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Bahrain 1st-Hand: Nabeel Rajab's Wife Describes The "Judicial Farce" of His Appeal

Bahrain 1st-Hand: Nabeel Rajab's Wife Describes The "Judicial Farce" of His Appeal | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Nabeel Rajab, President of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights, was in court on Tuesday to appeal his three-year sentence for organising and participating in protests, only to hear that the appeal is postponed to 8 November. One witness, Stéphanie David of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) was denied entry to Bahrain, and the judge refused the defence's request for the testimony on others on the grounds that this would not be "relevant".

In a statement, The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders said the appeal proceedings "blatantly violate[d] the rights of the defence" and called on "the Bahraini authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Mr. Rajab and to put an end to all acts of judicial harassment against him".

Last night, Nabeel's wife Sameera posted an account of the hearing: ....

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هل أنت مستعد للشهادة ببراءة الحقوقي نبيل رجب؟

هل أنت مستعد للشهادة ببراءة الحقوقي نبيل رجب؟ | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
اذا كنت تتفق مع هذه الفقرة ومستعداً للشهادة بها أمام القاضي في المحكمة لتبرئة الحقوقي نبيل رجب من التهم الموجهة اليه ظلماً فتفضل لوضع أسمك وبريدك الالكتروني...
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Nabeel Rajab is a superhero!

Nabeel Rajab is a superhero! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Able to unmask tyranical regimes in a single bound.......faster than a sound-bomb......SUPER-NABEEL!      But really, isn't it a superpower to be able to inspire others to greatness?   Isn't it a superpower to be GREAT and yet humble?    I think his faith is the source of his immense power!

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Nabeel Rajab is too powerful to be contained in ANY cage!

Nabeel Rajab is too powerful to be contained in ANY cage! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Nabeel Rajab is the living embodiment of the 'will to be free!'    He is far too powerful and much too great to be contained in any alkhalifa dungeon.  His spirit, his will, his inspiration has spread around the Globe and is moving nations and Governments to reform.  His tour in alkhalifa prison, is a 'victory lap' as his 'will to be free' envelopes the planet!

 

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Bahrain activist , Nabeel Rajab, urges more protest

Bahrain activist , Nabeel Rajab, urges more protest | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Prominent Bahraini human rights activist calls for more protests against the Saudi-backed Al Khalifa regime.

Bahrain Center for Human Rights President, Nabeel Rajab made the remarks during the funeral procession held for his mother in Manama on Thursday, Reuters reported.

 

“I want and wish for all of you to go to the capital Manama, and everywhere else to fight for democracy, respect, and other rights. We will prove to them (the government) that even if they imprison us, kill us or our families, we will return and we will win this battle against their cruel policies, God willing," he said.

“Our struggle as Bahrainis will continue for democracy, social justice, and equality,” he added. ...

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Free Nabeel Rajab and all Bahraini prisoners of conscience from detentions in Bahrain!

Free Nabeel Rajab and all Bahraini prisoners of conscience from detentions in Bahrain! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
The UN has recently stated that internet access and freedom of expression through the internet is a basic human right.

 

See also :  UN on Human Rights:  http://is.gd/O2NBl1  ;

Other Nabeel Rajab petitions:  http://is.gd/tdVscO

 

 

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Further details regarding the ill-treatment of Nabeel Rajab and Zainab Al-Khawaja in prison of Bahrain

Further details regarding the ill-treatment of Nabeel Rajab and Zainab Al-Khawaja in prison of Bahrain | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

 

Gulf Center for Human Rights and Bahrain Center for Human Rights express their grave concern for the information received regarding ill-treatment of detained human rights defenders Nabeel Rajab and Zainab AlKhawaja in prison of Bahrain,...

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UN Experts Based Statement on Information! #FreeNabeelRajab

UN Experts Based Statement on Information!  #FreeNabeelRajab | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

"...The UN Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders, Margaret Sekaggya said on Aug. 23 that the sentencing of Nabeel Rajab was “another blatant attempt by the Government of Bahrain to silence those legitimately working to promote basic human rights.”..."

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NABEEL RAJAB twibbons for twitter avatars! Show your support!

NABEEL RAJAB twibbons for twitter avatars!  Show your support! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Free NabeelRajab...

 

[Nabeel would help YOU, won't you do this for HIM?!     See my support @KC_Spencer on twitter!]

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Petition We R All Nabeel Rajab

This is petition for We R All Nabeel Rajab. Join the movement! Sign now!

 

The First Minor Penal Court issued on 16/8/2012 ,an arbitrary verdict against the rights activists Nabil Rajab, of three years imprisonment in addition to previous three months imprisonment verdict, on calling for unlicensed gatherings.

