Urgent Action Outcome: Human rights defender loses final appeal
On 31 December 2018, Bahrain’s Court of Cassation upheld the five-year prison sentence of human rights defender and prisoner of conscience Nabeel Rajab. He was convicted of “spreading false rumours in time of war”, “insulting a foreign country" and “insulting public authorities”, in relation to peaceful tweets about the conflict in Yemen and torture allegations in Jaw prison. Nabeel Rajab has therefore exhausted all legal remedies in this case.
Amnesty International will continue to call for his immediate and unconditional release and for his convictions and sentences to be quashed.
NO FURTHER ACTION IS REQUESTED FROM THE NETWORK. MANY THANKS TO ALL WHO SENT APPEALS.
This is the 23rd and final output for ua 249/14 More information: https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/mde11/9566/2018/en/