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Bahrain: Further information: Human rights defender's sentence upheld: Nabeel Rajab

, Index number: MDE 11/7582/2017

On 22 November, the Bahraini Court of Appeal upheld the two year prison sentence against human rights defender and prisoner of conscience Nabeel Rajab for interviews he gave in 2015 and 2016. A second criminal trial against him, in relation to comments posted on his Twitter account, is ongoing and the final defence hearing has been scheduled for 15 January.

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