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Bahrain: Further Information: Nabeel Rajab’s prison sentenced upheld on appeal

Index Number: MDE 11/8552/2018

On 5 June, prominent human rights defender and prisoner of conscience Nabeel Rajab had his five-year prison sentence upheld on appeal. He was convicted of “spreading false rumours in time of war”, “insulting public authorities” and “insulting a foreign country” in relation to peaceful tweets about the war in Yemen and allegations of torture in Jaw prison.

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