5 years in jail for tweets: Bahrain sentences top rights activist Nabeel Rajab

Prominent Bahraini rights activist Nabeel Rajab was sentenced to five years in prison on Wednesday, for critical comments he made on Twitter about the government, Reuters reports, citing his lawyer and activists. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/8znt

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Bahraini activist sentenced to 2yrs in jail for spreading ‘false news’

A prominent Bahrani human rights activist has been sentenced to two years in jail after being found guilty by a Bahraini court of ‘publishing and broadcasting false news’. Nabeel Rajab was arrested last year after speaking out about the Gulf kingdom’s human rights record. He was subsequently charged with ‘spreading malicious rumours’ and ‘undermining the prestige’ of the state. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/8hhx

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Bahraini rights activist Nabeel Rajab released on bail, immediately rearrested

Prominent Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab has been released from prison on bail, following a seven-month pre-trial detainment over a series of tweets, but was ordered back into custody over separate investigations.

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You can get 10yrs in Bahraini prison for saying ‘we want peace’ – son of trialed activist Rajab

The trial of prominent Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab has been postponed for a month. According to reports he now faces additional charges over alleged insults against the Saudi government. RT crossed live by Adam Rajab, Nabeel’s son.

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Bahrain re-arrests top human rights activist Nabeel Rajab

A prominent human rights activist Nabeel Rajab has been arrested, his family members said on social media. Rajab led numerous protests during the Arab Spring and repeatedly criticized the Bahraini government on Twitter.

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Bahrain’s Grand Prix Sparks Human Rights Protests

Formula 1’s annual Bahrain Grand Prix opened April 17 to global fanfare, but demonstrators in the small Gulf kingdom off the eastern coast of Saudi Arabia have been protesting the motorsports event for weeks, accusing Formula 1’s management of ignoring longstanding human rights abuses in the country.

This year’s race comes at an awkward time for Bahrain’s ruling al Khalifa family. On April 2, Nabeel Rajab — one of the country’s most prominent human rights activists — was arrested on charges of insulting the kingdom. VICE News was with Rajab shortly before his arrest, when he accused Western governments of turning a blind eye to Bahraini government abuse.

Back in London, activists continue to rally against Britain’s conduct in Bahrain. VICE News met up with members of the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy as they protested the arrival of Prince Nassar bin Hamad al Khalifa — nicknamed the “Playboy Prince” — who has been accused of being involved with the torture of political prisoners.

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Six Months in Jail for a Tweet: Bahrain Update

On January 20, Bahrain sentenced its most prominent human rights activist to six months in jail — for a tweet. Nabeel Rajab, president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, was convicted of insulting the Bahraini government under Article 216 of the country’s strict penal code.

VICE News was with Nabeel at his home, when he received his verdict. He had some harsh words for Britain, one of Bahrain’s closest foreign allies.

In December, the UK announced a landmark agreement to build a new naval base in Bahrain at the cost of 15 million pound sterling ($22.8 million). In a statement to VICE News, a spokesperson at the UK Foreign Office said, “The UK government is supporting the government of Bahrain in its reform program, including work to help Bahrain strengthen its human rights and justice sector.”

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Bahrain: An Inconvenient Uprising (Extra Scene)

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Like many countries in the Middle East and beyond, Bahrain erupted with anti-authoritarian protests in 2011 when the Arab Spring took the region and many of its repressive leaders by surprise.

While Arab Spring uprisings found favor with many in the West, unfortunately for the people of Bahrain, their own revolution was largely forgotten. But it never went away — for three years, near-nightly protests have been brutally quashed by militarized security forces.

Earlier this year, VICE News correspondent Ben Anderson travelled to London to speak with Nabeel Rajab, the unofficial leader of Bahrain’s uprising, and then headed undercover to Bahrain, where he met activists, protestors, grieving parents, and alleged torture victims.

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The Revolt That Never Went Away — Bahrain: An Inconvenient Uprising

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Like many countries in the Middle East and beyond, Bahrain erupted with anti-authoritarian protests in 2011 when the Arab Spring took the region and many of its repressive leaders by surprise.

While Arab Spring uprisings found favor with many in the West, unfortunately for the people of Bahrain, their own revolution was largely forgotten. But it never went away — for three years, near-nightly protests have been brutally quashed by militarized security forces.

Earlier this year, VICE News correspondent Ben Anderson travelled to London to speak with Nabeel Rajab, the unofficial leader of Bahrain’s uprising, and then headed undercover to Bahrain, where he met activists, protestors, grieving parents, and alleged torture victims.

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The Revolt That Never Went Away — Bahrain: An Inconvenient Uprising (Trailer)

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Like many countries in the Middle East and beyond, Bahrain erupted with anti-authoritarian protests in 2011 when the Arab Spring took the region and many of its repressive leaders by surprise.

While Arab Spring uprisings found favor with many in the West, unfortunately for the people of Bahrain, their own revolution was largely forgotten. But it never went away — for three years, near-nightly protests have been brutally quashed by militarized security forces.

Earlier this year, VICE News correspondent Ben Anderson travelled to London to speak with Nabeel Rajab, the unofficial leader of Bahrain’s uprising, and then headed undercover to Bahrain, where he met activists, protestors, grieving parents, and alleged torture victims.

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Jailed Al Jazeera Journalist Abdullah Elshamy Speaks Out: The VICE News Interview

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On August 14, 2013, Al Jazeera journalist Abdullah Elshamy was arrested in Egypt. Though he was never charged, he was accused of helping the Muslim Brotherhood by writing stories that were “harmful to national security.” While awaiting trial, Elshamy was transported through four jails in the country — including a maximum security facility — and put in solitary confinement. After going on a hunger strike in January that lasted 147 days, he was released on medical grounds on June 18, 2014 — 307 days after his initial arrest.

VICE News Editor-in-Chief Jason Mojica interviewed Abdullah Elshamy about his experience in Egyptian prison, and his thoughts on the future of press freedom.

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Jailed for a Tweet: Interview with Nabeel Rajab

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Nabeel Rajab is a human rights activist awaiting trial in Bahrain, one of the West’s favorite dictatorships. Three years after the Arab Spring, protests there are still being violently repressed, and Rajab now faces up to three years in jail — for a tweet. VICE News spoke to him a few weeks before his latest arrest.

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VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – May, 26 2014

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Muslim separatists in Southern Thailand are blamed for a series of deadly attacks, masked anarchists protest to call for the Brazilian government to cancel the World Cup, half of Afghan election workers are fired over fraud allegations, and Bahrain activist Nabeel Rajab is free after serving a two-year sentence.

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THAILAND
Separatist Attacks Reported in Country’s South
A wave of violence kills at least three and injures dozens others.

BRAZIL
Anarchists Demand World Cup Cancellation
Members of the Black Bloc stage protests in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.

AFGHANISTAN
More than 5,000 Electoral Staff Fired
Half the country’s election workers are sacked over reports of voting irregularities.

BAHRAIN
Prominent Activist Released from Prison
Nabeel Rajab is freed after serving a two-year sentence for his participation in protests in 2012.

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