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Bahrain Appeals Court Adjourns Top HR Activist Nabeel Rajab’s Case until Nov. 22 for Sentencing

2017-11-08 - 4:19 p

Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): A Bahrain Appeal 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.

BCHR said that the 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.

The United States expressed its disappointment at the ruling issued against Rajab, calling for his immediate release and dropping all charges raised against him.

 

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