The two verdicts, the one related to alleged indignation of respected Muhraq citizens and the other alleged call for unlicensed peaceful gathering, are nullified verdicts, if we consider international law and national legislations related to demonstrations and gatherings, which do not prohibits peaceful demonstrations and gatherings , but rather regulate it within the framework of preserving the public order , protecting the demonstrators and clearing their way.Thus within this context , we assures that it is the state which abuses the law by prohibiting peaceful demonstrations and gatherings ,which are constitutionally guaranteed.

This situation leaves no choice before the citizens, including Nabil Rajab, but to demonstrate and gather, to express their opinion, which is guaranteed by the Constitution of The Kingdom of Bahrain, The National Charter, The ICCPR, where Bahrain is a party, which are within The International Covenence of Human Rights. This verdict is politically motivated with object of vengeance.

Emanating of that, the Observatory calls upon the rights societies and personalities to urge the Bahraini authority to release the rights activist Nabil Rajaband all prisoners of conscience immediately.

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Bahrain activist sentenced to 3 years for protests #FreeNabeelRajab

Bahrain activist sentenced to 3 years for protests  #FreeNabeelRajab | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
A three-year prison sentence handed down Thursday to a prominent Bahraini human rights activist for instigating and participating in several anti-government rallies prompted rare criticism from the United States and sparked clashes in the streets...

 

The State Department said it was "deeply troubled" by the verdict, while the European Union "noted with concern" the sentence. Rights groups, including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, also condemned the verdict.

"We've long made clear that it's critical for all governments, including Bahrain, to respect freedom of expression, freedom of assembly," State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said. "So we are deeply troubled by the sentencing today. We believe that all people have a fundamental freedom to participate in civil acts of peaceful disobedience, and we call on the government of Bahrain to take steps to build confidence across Bahraini society and to begin a really meaningful dialogue with the political opposition and civil society because actions like this sentencing today only serve to further divide Bahraini society."

 

[If you 'call' for illegal gatherings in Bahrain, or you don't call for illegal gatherings in Bahrain, one thing is certain:  there will be illegal gatherings in Bahrain!  So, what possible difference does 'calling' for them make?!  Idiotic 'courts' , myopic judges, and tyranical 'kings' are all commonplace in a Bahrain with no freedoms and no democracy! ]

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WE ARE ALL NABEEL RAJAB ! ! !

WE ARE ALL NABEEL RAJAB ! ! ! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Bahrain must free Nabeel Rajab, and all prisoners of conscience immediately!  To not do so, is to violate the King's promise to abide by the findings of the BICI commission!

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US lawmakers call on Bahrain king to free activist

US lawmakers call on Bahrain king to free activist | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

MANAMA, Bahrain — Nineteen members of the U.S. Congress have written to Bahrain's king to call for the release of prominent human rights activist Nabeel Rajab, who is currently serving a three-month jail sentence for making anti-government statements on Twitter.

Rajab, the president of the Bahrain Center For Human Rights, is due in court Sunday in a separate case that relates to him allegedly calling for and participating in an illegal gathering.

The letter sent Friday to King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa acknowledges the country has introduced reforms since last year's anti-government protests. But it also said Rajab's prosecution runs "counter to the government's assurances that individuals will not be prosecuted for peaceful political speech."

Several other prominent rights groups including U.S.-based Human Rights First have also called for his release.

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Bahrain: Overturn Rights Activist’s Conviction | Human Rights Watch

Bahrain: Overturn Rights Activist’s Conviction | Human Rights Watch | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

(Beirut) – Bahrain’s court of appeal should overturn a lower court conviction for illegal assembly against the human rights activist Nabeel Rajab and cancel his three-year prison term, Human Rights Watch said today. Because the authorities have presented no evidence that he advocated or participated in violence, his conviction is a violation of his right to freedom of peaceful assembly, Human Rights Watch said. The court is scheduled to hear Rajab’s appeal on October 16, 2012.

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Bahrain rejects appeal to release Nabeel Rajab

Bahrain rejects appeal to release Nabeel Rajab | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Leading Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab, who was sentenced to three years in prison in August for organizing demonstrations, was denied a request for release, his lawyer announced today.

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Also on Monday, a leading international rights organization called on the country's monarch to release nine medics who treated activists injured during the uprising.

"...Time and again we have seen Bahraini courts uphold politically motivated charges against those who peacefully dissent," Joe Stork, deputy Middle East director at the New-York based Human Rights Watch, said.

"The Bahrain government repeatedly claims to have carried out reforms while it violates the most basic human rights of its citizens," he added.

The medics were all charged earlier this year and released on bail, but re-arrested after an October 1 court decision upheld their charges.

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Nabeel Rajab is on a strike against food, water & medicine

Nabeel Rajab is on a strike against food, water & medicine | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

#Bahrain - Nabeel Rajab is on a strike against food, water & medicine according to Bahraini activist Mariam Al-Khwaja. 

Why is this important?

Nabeel was sentenced to 3 years in prison unjustly for speaking against of the government of Bahrain for it's inhuman crimes against innocent people.

