Release Human Rights Defender Nabeel Rajab
Nabeel Rajab is a prominent human rights defender in Bahrain.
13 June 2018 marks two years since Nabeel Rajab was arrested and detained. During the first part of his detention, he spent an excruciating 9 months in solitary confinement, which amounts to torture and ill-treatment.
Nabeel is a prisoner of conscience. He is serving two years for TV interviews he gave in 2015 and 2016. Additionally, on 5 June the Appeal Court upheld his five years prison sentence for simply tweeting about the killing of civilians in Yemen by the Saudi Arabia-led coalition and allegations of torture in Jaw prison after a prison riot in March 2015.
He is now expected to pursue a final appeal before Bahrain’s Court of Cassation. Nabeel stands convicted of “spreading false rumours in time of war”, “insulting public authorities” and “insulting a foreign country".
Support Nabeel in his appeal. Email the King of Bahrain now, calling on him to free Nabeel - and stop the Bahraini authorities' crackdown on the brave people who speak out for human rights.
Your actions do have impact. Amnesty's online action contributed to the release of Ebtisam al Saegh, another human rights defender in Bahrain. Now we need your support in helping to release Nabeel too.
Your email will be sent to the King of Bahrain Shaikh Hamad bin 'Issa Al Khalifa via the Bahrain Ministry of Foreign Affairs.