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Nabeel Rajab says he is ready to die in prison

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SHAFAQNA - Jailed Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab told his son during a telephone conversation on Wednesday that he was “prepared for the worst and death in … prison.” According to his son, Adam Nabeel Rajab, the prominent…

Nabeel Rajab spends most of his time confined to narrow cell, forbidden from reading book, buying winter cloths

SHAFAQNA - Jailed Bahraini human rights defender, Nabeel Rajab, spends most of his time confined to a narrow cell and is prevented from communicating with other detainees. His son, Adam Nabeel Rajab, Tweeted on Sunday that the prominent activist…

Amnesty International reiterates call for Nabeel Rajab’s ‘immediate’ release

SHAFAQNA - Amnesty International reiterated its call for Nabeel Rajab’s ‘immediate and unconditional’ release, just days after his latest court hearing. The Bahraini human rights defender, who was jailed last summer, is currently standing…

The case of Nabeel Rajab

SHFAQNA - Activists and international rights groups have voiced their outrage over Wednesday’s court verdict, which upheld a 2-year prison sentence against Bahrain’s Nabeel Rajab. Amnesty International described the ruling as ‘shameful’. “He…

Nabeel Rajab’s appeal hearing postponed

SHAFAQNA - Nabeel Rajab’s appeal hearing was postponed to November 8, when the defense and prosecution are going to be expected to present their closing arguments. This is the second such postponement in the appeal process against the prominent…

Reuters: Jailed Bahraini Activist Criticizes Trump for Gulf Arms Sales

SHAFAQNA - Jailed Bahraini rights activist Nabeel Rajab criticized U.S. President Donald Trump in a New York Times column on Wednesday for selling arms to his country and Saudi Arabia, citing of their human rights records. The column appeared…

Rajab’s detention shows Manama’s contempt for human rights: HRW

SHAFAQNA - Human Rights Watch has stressed that Nabeel Rajab’s arbitrary detention by the Manama regime show’s its contempt for the most fundamental human rights. On Wednesday, the prominent rights group also noted that the detained…

Nabeel Rajab, Detained Bahraini Activist Rushed to Hospital

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SHAFAQNA- According to the Bahrain Mirror on Sunday, Rajab had been sent to solitary confinement by the ruling regime just two days after being operated on. The Bahrain Center for Human Rights has noted that the activist was not even given…

Bahrain Extends Detention of Human Rights Activist

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SHAFAQNA- Bahrain’s Attorney General extended for 15 more days the detention of prominent human rights campaigner Nabeel Rajab, who was expected to be released pending trial. Mohammed al-Jishi, a lawyer representing Rajab, said on…

Nabeel Rajab is released on bail

SHAFAQNA - Prominent Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab has been released from prison on bail, following a seven-month pre-trial detainment over a series of tweets, but was ordered back into custody over separate investigations. Rajab’s…

UN urges Bahrain to release top activist - Shafaqna's interview with Press TV

SHAFAQNA - Calls are growing on the Bahraini regime to end a campaign of harassment against prominent rights defender Nabeel Rajab. Several rights groups including the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders and the World…

Bahrain: Concerns rise on Nabeel Rajab's ongoing prosecution

SHAFAQNA - We are seriously concerned about the ongoing prosecution of Nabeel Rajab, a co-founder of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, who has been detained since 13 June 2016 for exercising his right to freedom of expression. Mr Rajab,…

PEN to Protest outside FCO Thursday in Solidarity with Nabeel Rajab, Coinciding with his Trial Hearing

SHAFAQNA IN COLLABORATION WITH THE BAHRAIN MIRROR - The "ENGLISH PEN" association called to join its solidarity stand outside the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, on King Charles St., London. Along with PEN, along with Bahrain Institute…

US urges Bahrain to free jailed rights activist Nabeel Rajab

SHAFAQNA - The United States voiced concern on Tuesday about the detention of leading Bahraini democracy campaigner Nabeel Rajab and called on the Manama government to release him immediately. The call by the U.S. State Department came just…

Denmark concerned over deterioration of Nabeel Rajab's health situation

SHAFAQNA - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark expressed its serious concern by the information it received about the health condition of the prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab who is placed in solitary confinement. In a…

Nabeel Rajab’s name removed from list of people banned entering Egypt

SHAFAQNA - Lawyer Ahmad Ragheb, appointed by prominent human rights activist Nabeel Rajab to represent him in Egypt, said that the administrative judiciary issued a verdict, removing Rajab's name from the list of people banned from entering…

RSF condemns court’s decision to keep Nabeel Rajab in detention

SHAFAQNA - After a court extended Bahrain Centre for Human Rights president Nabeel Rajab’s detention in connection with some tweets for another three weeks yesterday, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterates its condemnation of Bahrain’s…
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Nabeel Rajab speaks up against Bahrain oppressive regime

SHAFAQNA - “I know [the Bahraini authorities] are serious about targeting me or silencing me. I guarantee that they will leave me alone if I keep quiet. But I know myself I will never keep quiet. I will keep speaking for those people, for…

HRW: Arbitrary travel ban preventing a prominent rights activist leaving Bahrain

SHAFAQNA - An arbitrary travel ban is preventing a prominent rights activist from leaving Bahrain. The ban against Nabeel Rajab is based on charges that violate his right to free expression. Prosecutors should immediately drop the charges…

Restrictions on freedom of movement against Nabeel Rajab - Press Release

SHAFAQNA - The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), has received new information and requests…