European Union Condemns Upholding Sentence against Rajab, Calls for his Release

2019-01-04 - 10:04 م

Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): The European Union condemned the Court of Cassation of Bahrain decision upholding the five-year sentence against human rights defenders Nabeel Rajab.

It said in a statement "we believe that no one shall be detained merely on the ground of peacefully expressing his or her opinions," adding that "the rights to freedom of opinion and freedom of expression including on social networks, as protected by the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights to which Bahrain is party, are key principles that we will continue to stand up for."

The European Union confirmed that it continues to call on the Bahraini government to grant Rajab's release.

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