Media Coverage & NGOs Statements over the arrest of Nabeel Rajab on 2 April 2015


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On 2 April 2015, police in Bahrain arrested Nabeel Rajab, one of the country’s most prominent human rights activists, and charged him with insulting the Kingdom.

Media Coverage

3/4/2015 NY Times Bahrain Arrests Rights Activist Over Tweets About Torture
3/4/2015 Middle East Eye UK refuses to comment on arrest of Bahraini activist Nabeel Rajab
3/4/2015 Eurasia Review Call For Bahrain To Free Rights Activist Held For Tweets
3/4/2015 Sputnik News HRW Urges Bahrain to Free Activist Arrested for Tweets on Prison Torture
3/4/2015 Press TV HRW urges release of Bahrain human rights activist Nabeel Rajab
2/4/2015 BBC News Bahrain activist Nabeel Rajab ‘arrested over tweets’
2/4/2015 AP Family, lawyer say prominent Bahraini activist arrested
2/4/2015 Reuters Bahrain arrests activist Rajab over tweets – ministry
2/4/2015 AFP Bahrain arrests prominent Shiite activist
2/4/2015 RT Bahraini rights activist Rajab arrested – family
2/4/2015 The Guardian Leading Bahraini activist Nabeel Rajab arrested for highlighting prison abuse
2/4/2015 Global Voices Bahraini Human Rights Defender Nabeel Rajab Arrested Again for Tweets
2/4/2015 VICENEWS Bahrain Arrests Human Rights Champion Nabeel Rajab for ‘Harming Civil Peace’
2/4/2015 DNA Watch: Bahrain arrests democracy activist over ‘harmful’ tweets
Human Rights Organizations
3/4/2015 Human Rights Watch Bahrain: Free Rights Activist Held for Tweets
2/4/2015 Human Rights First Leading Bahrain Activist Nabeel Rajab Reportedly Arrested
2/4/2015 Index on Censorship Index condemns Bahrain’s continuing harassment of human rights defender
2/4/2015 FIDH/OMCT Nabeel Rajab (FIDH Deputy Secretary General) re-arrested for a tweet in Bahrain
2/4/2015 Front Line Defenders Bahrain – HRD Nabeel Rajab Arrested for Tweeting About Torture in Bahrain Prison
2/4/2015 ADHRB/BCHR/BHRS/BIRD NGOs Condemn Arrest of BCHR President Nabeel Rajab[clear]



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