Bahrain: Detained Activist’s Health Worsens


(Beirut) – A prominent Bahraini human rights activist, Nabeel Rajab, is suffering from health problems that have developed or deteriorated during more than 10 months of arbitrary detention, Human Rights Watch said today. The charges against him violate his right to free expression, and there is evidence he has been punished arbitrarily.

Bahraini authorities arrested Rajab in June 2016, following his social media comments critical of Saud Arabian airstrikes in Yemen and alleged torture in a Bahrain prison.

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