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11 Jul, 2017

Open NGO Letter to EU Member States and Institutions Regarding the Export of Surveillance Equipment

Following the alarming evidence that EU-made electronic surveillance equipment is still being exported to authoritarian countries around the world, we strongly urge all EU member...

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11 Jul, 2017

Bahraini human rights activist sentenced to two years

Index on Censorship strongly condemns the sentencing of Nabeel Rajab to two years in prison. The sentencing of Nabeel Rajab, an Index Freedom of Expression Award winner for his...

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11 Jul, 2017

Cardin Statement on Prison Sentencing of Bahraini Human Rights Activist Nabeel Rajab

“The sentencing of Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab to two years in prison is deeply troubling.  His health has seriously deteriorated while in Bahraini government...

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11 Jul, 2017

Urgent appeal Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab sentenced to two years in prison

The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of FIDH and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), has received new information and requests...

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11 Jul, 2017

Sentencing of Nabeel Rajab

"We are disappointed by the verdict sentencing prominent human rights activist Nabeel Rajab to two years in prison today in Bahrain. We reaffirm our previous calls for his release...

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11 Jul, 2017

Bahrain: two-year prison sentence for human rights activist Nabeel Rajab condemned

‘Imprisoning Nabeel Rajab simply for sharing his opinion is a flagrant violation of human rights’ - Salil Shetty  The sentencing of the Bahraini human rights activist...

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11 Jul, 2017

Bahrain: Activist Nabeel Rajab jailed for 'fake news'

Human rights defender Nabeel Rajab has been sentenced to two years in prison in Bahrain for "broadcasting fake news". A court ruled that he had undermined the "prestige" of the...

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11 Jul, 2017

Nabeel Rajab sentenced to two years in jail

A Bahraini court has sentenced prominent human rights activist Nabeel Rajab to two years in jail after finding him guilty of spreading "fake news", a judicial source said....

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11 Jul, 2017

Statement by the spokesperson of European Union External Action on the sentencing of Mr. Nabeel Rajab by a Bahraini Court

The decision of the Bahraini Lower Criminal Court to sentence Human rights defender Nabeel Rajab to two years' imprisonment in absentia for media interviews he gave in 2015 and...

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11 Jul, 2017

US Condemns Bahrain Court Decision to Jail Rights Activist for Two Years

The United States is disappointed that a court in Bahrain sentenced human rights activist Nabeel Rajab to two years in prison, the State Department said in a press release. ...

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