Bahraini human rights defender's appeal adjourned to May 8

Bahraini human rights defender's appeal adjourned to May 8

Rajab is appealing a 5-year prison sentence. He was convicted in February for posting critical tweets of the Saudi-led war in Yemen and Manama’s treatment of prisoners.

(AhlulBayt News Agency) - The appeal process in the case against Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab was adjourned until May 8 on Monday.

Rajab is appealing a 5-year prison sentence. He was convicted in February for posting critical tweets of the Saudi-led war in Yemen and Manama’s treatment of prisoners.

At the time of his conviction, he was already serving a 2-year sentence over television interviews.

Rights campaigners have attributed Rajab’s continued imprisonment to Manama’s ongoing crackdown against civil society and Bahraini dissidents, calling for his immediate release.



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