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Index on Censorship Criticizes Postponement of HR Activist Nabeel Rajab’s Trial

Nabeel Rajab
Nabeel Rajab

2017-09-14 - 3:30 am

Bahrain Mirror: Index on Censorship denounced on its website the postponement of prominent Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab's trial until September 27, 2017.

"Nabeel has been subjected to a completely ridiculous campaign of judicial harassment for expressing his opinions about the country he loves. Nabeel Rajab has committed no crime and should be set free immediately and unconditionally," said Jodie Ginsberg, CEO of Index on Censorship.

The leading human rights campaigner appeared in the Higher Criminal Court on September 11 to be told by a new judge that the case had been continued to September 27.

Index on Censorship marked the September 11 trial date by joining the Amnesty International Bahrain team, the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD), English PEN and Reporters Without Borders by holding a vigil outside the Bahraini embassy in London in protest of Rajab's trial.


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