October 11, 2014
by Alison Sacriponte
Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab was charged on Thursday with insulting the ministries of defense and interior over his tweets that alleged Bahrain's security institutions were the first incubators for extremist ideology. Without naming Rajab, the public prosecution statement ordered ...[read more]
December 3, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
A lawyer representing human rights activist Nabeel Rajab said Sunday that a judge has rejected a request to approve a conditional early release, for which Rajab is now eligible under Bahraini law. US Department of State spokeswoman Jen Psaki commented on news of the early release denial, stating ...[read more]
December 11, 2012
by Addison Morris
The prison sentence for outspoken Bahraini rights activist Nabeel Rajab, who has been detained since July, was reduced by one year in an appeals court on Tuesday. Rajab, founder of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, was originally sentenced to three years imprisonment for leading unlicensed ...[read more]
October 15, 2012
by G. Redd
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Sunday urged Bahrain's court of appeals to overturn the conviction of human right advocate Nabeel Rajab. Rajab, president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BHCR), was arrested in June and sentenced to three years in prison on charges of participating in illegal ...[read more]
August 23, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
A Bahraini appeals court on Thursday overturned a conviction of prominent human rights activist Nabeel Rajab. Bahrain's government attributed the ruling to "uncertainty regarding the evidence submitted to support the lawsuit." Rajab, president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, was arrested ...[read more]
August 16, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
A Bahraini court on Thursday sentenced prominent human rights activist Nabeel Rajab to three years in jail for instigating and participating in several anti-government protests. Rajab, president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, was convicted on three separate counts of taking part in " ...[read more]
July 23, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
Amnesty International (AI) on Monday urged the government of Bahrain to release all prisoners of conscience immediately in the wake of an appeal by human rights activist Nabeel Rajab challenging his three-month sentence for comments he posted on his Twitter page in June. Rajab, the president of ...[read more]
July 9, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
Prominent Bahraini rights activist Nabeel Rajab was sentenced to three months in prison on Monday in connection to comments he posted on his Twitter page in June. Rajab was arrested last month for posting the comments to his page. He was released on bail after spending three weeks in prison. The ...[read more]
June 28, 2012
by Saheli Chakrabarty
Prominent Bahraini rights activist Nabeel Rajab was released on Wednesday after spending three weeks in prison. Rajab was arrested on June 6 for posting critical comments about Bahrain's government on his social media page. Prior to this last arrest, Rajab was arrested and released on bail weeks ...[read more]
June 6, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
Prominent Bahraini rights activist Nabeel Rajab was arrested and returned to prison on Wednesday after posting critical comments about the government on his social media page, according to his lawyer. This is not the first time Rajab has been arrested in connection with comments posted to his ...[read more]

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