September 22, 2017

Urgent Action Update: Human Rights Defender Faces New Charges (Bahrain: UA 294.14)


On 12 September, prisoner of conscience Nabeel Rajab was interrogated by the Terrorism Prosecution in relation to comments posted on Instagram and Twitter accounts running in his name. He faces new charges including “inciting hatred against the regime”. There are also concerns for his safety after he was interrogated by the National Security Agency in June.

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On 12 September, prisoner of conscience Nabeel Rajab was interrogated by the Terrorism Prosecution in relation to comments posted on Instagram and Twitter accounts running in his name. He faces new charges including “inciting hatred against the regime”. There are also concerns for his safety after he was interrogated by the National Security Agency in June.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Calling on the Bahraini authorities to release Nabeel Rajab immediately and unconditionally as he is a prisoner of conscience, detained solely for peacefully exercising his right to freedom of expression;
  • Pending his release, ensure that Nabeel Rajab is not subjected to torture or other ill-treatment; has regular access to his family, lawyers of his choice, and adequate medical care;
  • Urging them to uphold the right to freedom of expression and repeal laws that criminalize the peaceful exercise of the rights to freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly, including Article 216 of the Penal Code.

Contact these two officials by 3 November, 2017:

King Shaikh Hamad bin ‘Issa Al Khalifa
Office of His Majesty the King
P.O. Box 555
Rifa’a Palace, al-Manama, Bahrain
Fax: +973 1766 4587
Salutation: Your Majesty

H.E. Ambassador Shaikh Abdullah Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Khalifa, Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain
3502 International Dr. NW, Washington DC 20008
Phone: 1 202 342 1111  I  Fax: 1 202 362 2192
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @bahdiplomatic
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 294.14
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