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Member in UK Parliament Calls on FCO to Pressure on Bahrain to Release Nabeel Rajab

2016-08-21 - 6:37 p

Bahrain Mirror- Exclusive: A member in the UK Parliament called on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to pressure on Bahrain to release the prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab.

In a letter to the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, MP Margaret Ferrier, the Scottish National Party politician, said that "the United Kingdom should use its influence to call for Mr. Rajab's release."

Ferrier indicated on Friday (August 19, 2016) to the international calls that called for Rajab's release, especially those issued the UN, US State Department, Amnesty International, Bahrain Institution for Rights and Democracy, Human Rights Watch and the International Federation for Human Rights.

She added that the charges raised against Rajab who has been in detention since about 2 months are "related to freedom of expression and that he may face up to 15 years in prison," calling on the UK "not to remain silent and to use its influence to release Rajab" who lives in a degrading health condition.



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