Nabeel Rajab is a Bahraini human rights activist. He is president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR). He is also a prominent international human rights activist. He is a member of the Advisory Committee of Human Rights Watch's Middle East Division, Deputy Secretary General for the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), former chairman of CARAM Asia, member of the Advisory Board of the Bahrain Rehabilitation and Anti-Violence Organization (BRAVO), and president of Gulf Center for Human Rights (GCHR).

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البحرين ''مونتاج تشييع والدة الآستاذ المناضل نبيل رجب 4'10'2012 | Bahrain: funeral montages of Nabeel Rajab's Mother | 10-4-2012

I am saddened to hear of this loss......

She is with Allah now...

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Word of Nabeel Rajab of the Bahraini people after the funeral of his mother 04/10/2012

كلمة من نبيل رجب للشعب البحريني بعد تشييع المغفور لها والدته وذلك بعد الإفراج عنه مؤقتاً بعد وفاتها 4-10-2012 www.facebook.com/daihnews...

Word of Nabeel Rajab of the Bahraini people after the funeral of the late mother after his release temporarily after her death
10/4/2012

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Bahrain: Human Rights and Political Wrongs

Bahrain: Human Rights and Political Wrongs | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
The crackdowns have only increased, but human rights defenders have gained significant political capital.
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Nabeel Rajab's Wife reveals his harsh conditions in jail

Nabeel Rajab's Wife reveals his harsh conditions in jail | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Nabeel Rajab...

 

We reiterate our call on the international community to put real pressure on the government of Bahrain to stop the acts of ill-treatment practiced on leading human rights defender and to release him immediately as we believe he has been targeted solely for his legitimate human rights activities.

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Thousands join peaceful protest in Bahrain

Thousands join peaceful protest in Bahrain | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Anti-government protesters are demanding the release of prisoners in the first permitted demonstration since June.

 

Tens of thousands of people chanting anti-government slogans and holding up pictures of jailed activists took part on Friday in Bahrain's first authorised opposition protest since June.

No clashes occurred at Friday's march along a 3 km stretch of a highway west of the capital of Manama. Protesters carried Bahraini flags and held up images of rights activist and protest leader Nabeel Rajab, calling for his release......

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Rajab cleared of Tweeting charges

Rajab cleared of Tweeting charges | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Jailed Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab is acquitted of defaming people on the social network Twitter by a court in the capital Manama.

 

[I am unsure of the meaning of this in a nation with no justice and courts that are a mockery.....Anyway, it appears to be a good start!

FREE NABEEL AND ALL PRISONERS OF CONSCIENCE, NOW!]

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FREE NABEEL RAJAB FROM THE AL KHALIFA DICTATORSHIP IN BAHRAIN

FREE NABEEL RAJAB FROM THE AL KHALIFA DICTATORSHIP IN BAHRAIN | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
On Thursday 16th August the Bahrain Court sentenced Nabeel Rajab, President of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, to 3 years in prison on three separate counts of "illegal assembly".
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Bahraini human rights activist gets three-year sentence for demonstration

Bahraini human rights activist gets three-year sentence for demonstration | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

A prominent Bahraini human rights activist has been sentenced to three years in prison for attending an "illegal demonstration".

Nabeel Rajab, who is already serving a three-month sentence for posting anti-government comments on Twitter, is the head of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights and one of the most outspoken critics of the island state's government.

His lawyer, Mohammed al-Jishi, said each of three cases against him yielded a year imprisonment, for a total of three years. Al-Jishi said he plans to appeal the ruling. Rajab will be sentenced later this month for statements he made on Twitter calling for the prime minister to step down and discussing his visit to a village outside of the capital Manama.

Amnesty International has identified Rajab as a prisoner of conscience. Speaking last month, Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, Amnesty International's Middle East and North Africa deputy programme director called for the release of Rajab and 22 other detainees: "The charade of justice has gone on too long, all prisoners of conscience must be set free immediately and unconditionally." ....

 

[This is absolutely crazy!  ,,,,,,  Traditionally, in REAL jurisprudence systems, the punishment fits the crime in scale and severity....

Bahrain's ludicrous 'Justice' system at work.....]

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Group of US lawmakers call on Bahrain king to release prominent rights activist - The Washington Post

Group of US lawmakers call on Bahrain king to release prominent rights activist - The Washington Post | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

MANAMA, Bahrain — Nineteen members of the U.S. Congress have written to Bahrain’s king to call for the release of prominent human rights activist Nabeel Rajab, who is currently serving a three-month jail sentence for making anti-government statements on Twitter.

Rajab, the president of the Bahrain Center For Human Rights, is due in court Sunday in a separate case that relates to him allegedly calling for and participating in an illegal gathering.

The letter sent Friday to King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa acknowledges the country has introduced reforms since last year’s anti-government protests. But it also said Rajab’s prosecution runs “counter to the government’s assurances that individuals will not be prosecuted for peaceful political speech.”

Several other prominent rights groups including U.S.-based Human Rights First have also called for his release. ...

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