 2015 and 2016. In a separate case against him in relation to comments posted on his Twitter account, the Criminal Court heard his final defence pleading and scheduled its verdict for 21 February.