UN experts call for release of Nabeel Rajab


The UN panel published on the 13th of August the advanced edited version of opinions adopted by the working group on arbitrary detention, concerning Nabeel Rajab, at its eighty-first session.

The panel called the release of Nabeel Rajab immediately and to “accord him an enforceable right to compensation and other reparations, in accordance with international law.”

The UN panel couldn’t but notice that Nabeel Rajab ”has been the target of persecution, including deprivation of liberty, for many years and there is no other explanation for this except that he is exercising his right to express such views and convictions” considering that the Bahraini government’s attitude could “only be characterized as discriminatory”.

 Read full UN release here.