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. The release explained that no individual should be prosecuted or imprisoned for exercising their human rights or fundamental freedoms.

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

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