Bahrain Regime Postpones Case of Human Rights Activist Nabeel Rajab
Islam times - A Bahraini regime court adjourned the case of prominent human rights activist and Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) President, Nabeel Rajab, for sentencing until November 22, 2017.
During the Wednesday heating, the regime's appeal court refused to allow his family to enter courtroom and denied his defense team's request to present video recordings as evidence during the hearing.
On July 10, 2017, the first instance court sentenced Rajab to two years in prison for "spreading false news" in television interviews, in which he spoke about human rights violations in the country.
On December 22, 2016, Bahraini authorities accused Rajab of making comments that “harm the interests” of the Manama regime and other Persian Gulf kingdoms through an article attributed to him and published by French Daily Le Monde.
The article slammed the ISIS Takfiri terrorist group for their crimes against humanity. It also slammed Persian Gulf Arab countries for their failure to stop the spread of the violent Wahhabi ideology.
Rajab has also criticized Manama’s role in the deadly Saudi-led military campaign against Yemen.
Thousands of anti-regime protesters have held demonstrations in Bahrain on an almost daily basis ever since a popular uprising began in the country in mid-February 2011.
They are demanding that the Al Khalifah dynasty relinquish power and allow a just system representing all Bahrainis to be established.
Manama has gone to great lengths to clamp down on any sign of dissent. On March 14, 2011, troops from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were deployed to assist Bahrain in its crackdown.
Scores of people have lost their lives and hundreds of others sustained injuries or got arrested as a result of the Al Khalifah regime’s crackdown.
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